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Fifth Annual March Market Madness

March Market Madness 2019

March Market Madness would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, donors, and the large group of generous volunteers, including SIF board members and other champions. Thank you to everyone who made the event a succes

Event Highlights

The Fifth Annual March Market Madness, was a meaningful gathering for all who attended. As in years past, members of Baltimore’s financial services community and of the community-at-large came together to support the SIF mission while enjoying a fun evening out. The event featured hors d’oeuvres and a wine & craft beer bar and included a large silent auction with over 65 packages, a raffle, an arcade basketball free throw contest, and great networking opportunities. One highlight of this year’s March Market Madness was certainly the outstanding program of speakers.

Event Program

The evening’s program gave attendees to hear firsthand how Stocks in the Future’s financial literacy program impacts students in underserved communities. Guests were enthusiastically welcomed by Ms. Afra Vance White, Director of External Affairs at The City of Baltimore Mayor’s Office. Ms. Teresa Scott, principal of St. Ignatius Loyola Academy spoke eloquently about her belief in the SIF program and the success she has witnessed. She then introduced a group of her middle school students who entertained the crowd with a lively presentation. Following the current students, Pearl Smith of PNC, a SIF alumna, gave a moving testimonial about how exposure the program impacted her future choices and career trajectory.

Carol Croxton, a member of the SIF Marketing Committee, introduced the extraordinary Keynote Speaker, Dr. Tracey L. Durant, Director of Equity at Baltimore City Public Schools. Dr. Durant left the audience speechless with her fascinating presentation, which was worthy of a TED Talk.

The recipient of the 2019 Community Impact Award was Dr. Faith Hibbert, principal of Fallstaff EMS. Dr. Hibbert has been a devoted supporter of the SIF program for nearly two decades as she has recognized the impact it has had on scores of students under her

care. Krissy Vetre, 7th/8th grade teacher at Fallstaff accepted the award on her behalf and gave her own testimony about her belief in the program and how she learned alongside her students over the years.

The program closed with an expression of gratitude to the evening’s many sponsors, donors, presenters, and attendees by Rebecca Lange-Thernes, Executive Director of Stocks in the Future. Ms. Lange-Thernes shared her passion for the mission of the program and some examples of the ways in which she has seen the programs touch participants—students, alumni, administrators, teachers, and volunteers.

S&P 500 2019 Final Closing Bell Contest
  • You may not have a crystal ball, but you will have fun trying to predict the 2019 year-end number of the S&P 500. You can place 1, 2, or 3 guesses, now through June 30th.
  • The Grand Prize winner walks away with 40% of the pot and the Second Place winner receives 10%. The more tickets you buy, the more Stocks in the Future will reap big rewards!
  • Winners will be announced at March Market Madness 2020.
Photos From Last Year’s March Market Madness Event