Past Homecomings

Homecoming 2023

Baltimore Homecoming 2023 brought together Baltimore’s leaders with distinguished alumni of our city to #Activate our capital! View our 2023 program book, and learn more about the leaders and organizations we are asking you to support through your intellectual, social, and financial capital. Key highlights from the event included:

  • Presentations from our 2023 Homecoming Heroes and Crab Tank Entrepreneurs, including the 2023 winner of the $25,000 prize, Hiatus Cheesecake – and the audience favorite winner of $2500, Treehouse Juicery.
  • Gathering of more than 40 local and national CEO’s at the first CEO Roundtable to discuss the opportunities and actions to be taken with Baltimore.
  • Remarks from Mayor Brandon Scott and Governor Wes Moore, with a welcome of the current State Cabinet Secretaries.

Homecoming 2022

For our 2022 conference, our goal was to #Amplify the voices of Baltimoreans throughout the city by supporting more than 35 locally-owned, women / minority led small businesses, engaging with 23 community-based organizations, and sharing the story of Baltimore’s success with hundreds of people dedicated to this city. Learn more about the exciting programming that we had to offer through our 2022 program book.

  • Dine Around Baltimore conversational dinners held at Alma Cocina Latina, BLK Swan, Water for Chocolate, and many others.
  • Homecoming Celebration at the newly transformed Lexington Market.
  • Fireside Chat with Dug Song and Chris Wilson.
  • Founder’s Panel: Thriving in Baltimore with Delali Dzirasa, Jess Gartner, Kristen Valdes, Ellington West, and Jeff Cherry

Homecoming 2019

Our 2019 conference was a truly transformative event with inspirational speakers from a various industries, four engaging field trips led by local organizations, our second Homecoming Hero Awards to recognizes local non-profit leaders, and our first ever Crab Tank Pitch Competition to support Baltimore start-up companies. Check out the details of our 2019 conference and learn more about the Baltimorean alumni that came home to celebrate with us through our 2019 program guide and event recap and summary book.

  • Field Trip: Revitalizing East Baltimore, Humanim, Inc. & The Choice Program (UMBC)
  • Field Trip: Baltimore’s Creative Neighborhood Economy, Made in Baltimore & Greenmount West Community Center
  • A Homecoming Celebration at the new Broadway Market & The Choptank
  • A special Q&A with creator and former host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe
  • Good Morning Coffee with Duff GoldmanAngel McCoughtry, & Lance Reddick

Homecoming 2018

Our inaugural Homecoming Conference was held October 3-5, 2018. The conference brought together accomplished Baltimore alumni and expats from around the U.S.—from the worlds of sports, entertainment, fashion, finance, industry, philanthropy, academia, and the arts—with our city’s most promising leaders and doers. The event showcased Baltimore’s vibrant arts and culinary scenes, expose guests to the city’s remarkable innovators and entrepreneurs, and encourage discussion about the city’s challenges – and the bright future we can build together. Re-live the memories and excitement of our 2018 conference through our program book.

  • Breakfast & lunch by B-More Kitchen food entrepreneurs
  • Panel discussion of Community Approaches to Violence Reduction
  • Insider field trips to: Station North Arts Districts, Living Classrooms Target Investment Zone, Center for Urban Families & West Baltimore, Beta City VC Pitch Session and Johns Hopkins Technology Venture FastForward Labs.
  • Special performance by Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women’s Lethal Ladies STEP team

Past Co-chairs

Our co-chairs are made up of a notable group of luminaries who are helping us inspire Baltimoreans nationwide to to join us in building a brighter future for Baltimore. Take a look at some of our Co-chairs from previous years!



Adena Friedman

President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq, Inc.

Brandon M. Scott

52nd Mayor of Baltimore

Daniel R. Porterfield

President and CEO of The Aspen Institute

Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises

Chief Executive Officer of Baltimore City Public Schools

Dug Song

Chief Strategy Officer of Cisco Security

D Watkins

Editor at Large for Salon

Chris Wilson

Artist, Author, Social Entrepreneur


Duff Goldman

Chef and TV Personality

Mark & Patricia Joseph

Baltimore Philanthropists, The Shelter Foundation

Angel McCoughtry

WNBA All-Star for the Atlanta Dream

Senator Barbara Mikulski

Former U.S. Senator for Maryland

Lance Reddick


Mike Rowe

CEO, mikeroweWORKS Foundation

Melanie Whelan

Managing Director, Summit Partners


Julie Bowen


Calvin Butler

CEO, Baltimore Gas & Electric

Elijah Cummings

U.S. Representative and Ranking Member, House Oversight Committee

Josh Charles


Ron Daniels

President, Johns Hopkins University

Amanda Lipitz


Wes Moore

Noted author and former CEO, Robin Hood

Kevin Plank

CEO & Chairman, Under Armour, Inc.

Joyce Scott

Baltimore City Artist & MacArthur Genius Award Winner