The Carson Scholars Fund is an educational nonprofit founded by retired renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife, Candy. The CSF’s mission is to cultivate future leaders who are not only intellectually talented by also socially conscious. CSF supports two main initiatives, the Carson Scholars Program and the Ben Carson Reading Project.

Learn more about the Carson Scholars Fund here.

This year, proceeds of Black Tie Baltimore will go to support The Midtown Academy, a K-8 public charter school in Baltimore City whose mission is "uniting diverse communities, igniting an enduring passion for learning, and developing outstanding global citizens."

Learn more about The Midtown Academy here.

Teach For America’s deep investment in Baltimore has shown that great leaders in classrooms, schools, and systems have the potential to significantly shift academic trajectories and life opportunities for Baltimore’s young people. We are heartened by the recent progress in schools—enrollment, graduation rates, and standardized test scores have all improved over the past five years. Baltimore is truly on the cusp of change with the recent passage of school construction legislation, providing approximately $1 billion in funding for school renovations to ensure that facilities are conducive to high levels of student learning. Outside of schools, Baltimore is growing rapidly in edtech innovations and community organizing. We remain acutely aware, however, that Teach For America must continue our efforts to ensure that all students in Maryland have access to an excellent public education.

Learn more about Teach For America here.