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Orioles announce $5M pledge to city's CollegeBound Foundation

MASN Chairman & CEO John Angelos and Mayor Brandon Scott make announcement
Posted at 2:55 PM, Jan 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-16 19:00:02-05

BALTIMORE — The Orioles announced today that they're pledging $5 million to Baltimore's CollegeBound Foundation, which supports Baltimore City Public Schools graduates through their college experience.

Orioles chairman and CEO John Angelos joined Mayor Brandon Scott for the announcement, at Camden Yards this morning.

They said it's about making a long-term investment in Baltimore. The Orioles will also be offering paid internships to students in the College Completion Program, with the goal of ultimately hiring those students.

The program says it has made a significant difference in the college graduation rate of city public school graduates, since being founded in 2017. The inaugural class is on track for a 75 percent graduation rate, and the 2018 students are on track for a 78 percent graduation rate.

Angelos said:

"This significant pledge is a testament to the club’s commitment to the City of Baltimore, the State of Maryland, and its youth. We hope our contribution acts as a kickstart, and now challenges other Baltimore City businesses to support the CollegeBound Foundation and its mission.”