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Thomas E. Wilcox

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Thomas E. Wilcox

President and C.E.O.
Baltimore Community Foundation

Thomas E. Wilcox has served the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF), a collection of more than 600 philanthropic funds, since September, 2000. Tom Wilcox has led fund raising efforts that have helped the foundation triple its annual grantmaking, from an average of less than $10 million per year in the 1990’s to an average of $24 million per year in the past decade. These efforts have contributed to Baltimore’s renaissance and have brought opportunity to many Baltimoreans.

Wilcox helped to develop Invest in Baltimore, BCF’s civic agenda that encompasses and measures coordinated efforts to reduce poverty, stimulate economic growth and assure a high quality of life in Greater Baltimore. He is currently engaged in a strategic planning process, in collaboration with BCF’s board, donors and staff, to align BCF’s grantmaking, philanthropic initiatives and public advocacy in an effort to set and contribute to ambitious goals for the Baltimore region.

Wilcox currently serves on the boards of The Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Foundation, The Foundation Center, The Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, The Middle Grades Partnership, The Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, The East Baltimore Development Inc. Educational Initiative and CFLeads, a national coalition of community foundations committed to civic leadership. He also serves as an advisor to The William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund and The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation. He has been cited as an Influential Marylander and an Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record and is a regular contributor to the Op Ed page of The Baltimore Sun.

Before joining BCF, Wilcox served as headmaster of Concord Academy in Massachusetts for nineteen years. He was the founding director of The Association of Boarding Schools and a teacher and administrator in schools in the U.S. and Europe. Wilcox has a B.A. from Colorado College and an Ed.M. from Harvard University, where he divided his studies between the Graduate Schools of Education and Business Administration.