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From left to right: Charles “Chuck” Martin, of M&T Bank (Legacy Award); Erika Davies, of Association of Black Foundation Executives (Change Agent Award); Sheldon Caplis, of OneMain Financial (Community Investor Award); Mark Furst, of United Way of Central Maryland (Champion Award); Robert “Bob” Wallace, of The Bith Group (Community Investor Award); Robert Harting, of Danko Arlington (Community Investor Award). (Jay Baker photo)

The Associated Black Charities (ABC) organization hosted a reception at Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore on March 31 to recognize and show their appreciation for the honorees and partners involved in their upcoming June 13, 2015 gala at Martins West in Baltimore.

Those honored at the gala included Charles “Chuck” Martin of M&T Bank; Erika Davies, of the Association of Black Foundation Executives; and Sheldon Caplis of OneMain Financial, among many others.

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BGE CEO Calvin Butler is ABC’s 2015 Honorary Gala Co-Chair (Jay Baker photo)

Celebrating 30 years of service, the upcoming ABC gala will have Calvin Butler, CEO of Baltimore Gas & Electric as this year’s honorary gala co-chair.

ABC is a Maryland-based organization that was established in 1985 to respond to the issues and disparities African Americans face in their communities. It is one of the few remaining African-American public foundations in the U.S. that is dedicated to help facilitate better life skills, environments and wellness in the Black community. Under the capable leadership of its president, Diane Bell McKoy, ABC continues to occupy an important role in addressing the quality of life needs of the Baltimore and other African American communities in the State of Maryland.