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Step OUT for the Urban Visionary Awards

Join the Center for Urban Families as it honors visionary leaders at an award ceremony at the American Visionary Art Museum April 11.

Step OUT to wine and dine at Uncorked

Head to Roland Park to check out this year's Uncorked, the annual fundraiser hosted by the Baltimore chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives. The event takes place March 18. 

Step OUT for the Chocolate Affair

Feast on a chocolate-inspired dinner while supporting a good cause. The annual Healthcare for the Homeless Inc. fundraiser takes place Feb. 9 at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.

Step OUT: For an Exhibit of an Award-Winning Watercolor Artist

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum kicks off MLK Jr. day with the new watercolor exhibit by Bryan Collier.

New foundation takes aim at the high cost of youth sports

Getting kids enrolled in basketball, baseball and soccer can cost thousands of dollars a year — an expense that many families can't afford. So Darryl Hill launched a foundation that will help families offset the costs and work with youth leagues and manufacturers to bring prices down. 

Step OUT: For a Fashion Benefit at the Center Club

The Center Club is hosting a fashion show Nov. 16 to assist needy men and women who require business attire for the workplace. 

Spotlighters Shines the Path to its Future

The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre has been a cornerstone of the Mount Vernon neighborhood for the last 50 years. Adding new education programs and sprucing up the space are among its plans for the future. 

Making a Big Difference With Small Change

Baltimore's GiveCorps seeks to connect a new crop of donors to worthy causes that often go under the radar. It has devised a unique giving model that lets donors give money online to specific projects and offers a reward for doing so — such as a gift certificate to Woodberry Kitchen. Think Kickstarter meets LivingSocial. 

Step OUT: For Wind Powered Baltimore Week

Raise a glass at various networking events to support alternative energy as Clean Currents hosts Wind Powered Baltimore Week. 

Social Enterprises Profit From Doing Good

Many organizations have grand plans to do good. But making the money you need to bankroll those efforts —  while staying true to your mission — takes some ingenuity. Attendees of a recent Baltimore conference on social enterprises highlighted successful efforts in doing just that. 

Don't Break the Bank: Nonprofit Teaches Kids to Manage Money

A new state mandate now requires Maryland schools to teach financial literacy. Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is leading the way with programs that teach students how to manage credit card debt and live within their means.

Putting the Pieces Back Together at Marian House

Nonprofit Marian House helps struggling women get their lives back on track. It recently received a federal grant that it will use to house more women. 
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