Board Meeting Minutes December 14, 2021

The special meeting of the Transition Board of Directors of the Baltimore Children & Youth Fund, Inc. was held on December 14, 2021, via video conference.


Board Members in Attendance: Dion Cartwright, Chair; Erika Seth Davies, Vice Chair; Kirsten Allen, Vice Chair; John Morris, Treasurer; Jacqueline Caldwell; Catherine Benton-Jones


Board Member Absent: Julia Baez, Secretary; Earl El-Amin


The Meeting was called to order by the Chair, Dion Cartwright, at 4:35 p.m.

Welcome & Review of the Agenda – Dion Cartwright, Board Chair

Cartwright welcomed the Transition Board of Directors and public to this special meeting of the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund, Inc. (BCYF, Inc.).


Cartwright reminded the attendees of BCYF, Inc.’s purpose: to create new opportunities for the city’s young people to learn, thrive and succeed. Cartwright also stated BCYF, Inc.’s status and responsibility as a nonprofit organization stewarding public funds.


Cartwright stated the focus of the meeting: continuing the discussion of hiring BCYF, Inc.’s President.

Discussion of President Hiring – Dion Cartwright, Board Chair

Cartwright stated that the Board would continue discussion of the finalist candidate for the President’s position and close this portion of the meeting. Morris moved to close the meeting. Caldwell seconded the motion.


Cartwright stated that this meeting will be closing pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, General Provisions Article Section 3-305(b):


Section 3-305 (b)(1): To discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees, or officials over whom this public body has jurisdiction; any other personnel matter that affects one or more specific individuals. Baltimore Children & Youth Fund, Inc.


AND Section 3-305(b)(13): To comply with a specific constitutional, statutory, or judicially imposed requirement that prevents public disclosures about a particular proceeding or matter.


At 4:40 pm, all members in attendance unanimously agreed to close the meeting with no abstentions. This portion of the meeting was held in closed session, beginning at 4:43 pm.

Adjournment – Dion Cartwright, Board Chair

Cartwright adjourned the Board meeting in closed session at 6:35 p.m. The Board did not return to open session.


The next Board meeting will be on Wednesday, December 15th 2021 at 6:00 p.m., via Zoom