Maryland Black Caucus Foundation (MBCF): What is it?
(ANNAPOLIS - October 18, 2012) - The Maryland Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (MBCF) serves as the fundraising arm of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. MBCF is a 501 (c) 3 non partisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and educational resource, dedicated to the equitable participation of African Americans socially, economically, and educationally, in all aspects of public policy formulation and development.
In addition to awarding scholarships, the MBCF sponsors leadership seminars, issue forums, and regional conferences. These platforms allow the MBCF to bring together a diverse perspective of public policy experts, business and community, religious and educational leaders to develop and implement real solutions to ensure a better Maryland for all.
Every year, since 1995, the Maryland Black Caucus Foundation in partnership with the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (LBCM) hosts a legislative weekend where business and community leaders, Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), inspiring youths and legislators meet to explore legislative actions to empower our communities. With each conference, we strive to put together timely, engaging and informative workshops to address the needs of our communities.
“The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland conferences over the years has provided not only a forum for legislative leaders, businesses, clergy and citizens to come together around issues impacting the African American community, but it has also used the time to provide networking opportunities to connect with those who are making a difference in Annapolis. Associated Black Charities is proud to have been a part of the Caucus conference as a contributor and a learner so we too can continue to grow in making a difference in the State on behalf of African Americans.”
President and CEO
Associated Black Charities
“The Maryland Black Caucus Foundation’s annual legislative weekend is a ‘must-attend’ event for me. I always learn something valuable from the educational programs and find that spending time with so many dedicated stakeholders and advocates is very invigorating – personally as well as professionally.”
—Zenita Wickham Hurley
Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs