What is the Essence of the Baltimore Metro-Area Funding Community? - Exponent Philanthropy

What is the Essence of the Baltimore Metro-Area Funding Community?

Please join Exponent Philanthropy and Maryland Philanthropy Network for this complimentary in-person program with a virtual option

Exponent Philanthropy is looking forward to bringing its annual conference to Baltimore in October 2023. We invite you to join us today for a conversation with our new CEO Paul D. Daugherty to learn about your funding community – your relationships, focus, impact, and successes. What makes the Baltimore-area community unique? What are the impactful practices currently underway? What have been some recent or newsworthy situations that mobilized funders and other local agents across the area? We look forward to meeting with and hearing from you. Exponent Philanthropy and Maryland Philanthropy Network members and non-members are all welcome.

Co-hosted by Maryland Philanthropy Network. Coffee and refreshments will be served.


Paul D. Daugherty
CEO, Exponent Philanthropy 

Paul D. Daugherty is the CEO of Exponent Philanthropy. Under Paul’s leadership, Exponent continues to advance its vision of transformed communities through informed giving. Before joining Exponent Philanthropy, Paul was president and CEO of Philanthropy West Virginia, a regional philanthropic leadership organization. Currently, Paul serves on the United Philanthropy Forum’s National Public Policy Committee and Rural Equity Working Group. He formerly served on their board of directors.

Who Should Attend

This program is open to foundation donors, trustees, and staff; individual donors; donor advised fund holders; and members of giving circles.

Registration and Other Policies

Please register by clicking this link, even for complimentary programs. By registering for this program, participants are agreeing to Exponent Philanthropy’s Participant Guidelines. Please contact us by email or at 202-580-6560 if you have any questions. 


The Maryland Philanthropy Network office is at 1600 W 41st Street, Suite 700 in Baltimore. The MPN conference room can accommodate a limited number of participants in person – we hope you’ll join us! If you are not able to join us in person, we will be sharing a link for virtual viewing.   

Health & Safety

At the Maryland Philanthropy Network office, masks are encouraged but optional for in-person gatherings. The CDC’s Community Level for Baltimore City/County is Low, which means MPN follows the CDC’s recommended actions based on that level.


The office is located in a single-story building with free accessible parking directly in front of our suite. Our front door is accessed by a ramp and it remains locked throughout the day. MNP staff are on hand to unlock and hold the door open, please use the call button to the right of the door for entry. The office suite has a single-occupancy accessible restroom at the back left of the lobby/kitchen area along with a bank of additional gender-divided restrooms with accessible stalls in a shared hallway. Service dogs are, of course, welcome.