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Joani Van Tuyl Tells us About the 6th Annual MBK Classic and J.P. Blase’s Contributions

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
The 6th Annual MBK Classic is taking place on Monday, September 12th at the Cattail Creek Country Club.

The 6th Annual MBK Classic is taking place on Monday, September 12th at the Cattail Creek Country Club.

Recently, we told you all about J.P. Blase Cooke and his selfless and inspiring contributions to My Brother’s Keeper and the Irvington community he grew up in, knew, and loved. While Blase Cooke is no longer with us physically, his undying spirit and generosity has made it possible for MBK to better serve the less fortunate members of his community for years to come.

We are thrilled to announce that the 6th Annual MBK Classic is taking place on Monday, September 12th at the Cattail Creek Country Club! This charitable event combines a stellar golf course with amazing friends and the support of a wonderful cause that was near and dear to Blase Cooke’s heart. Below is an interview with Joani Van Tuyl, who worked as Blase Cooke’s assistant and office manager for 25 years and continues to work in the Cooke Family Office. Read on to learn more about Blase Cooke and the success of MBK Annual Classic in her words. (more…)

Will Gov. Hogan’s $700M Demolition Plan for Baltimore Affect My Brother’s Keeper?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Abandoned row houses

Baltimore is populated by more than 662,000 people and there are about 16,000 vacant buildings and 14,000 vacant lots. Project C.O.R.E. aims to address this issue.

On January 5, Gov. Larry Hogan announced an almost $700 million plan to demolish thousands of vacant buildings in Baltimore’s poorest neighborhoods and replace them with new developments. Gov. Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake are working together on the redevelopment plan – Project C.O.R.E.(Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise) pledging $94 million over a four year period to demolish 4,000 vacant properties throughout Baltimore.

An additional $600 million in subsidies was pledged to encourage redevelopment. The Maryland Stadium Authority will be overseeing the demolitions. Many of those in the area are rejoicing at the news, excited that Baltimore – the “core” of Maryland according to Hogan – is finally addressing issues that have been overlooked for far too long.

 

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