At 211 degrees, water is HOT. At 212 degrees, it BOILS; and with boiling water, comes STEAM; and with steam, you can POWER A TRAIN.
ONE DEGREE makes all the difference!
What is your #onedegree?
Throughout 2014, there have been a lot of #onedegrees at DHF — it has, by all measures, been quite the year for all of us!
The 500+ youth we served throughout the year each experienced a lot of new technology! We as an organization learned a ton and matured significantly. Our programs are stronger, our path forward better defined, our administation more efficient, our ability to measure impact increased, and our team more committed than ever. We are excited see where we go from here and how much we will accomplish in 2015!
We could not have made such tremendous progress without ALL OF YOU and the multi-faceted support of so many foundations, organizations, businesses, and individuals. Thinking back on the year, we have a lot for which we are incredibly grateful, and we take our charge to make a long-term, trajectory impact with all of the serious and gravity that mission requires. We work hard, enjoy the challenges, and have fun doing our part to make the world a better place for all!
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
→ staff: Shawn, Steph, Amber, Greer, Jonathan, Melissa, Iman, Adam, Jean Carlos, Kathleen, Keaton, Keimmie, Matt, Nat, Tobias! (and ALL of our family members who do so much to support our passion for this work, especially Ann!)
→ board: Olga Brillman (chair), Chris Engel (treasurer), Vince Talbert, Chris Hoyt, John Sunder, Dianne Conley, David Stone, Guy Filippelli, and Sean Lane
→ financial: Pat Emerson and the audit/tax team at Gross Mendelsohn
→ special committee members: Ellie Mitchell, Winston Philip, and Greg Smith
→ in-kind: DLA Piper, Friends of the Web, Baltimore City Public Schools, Evolve Communications, Humanim, STEMconnector, Michelle Whelley, and BridgeEDU.
→ supporting organizations: Deutsch Foundation, Warnock Foundation, Abell Foundation, France-Merrick Foundation, Weinberg Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bowe-Stewart Foundation, Straus Foundation, Blaustein Philanthropic Group, Sylvan/Laureate Foundation, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, Northrop Grumman, M&T Bank, Family League of Baltimore, Comcast, Maker Education Initiative, Venable, APX Labs, CyberPoint International, ASME, Betamore, Cognizant, SunTrust, RedOwl Analytics, Johns Hopkins University, Federal Hill Business Association, Loyola University, PayPal, Campaign Consultation, SRI International, Eye Byte Solutions, and numerous others!
→ major individual donors: Doug Becker, Frank Bonsal III, Peter Bowe, John Cammack, Nick Hallam, Cindy Howton, Chris Hoyt, Guy Filippelli, Sandy Rosenberg, Barbara Stewart, Vince Talbert, Dave Troy.
