2015 Charities


The Maryland Conservatory of Music was founded in 2002 and is a non-profit organization that provides quality, accessible music training and experiences that develop creativity, self-confidence and achievement. MCM serves students age one to eighteen and adults. The Conservatory’s goals are to nurture students’ artistic expression as an extension of themselves, to foster positive character traits and life skills, and to establish community outreach programs throughout the state of Maryland. MCM’s Student Center for Life Enrichment (SCALE) focuses primarily on helping underprivileged children, at risk youth and children with developmental challenges such as autism, Attention Deficit Disorder and other learning challenges through music. The Conservatory has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to ensure that every child has the opportunity to benefit from music regardless of financial means.



The Children’s Playhouse of Maryland is a nonprofit community theatre organization dedicated to youth performers ages 18 and under. The mission of the Children’s Playhouse of Maryland is to provide theatrical experiences for young people in Baltimore’s diverse metropolitan area. The goals of CPM are to make live theatre accessible to all children, to enable young people to gain an appreciation for the arts as well as confidence and a sense of responsibility, and to provide training and practice in acting and theatre production for youth. Every six months CPM offers ten-week sessions in Theatre Performance Studios for children ages 4 to 15 that are specifically designed for the age of the students and to promote self-confidence, self-esteem, discipline and cultivate skills. CPM resides and performs at CCBC Essex.