Charity Meets: Shay Sharpe, Founder of Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes

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Shay Sharpe, Founder of Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes (Photo Credit: Milton Lawrence)

When Shay Sharpe was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer at the age of 26, she felt isolated and alone, never having expected to battle cancer at such a young age. Realizing that there were few resources for breast cancer patients […]

Charity Meets: Casey Baynes, Founder Of Casey Cares Foundation


Casey Baynes (Photo Credit: Casey Cares Foundation)

Casey Baynes has been achieving big things from a young age. After battling dyslexia throughout her education, she received her Associate’s Degree prior to her high school graduation and became the youngest recipient of a Master’s Degree from Towson University. Early in her professional career, she […]

Charity Meets: Kimberly Klacik, Founder Of Potential Me & Mrs. Baltimore 2014

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Photo Credit: Travis Curry Photography

Growing up, Kimberly Klacik remembers feelings of insecurity that once held her back from her dreams. Today, the beautiful wife, stepmother, and philanthropist has started a successful charity to instill confidence in other young women. Through Potential Me, young women volunteer in their community and utilize their creative […]

Charity Meets: Jason Hisley, Owner of La Cakerie

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Jason Hisley (Photo Credit: Max Levine Photography

At the age of 25, Jason Hisley has already appeared twice on the Food Network, winning “Cupcake Wars” and placing second on “Sweet Genius,” and opened his own bakery – now with two thriving locations and a food truck. The young entrepreneur and pastry chef is […]

Charity Meets: Danielle Diferdinando

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Danielle Diferdinando at the As If magazine launch party

As a Maryland native living in New York City, Danielle Diferdinando knows the importance of giving back to her hometown. Daughter of the local Boardwalk Fries empire, Danielle grew up with a love of fashion and design. During a successful internship with Bergdorf Goodman, […]

Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson At National Prayer Breakfast

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Dr. Benjamin Carson (Photo Credit:

Dr. Benjamin Carson, the world-renowned Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, had the honor of speaking at the Fellowship Foundation National Prayer Breakfast in D.C. with an audience that included President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and other key leaders […]