→ individual contributors: Don Abrams, Jennifer Accardo, Jane Adams, Tamirate Aklog, Rabyaah Althaibani, Joe Antenucci, Dr Jai Armstrong, Janice Armstrong, Mario Armstrong, Shawn Arnwine, Jessie Arora, Luiza Avila, Mike Baader, Johanna Bachman, Dana Baiocco, Rob & Barbara Balcerzak, Julie Baldi, Matt Barinholtz, Kathy Barnett, Paul Barry, Rich Bendis, Debra Bingham, Michael Blackburn, Noah Blau, Hope Blinkoff, Michael Blinkoff, Vemise Bolden, Sharicca Boldon, Frank Bonsal, Peter Bowe, Clyde Boyer, Wendy Boyer, Heather Bradbury, Mike Brenner, Olga Brillman, Olga Brillman, Cathy Brock, M. Jason Brooke, Chris Broome, Skher Brown, William Bullard, Ethan Byler, John Cammack, Greg Cangialosi, Kathy Carducci, Eoghan Casey, Jean Carlos Cedré, Delia Chiaramonte, Karyn Chisholm, Pat Christie, Susan Ciavolino, Andrea Ciccarello, Nicola Ciccarello, Bani Cipriano, Kimberly Citizen, Samantha Codes, Allan Cohen, Kelly Cole, Matt Cole, Dianne Conley, McKeever Conwell, Allison Cooper, Annet Couwenberg, Andrew Coy, Ann Coy, Lee & Linda Coy, Andrew Coy, Linda Coy, Andrew Coy, Linda Coy, Lynne D’Autrechy, Stephen Davee, Neil Davis, Stephanie Dickard, Kevin Diehn, Miriam Dubin, Rachel Duncan, Keenan Dworak-Fisher, Delali Dzirasa, Cathy Easter, Jennifer Eiben, Ingrid Elliott, Valerie Ellis, Robert Embry, Chris Engel, Christine Farber, Lara Faulkner, Lynn Faulkner, Guy Filippelli, Yair Flicker, Donna Folkemer, James Foster, Raymond Gabler, Rick Geritz, Mike Graham, Nick Greer, Jeff Griffin, Amber Grimes, Shawn Grimes, Steph Grimes, Adam Gross, Olgun Guvench, Nick Hallam, Stephen Hanssen, Keiren Shawn Havens, Justin Hayes, Mark Headd, Ellen Hemmerly, Robin Hexter, Sean Higgins, Russell Hill, Tim Hodge, Brenda Hodges, Tom Hoen, Chris Hogan, K.C. Hopson, Katie Howell, Chris Hoyt, George Johnson, Paul Johnson, David Jones, Helene Kahn, Rahul Khorjekar, Carmen & Darrell Kifer, Terry Kilby, Maureen Kilcullen, Elisabeth Knoll, Sharon Lacy, Dee Lake, Sean Lane, Courtney Larned, Dionna Latimer-Hearn, Katie Sauer LeChase, Gretchen LeGrand, Rachel Leith, Michael Lindsay, Kelvin Liu, Kathleen Lynch, Meg Lynch, Jonathan Lyons, Susan Magsamen, Hal & Susan Malone, Joseph Manko, Martha Marani, Len Markidan, Liz McCreary, Kavan McEachern, Kate McGuire, Marty McGuire, Jonnie-Kay McLean, Kelly McQuiston, Jen Meyer, Arsh Mirmiran, Patrick Mish, Elinor Mitchell, Karen Moore, Abhishek Motayed, Shalin Mody, Wendy Muher, Michele Mulich, Ed Mullin, Tom Murdock, Blaine Nelson, Brendan O’Brien, Zoe Pagonis, John Palumbi, Jason Pappas, Peter Parker, Amber Passey, Brent Passey, Caitlyn Passey, William Passey, Eliot Pearson, Ty Pearson, Eliot Pearson, Ty Pearson, Eliot Pearson, Kathleen Perez, Regina Perez, Amy Phillips, Callie Pilling, Celine Plachez, Brandon Price, Mark Procopio, Simon Randrian, Michael Raphael, Mike Reese, Monica Reisz, Mary Rhodes, Bryan Richardson, Michele Riley, David Robson, Patrick Roanhouse, William Roth, Rebecca Royal, David & Tiffany Rueckert, Dagmar Ruiz, Nathaniel Safren, Sarge Salman, Neil Saval, Scott Schelle, Ed Schmalzle, Roger Schulman, Danny Schwartz, Nathan Scott, Sarah Sechrist, Libby Shadis, Tamara Shay, Brendan Shelley, Patrick Shelley, Staci Shelley, Patrick Shelley, Donald Smith, Kelly Smith, Charles Smutz, Aisha Snead, Anne Spence, Gordon Steen, Caryn Stein, Barbara Stewart, David Stone, Adam Stull, John Sunder, John Sunder, Danielle Sweeney, Victoria Swinburne, Vince Talbert, Kevin Tame, Linda Thibault, Amy Thomas, Melody Thomas, Richard Thomas, Scott Thompson, Julie Torchia, Christopher & Laura Trizna, David Troy, Lisa Twiss, Rob Vacek, Sheila Vaudreuil, Kevin Vertucio, Daniel Waldman, Sheila Wells, Ray Wenderlich, Dawn Van Wieren, Terrie Williams, Joanne Wooldridge, Alan Wright, Juan Zayas.