William H. Cox, Jr.
Lester C. Grimm
John J. Horner
Robert F. Kahoe, Jr.
William S. Kelly
Arden C. McClune
Joseph E. Pfaff
Patrick A. Pollard
Christopher G. Schlehr
Terry R. Troy
William J. Vanden Eynden
James E. Welch
Thomas "Tucker" F. McNulty
Donald H. Young
The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation, Inc. was founded in April 1998 by local citizens and business people with the goal of improving the amenities and quality of life offered by the greater Bel Air community to its residents, neighbors and visitors.
To fulfill its purpose, the Foundation will raise funds and accumulate resources, identify and furnish support to community groups and other organizations to improve the quality of life and civic features of the Bel Air community and to fund civic improvements which help achieve these goals. Mission - Approved by Board of Directors: January 22, 2009
From 1999 to 2001, the Foundation raised $258,178 towards the construction of bleachers at Bel Air High School; the total cost for which was over $400,000. In 2003, $25,199 was raised for improvements to the William A. Humbert Amphitheater located in Shamrock Park. $30,000 was awarded for a permanent restroom facility at the Lyn Stacie Getz Creative Playground at Route 24 and Ring Factory Road.
In 2005, the Foundation has created a playground grant program for Bel Air area schools, awarding $5,000 to Bel Air Elementary School and Wakefield Elementary School to assist in the replacement of outdated equipment. We have awarded 2 separate grants to Ring Factory Elementary totaling $10,000. Also, $20,000 (2/$10,000 grants) was approved for the Sexual Abuse/Spousal Abuse Resource Center (SARC) for Phase I & III renovations to the headquarters in memory of Tom Broumel. The Foundation has made available $10,000 in contributions to the Department of Parks & Recreation for construction of Annie�s Playground and a public climbing wall at Edgeley Grove Farm in Fallston.
$25,000 was paid to the Town of Bel Air for the construction of a women's locker room at the Bel Air Reckord Armory for use by the Bel Air Recreation Committee. $25,000 has been paid for the construction of a new building at the Equestrian Center to house a Senior Workshop & Restroom and provide public restrooms for the Ma and Pa trail users. Also, $5,000 was given to Harford Habitat for Humanity for computer equipment; $2,050 was used to match the purchase of the Bel Air Reckord Armory's curtain and $8,000 to KIDSAVE International.
In 2009, GBACF will be donating $25,000 to the "turfing" of Tucker Field. This very popular community facility will be one of the first fields in Harford County to receive artificial turf. The Foundation has approved $5,000 for the Town of Bel Air's Homestead Park to replace outdated playground equipment.
The Foundation raises money through charity events such as the Annual Golf Classic and the Annual Shrimp Feast/Bull Roast held at the Bel Air Reckord Armory. The Foundation is a qualified 501(c) (3) Corporation and your gift is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Tax ID is available upon request.