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BCPS Education Foundation receives $10,000 donation from GBBR Charitable Foundation

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS Charitable Foundation, Inc., has made a $10,000 donation to The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools in memoriam of Ross Mackesey, former president of the Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS® and chair of the BCPS Ethics Review Panel.

Ross Mackesey

The $10,000 donation has been designated to the foundation’s RISE (Relief in Securing Education) for a Brighter Future campaign, supporting the foundation’s collaborative educator resource center, the Exchangeree: Gizmos and Gadgets Galore, which provides academic, therapeutic, and social-emotional supplies and resources to BCPS educators from two locations (Windsor Mill and THE AVENUE at White Marsh). Educators then distribute these supplies to the students most in need.

“Mr. Mackesey was both a prominent REALTOR® and a dedicated supporter of public education in Baltimore County,” said Deborah Phelps, executive director of The Education Foundation. “This generous gift from the GBBR Charitable Foundation is a thoughtful commemoration of his legacy, and it will help support quality education and student well-being across Baltimore County.”

“Ross was an avid supporter of public education.,” said Nancy Hofmann, chair of the GBBR Charitable Foundation. “This gift to The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools is a wonderful opportunity to honor his memory.”

Mackesey was a member of the Baltimore real estate community for more than 35 years and received a REALTOR® of the Year award from GBBR, in addition to serving as president of the GBBR, an instructor in the Graduate REALTORS® Institute, a long-time member and former chair of the Professional Standards Committee, a mentor to new REALTORS®, and a member of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee.

The Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation, Inc. supports and engages in charitable, civic, educational, and humanitarian activities and programs designed to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods within the Baltimore metropolitan area.

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