Our Story.

When slot machine gambling came to Maryland, Baltimore residents were promised the resources to improve their communities. We are fulfilling that promise.

In 2015, Baltimore adopted the South Baltimore Gateway Master Plan, a sweeping plan to improve neighborhoods near the casino. The City then began to implement this plan, with the advice of the Local Development Council (LDC) and funding provided by the Local Impact Grants generated by video lottery terminals.

It soon became clear that another organization was also needed to help spend these funds – something that could be flexible, nimble, and entrepreneurial. So in 2016, the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership was established. Now the City and the Partnership split Baltimore’s share of the Local Impact Grants.

In order to successfully implement the ambitious agenda laid out in the Master Plan, we created our own Strategic Plan to narrow our focus to a few key areas. We intend to make decisive change in a few critical topics, rather than having a minor impact on many.

Under our Strategic Plan, we will spend the coming years focusing on three crucial elements of the South Baltimore Gateway Master Plan: Environmental Sustainability, Health and Wellness, and Community Development and Revitalization.

We also have divided our work into three program areas: Community Grants, Enhanced Services, and Transformational Projects.

Click here to download our Strategic Plan:  

We are governed by a Board of Directors comprised of residents and business owners, and operate in a District that can be explored in the map here.

Neighborhoods Include:
  • Barre Circle
  • Carroll-Camden Industrial Area
  • Cherry Hill
  • Federal Hill
  • Federal Hill South
  • Lakeland
  • Mount Winans
  • Otterbein
  • Pigtown / Washington Village
  • Ridgely's Delight
  • Riverside
  • Saint Paul
  • Sharp-Leadenhall
  • South Baltimore Neighborhood
  • Spring Garden Industrial Area
  • Stadium Area
  • Westport
Note: Port Covington is not included in our district.

Meet our Staff.

Brad Rogers Executive Director brogers@sbgpartnership.org

Acacia Asbell Community Grants Director aasbell@sbgpartnership.org

Oscar Harrell Enhanced Services Director oharrell@sbgpartnership.org

Erica Pitkow Operations Director epitkow@sbgpartnership.org

Marissa Ramirez Communications & Outreach Specialist mramirez@sbgpartnership.org

Amy Bernstein Technical Support Officer abernstein@sbgpartnership.org

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Board of Directors.

Rev. Alvin Gwynn

Leadenhall Baptist Church

Alvin Lee

ABC Ventures, Cherry Hill resident (Proxy: Michael Middleton)

Andrew Gervase

Sharp Leadenhall Improvement Association (Proxy: Jasmine Esteve)

Aparna Jain

Citizens of Pigtown Community Association (Proxy: Sandy Davis)

Bernard "Jack" Young

City Council President (Proxy: Edward Reisinger)

Beth Whitmer

Federal Hill Neighborhood Association

Bill Reuter

Ridgely's Delight Association

Colin Tarbert

Office of the Mayor (Proxy: Ethan Cohen)

Debbie Ally-Dickerson

WORK Printing and Graphics

Eric Costello

City Council, 11th District (Proxy: Justin Lane)

Geoffrey Washington

Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler

Jackie Grace-Pope

VP & Assistant General Manager, Horseshoe Casino (Proxy: Shakira Garcia)

Jill Johnson

MedStar Harbor Hospital

Karl Lowe

South Baltimore Neighborhood Association (Proxy: Gilda Johnson)

Keisha Allen

Westport Neighborhood Association

Michael Tyson

Mt. Winans Community Association (Proxy: Jayne Jenkins)

Phylicia Porter

National Institutes of Health, Optimal Public Health Solutions LLC

Sophia Silbergeld

Adeo Advocacy

Walter Ettinger

South Harbor Renaissance

Wayne Vance


Rev. Willie J. Pack, Sr.

Cherry Hill Ministerial Alliance

Be Heard.

If you would like to work with us, or if you simply have questions or comments, you can get in touch with the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership by filling out the form here.

101 W. Dickman Street, Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21230