In 2020, we’re setting out to raise $1,000,000 for the organizations building a brighter future for Baltimore and we’re looking for alumni whose expertise and influence can advance the missions of our city’s dedicated nonprofits. We’ve heard from our alumni base that they’re ready to broaden their commitment to Baltimore. We can’t gather in person this year—But we can harness the energy, the excitement, the determination and the spirit of mutual support that is Baltimore. Join The Campaign for Baltimore’s Heroes. Get involved. Donate today.
Friday, October 9th @4:00pm
Storytelling: The Power of Narrative
While the mainstream media paints one story, Baltimoreans share another. Storytelling, in all its forms, has become a way for communities to more accurately reflect their experiences and share them with others- a crucial act in times of social change. Join us for a Baltimore Conversation to discuss how our featured panelists use their passion for storytelling to challenge the narrative. Register here.
Thursday, October 29th @5:00pm
Baltimore Conversation with Brandon Scott
Join us for a conversation with Brandon Scott (Baltimore City Council President and Democratic Nominee for Mayor of Baltimore) about his vision for the future of our city moderated by Alicia Wilson, VP of Economic Development for Johns Hopkins University & Health Systems. What will Baltimore look like when we emerge from the ongoing pandemic and as calls for justice and racial equity continue? What strengths does he see that Baltimore can leverage when economic recovery efforts begin in earnest? Register here.
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Baltimore Homecoming is a gathering of Baltimore’s most accomplished natives and alumni from around the U.S. and the world.
We’re coming together to meet the city’s next generation of innovators, artists, activists and community leaders; to reawaken and deepen our personal ties to the city; and to spark new partnerships, investments and collaborations.
Baltimore’s Legacy, Baltimore’s Future.
Baltimore has always been home to innovators, to intellectuals, to makers and doers.
Throughout our history, Baltimore has been home to great men and women – from Thurgood Marshall to Johns Hopkins, Harriet Tubman and Babe Ruth — who have shaped the face of our city, our state and our country.
Our city is heir to their tradition of creativity, energy and optimism.
Today, researchers at our hospitals are testing the limits of the possible in the life sciences, teams of astronomers at our laboratories are exploring the furthest reaches of the galaxy, our painters and writers are leading the national conversation on race and politics, and our social entrepreneurs are creating new models to tackle entrenched poverty and right historic wrongs. And in this city there are many more great artists waiting to be discovered, companies waiting to be launched, and organizations waiting to be scaled.
We’re Building a Network of Alumni Who Can Make an Impact.
Through an annual Homecoming conference, we’ll engage our city’s expats with the innovators, entrepreneurs, developers, activists, artists and community leaders that are reshaping Baltimore, creating opportunities for new investment, collaboration and partnership. We’ll showcase the remarkable people and organizations across the city, and in the process reshape the national narrative around Baltimore, exposing the grit, energy and hustle of this remarkable place.
Who counts as a Baltimore alumni?
Anyone who was born or has lived in Baltimore City or the Baltimore region. And even if you haven’t spent much time here, if you want to help the city, let’s talk.
How can I get an invite?
The event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is behind Baltimore Homecoming?
Baltimore Homecoming is a registered nonprofit corporation. It was founded by Nate Loewentheil and JM Schapiro but has broad participation from across Baltimore City. More information here. The 2020 Baltimore Homecoming Conference is being organized by Baltimore Homecoming, Inc., a nonprofit corporation based in Baltimore.
Is it open to the public?
The goal of the Homecoming conference is to showcase Baltimore City for a small group of leading Baltimore natives from around the U.S. and the world, and is therefore by invitation only. However, there will be opportunities for people from across Baltimore representing the academic, non-profit, business, artistic and religious communities to participate.
How is it funded? Who is making money?
Baltimore Homecoming is a nonprofit organization funded by individuals and corporations.
There are no ticket sales or other revenue sources.