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The Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter selected Raymond L. Bank '71 as the 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year. He will receive his award at the annual Fundraising Day in Maryland Conference's Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award Luncheon on June 5. Ray served as President of the Gilman Board of Trustees from 2002-2006 and was integral to the success of the $50 million Character * Leadership * Commitment: The Campaign for Gilman School. Congrats! Learn more about Ray here.

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JMU Champions

Two athletes from the Class of 2015 played for JMU's 2016 NCAA Division I Championship team. Jahee Jackson played offensive lineman and Rob Branch played safety. Go Dukes!

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Derrick Wang '02 will receive the APA Alumni Service Award from The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law at the APALSA's annual spring reception, March 2. Congrats, Derrick! Learn more about the reception.

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John Chirikjian '13, a Yale senior, took a family portrait for a professor. Little did he know the photo would accompany an article about the impact of the recent immigration executive order on families published in the Washington Post. Read the piece.

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Four Gilman alumni - Dan Baker '00, Alex Benfield '10, Sam Frank '08 and Jake Tunney '08 - are part of the team behind the inaugural Aging2.0 Baltimore Accelerator. The (fabulous) four, along with their teammate Maren Ray, have planned a series of events beginning in March with a goal to catalyze innovation in healthcare technology for the 55+ community through human-centered design. Events include a Kick-off Night and Hackathon on March 10 - 12, 2017, at the Digital Harbor Foundation, a series of Focus Groups, March 18 - April 8, 2017, at Brightview Senior Living, Erickson Senior Living, or CHAI, and the Final Pitches, April 18, 2017, at the Digital Harbor Foundation.

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Seal of Approval

B'more Organic, owned by Jennifer and Andrew Buerger '83, is one of three businesses to win the OnDeck Seal of Approval Contest. Winners receive $10,000 and a one-on-one coaching session with Barbara Corcoran, of "Shark Tank" fame. Read more on the OnDeck website.

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Michael Blum '71 directs a revival of "Threepenney Opera" at Spotlighters Theatre. Read about his interpretation and presentation on the Sun website.

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Brett Tilley '15 serves as the manager for the College of Charleston Cougars basketball team. Brett is a sophomore at Charleston. He's pictured with his father Glenn. Go Cougars!

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Bradley King on Broadway

Bradley King '02 recently made his Broadway debut as Lighting Designer for the smash hit Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812, starring Josh Groban. The New York Times called it "the most innovative and the best new musical to open on Broadway since 'Hamilton.'" Read his interview with Broadway World.

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