Getting to Know Our Donors

As Free Fall Baltimore 2016 came to a close, BOPA Development Intern Meral Jone had the opportunity to interview Lara Hall, Senior Program Officer with the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation. The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation is a longtime supporter of Free Fall Baltimore, BOPA’s celebration of National Arts & Humanities Month.

Brief History:
The Rosenberg Family has a century-long commitment to supporting the arts in Baltimore City. Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg was the epitome of a true patron of the arts, particularly in identifying and supporting up-and-coming talent. She was a devoted supporter of institutions including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Why does the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation support Free Fall Baltimore?

The Rosenberg Foundation is committed to all audiences having access to the City’s art & cultural institutions. Free Fall Baltimore is the perfect fit because it is an elegant and efficient solution to expanding the Foundation’s reach. Through Free Fall we have been able to support 78 art organizations at once. It also serves as a way to highlight organizations that may not have the resources to market themselves.

What other organizations or causes does the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation support?
The Rosenberg Foundation roots are in the Baltimore region, where we do the majority of our grantmaking. We provide and support a variety of arts, education, health and self-sufficiency programs serving families and neighborhoods across the City.

What are some of the Rosenberg Foundation’s long-term goals?
The Rosenberg Family is committed to building new audiences for the arts though diverse cultural offerings. The Foundation is an advocate for free access, believing that financial barriers should not stop people from accessing our cultural riches. We believe that in order to make Baltimore a vibrant city, we need to engage the entire community in the arts.