Our History

Since an original bequest of $11 million from the estate of Morris Goldseker in 1975, the Goldseker Foundation has granted $100 million to approximately 600 nonprofit organizations and projects in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Though the focus of the Foundation’s grantmaking has evolved over time, in all of our grantmaking we have sought to honor Mr. Goldseker’s wish that the Foundation serve the Baltimore community by investing in its institutions and people.

Today, the Goldseker Foundation works in partnership with the city’s civic leadership, a well-established nonprofit sector, and a growing community of entrepreneurs to serve the Baltimore community, through grantmaking primarily in the areas of community development, education, and nonprofit organizational development. Looking forward, the foundation is exploring opportunities to grow our portfolio of program related investments. Members of the Goldseker family continue to serve on the board of directors, along with independent directors and the input of an advisory committee comprised of the presidents of three of Baltimore’s leading institutions.

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Sheldon Goldseker
    Chairman
  • Simon Goldseker
    Vice Chairman
  • Shelley Goldseker
  • Ana Goldseker
  • Deby Goldseker
  • Sharna Goldseker
  • Susan B. Katzenberg
  • Howard M. Weiss

Advisory Selection Committee

  • Ronald J. Daniels
    President
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Marc B. Terrill
    President
    The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
  • David Wilson
    President
    Morgan State University

Investment Committee

  • Sheldon Goldseker
  • Simon Goldseker
  • Shelley Goldseker
  • Ana Goldseker
  • Deby Goldseker
  • Sharna Goldseker
  • Matthew D. Gallagher
  • Susan B. Katzenberg
  • Charles W. Cole, Jr.
  • Marc P. Blum
    World Total Return Fund, LLP
  • Laura A. Klepczynski
    CFA, Bank of America, N.A.
  • Linda Derkach
    PNC Bank
  • Howard M. Weiss
    Bank of America, N.A.
  • Ronald J. Staines
    Staines, Wiley & Schutz
  • Ed Boyer
    Asset Strategy Consultants

Staff

  • Matthew D. Gallagher
    President & CEO
  • Laurie Latuda Kinkel
    Program Officer
  • Terri DeBord
    Executive Assistant to the President & CEO