“These organizations need the support of BFGCF because the services they provide truly make a difference in the lives of everyday people.”
Member Since: 2017
Currently resides in Timonium, Maryland
Tell us about your professional background. My current role is a Real Estate Professional at Long and Foster, Greenspring. I manage The DiBari|Johnson Group and have been selling real estate for over 12 years. Prior to my career in real estate, I was a Project Engineer/Assistant Manager with Whiting-Turner Contracting company for 6 years. I managed multiple projects at Patuxant River Naval Air Station. Before Whiting-Turner, I served 4 years of active duty in the US Marine Corps.
In what ways are you connected to the community? I served on the Board of Directors at Maryland New Direction from 2007-2015; my last 3 years as board president. MND has a significant impact on career development and job-placement in the Greater Baltimore area. My wife works for one of the Timonium/Lutherville Elementary Schools and is involved with many families entering the school. My daughter attends Maryvale Preparatory School and my son is at Ridgely Middle School. They are involved with sports at their schools, as well as club/recreational teams in the area. My wife and I attend their sporting events and social gatherings.
Why did you choose to get involved with the Building for God Community Foundation? Maryland New Directions was a grant recipient of BFGCF. I attended the organizations Gala, where I was able to see so many other non-profits, like MND, receive grants. This gave me the opportunity to see how other organizations were doing so many great things in and around Baltimore. These organizations need the support of BFGCF because the services they provide truly make a difference in the lives of everyday people.
Shortly after the Gala, I met Michael Brooks through mutual friends (some current board members) at the Country Club of Maryland. Michael invited me to meet with him for breakfast to get to know one another. My conversation with Michael was motivational! To hear his vision and passion for BFGCF was contagious. I'm so grateful to be on the BFGCF board.