Meet the Gardener Family

Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation

Support programs like Early Head Start easily, with a quick update to your retirement account or insurance policy

Marisa Gardener and her husband, Anthony Gray, are grateful for donors like you who contribute to Bon Secours Baltimore Foundation. Your support for Community Works provided services such as Early Head Start. Early Head Start helped them prepare their growing family for success.

When you make a planned gift to the Foundation, your impact lasts long after your lifetime to help families in West Baltimore for many years to come. Making the Foundation a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy is a simple way to include the Foundation in your estate plans and doesn’t require any out-of-pocket costs.


“Community Works is a good place for parents who are low income or without a big support system. They really want to help you move up and transition in society.”


For Marisa and Anthony, help from donors couldn’t have come at a more important time. With a toddler at home and a baby on the way, Community Works was a convenient one-stop location to help them access many valuable resources like WIC and Early Head Start. They got nutritious food, health care, parenting skills and preschool education for their sons.

Discuss your passion for supporting West Baltimore neighbors with a Foundation team member to discover planned giving options that will extend your impact long after your lifetime. A small change to your estate plan could make a big difference for others like Marisa, Anthony and their family.

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