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First Annapolis Marks its 25th Anniversary with a Donation to The Light House.

The Light House is so grateful to have the support of First Annapolis Consulting, Inc., and looks forward to continuing to work together to help rebuild lives in our community. Read their press release below!


July 20, 2016 

First Annapolis Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

First Annapolis Marks its 25th Anniversary with a Donation to The Light House, a Homeless Prevention Support Center 

Annapolis, Maryland: First Annapolis Consulting, Inc., a management consulting and mergers & acquisitions advisory firm serving the electronic payments industry, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. To commemorate the firm’s 25th year anniversary, First Annapolis is making a $25,000 donation to The Light House, a Homeless Prevention Support Center.

“We are proud to celebrate our 25th anniversary and are grateful for the many loyal clients who rely on First Annapolis as their trusted advisor. It is exciting to celebrate our anniversary at such a pivotal time in the history of electronic payments with unprecedented levels of innovation occurring in every segment of the market. At the same time, it is an honor for us to mark this milestone by making a contribution to the Light House to further endorse their mission here in Annapolis,” shared John Grund, a Partner at First Annapolis.

“Through this donation, First Annapolis is helping The Light House implement innovative solutions for preventing homelessness,” said Elizabeth Kinney, Executive Director of The Light House. “We want to thank First Annapolis for partnering with us to build our workforce development training programs. This grant will allow us to continue our transformative work leading to employment and housing for clients of The Light House. With great gratitude, we recognize First Annapolis for their commitment to this community.”

About First Annapolis Consulting:

First Annapolis is a management consulting and M&A advisory firm with a primary focus on the electronic payments industry. Our clients include U.S. and international financial institutions, payment networks, service providers, retailers, affinity groups, wireless companies, manufacturers, trade associations, and government agencies. We offer a full range of services including strategy development, benchmarking, portfolio/risk management, strategic sourcing, and marketing support. In addition to supporting traditional payment products, we advise clients on mobile/digital initiatives, Fintech opportunities, and payments innovation. First Annapolis also offers a suite of specialized M&A advisory services to complement our consulting practice. For more information, visit www.firstannapolis.com, LinkedIn, and @FirstAnnapolis.

About the Light House:

The Light House works in partnership with local employers who hire their workforce development program graduates. The organization strives to be a model of caring for the homeless with transformative programs, employment training, opportunities for housing and a commitment to innovative community engagement. For more information, visit www.annapolislighthouse.org.

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Bank of America and The Light House break ground onThe Light House Bistro

November 5, 2015

Bank of America and The Light House Partner to Break Ground on New Culinary Training Center

The Light House recognized by Bank of America as a Neighborhood Builder, will receive leadership training and $200,000 in flexible funding

Annapolis, MD – Today, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and The Light House, a homeless prevention support center, broke ground on the renovation of The Light House’s former shelter. The repurposed building will serve as a 50 seat Bistro, Culinary Training Center and home to BEST Catering. Additionally, it will include four permanent supportive housing apartments. The Culinary Training Center and Bistro will provide training and employment for graduates of The Light House’s Building Employment Success Training Program (B.E.S.T.).

Graduates of The Light House Culinary Training program will receive continued instruction in food preparation, catering, nutrition education and restaurant service through transitional employment opportunities at The Light House Bistro The training center and Bistro are scheduled to open to the public in summer 2016.

The funding is part of the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders® program. David Millman, Maryland and Baltimore market president, Bank of America, presented The Light House with a check for $200,000 at the ground breaking event this morning. The nonprofit is being recognized for its work responding to the needs of those at-risk for or experiencing homelessness in Central Maryland.

“We recognize The Light House and its leaders are on the front lines in its efforts to significantly reduce the number of homeless in our community,” said Millman. “This support will help The Light House expand its efforts, reaching more families and building the essential partnerships needed to break the cycles of homelessness and hopelessness.”

The Light House works in partnership with local employers who hire their workforce development program graduates. The organization strives to be a model of caring for the homeless with transformative programs, employment training, opportunities for housing and a commitment to innovative community engagement.

“Through their visionary Neighborhood Builders program, Bank of America is helping The Light House implement innovative solutions for preventing homelessness,” said Elizabeth Kinney, executive director of The Light House. “We want to thank Bank of America for partnering with us to bring culinary social enterprise to Annapolis. This grant will take our work to the next level.”

Since 2004, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has invested $183 million in more than 900 nonprofit organizations and provided leadership resources to nearly 2,000 nonprofit leaders through Neighborhood Builders and the Neighborhood Builders Leadership Program®. This long-term investment in nonprofit leadership development and capacity building is the largest philanthropic investment of its kind.

Neighborhood Builders is just one example of our broader corporate social responsibility efforts to build vibrant communities and economies. By advancing partnerships with nonprofits addressing needs related to community development, basic human services and workforce development and education, we are working to increase financial stability and help individuals and families find the pathways out of poverty.

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Tooth Fairy Club

We wish to thank the following local dentists who are part of our Tooth Fairy Club.
These special dentists have donated much needed dental care to residents of The Light House:

Dr. Earl Chambers
621 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD 

 Dr. Tara Creamer
918 Chesapeake Avenue
Annapolis, MD  

Dr. Taylor Meiser
Lighthouse Family Dentistry
37 Old Solomon's Island Road
Annapolis, MD

 Dr. Bonnie Mitchell
3168 Braverton St. Suite 380
Edgewater, MD  

Dr. John Ritter
802 Bestgate Road
Annapolis, MD 21401


For more information on how you can become a member of the Tooth Fairy Club, contact:
Jill Thompson, Case Manager at jtompson@annapolislighthouse.org or call 443-569-4215 



Quality Health Foundation

The Light House was awarded $10,000 for its Power Up Your Pantry Program. The program provides cooking and nutrition classes in Spanish and English to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  Participants receive groceries and cooking utensils.  This comprehensive nutrition program is designed to improve health outcomes that can lead to increased self-sufficiency and improved quality of life. For more information please click here.


 

 


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