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Seminars Available for Agencies and Businesses

MakingChange seminars are available to the clients and employees of human service agencies in Central Maryland, as well as employees of local businesses. The seminars teach comprehensive financial management skills in a user-friendly and meaningful practical way. Each presentation may last up to two hours and could include handouts, quizzes and other materials. Seminar topics… Continue Reading

MakingChange Provides Financial Education for Over 2,000 People

MakingChange had a record year in FY18, helping 2,161 people manage their money and change their lives through financial wellness programs. The Howard County nonprofit’s Financial Education Seminars served 1,275 participants. The 92 seminars focused on budgeting, understanding credit, and savings, among other topics. Personal Financial Coaching was offered to 143 clients who were interested… Continue Reading

18th & 21st  Supper Club Hosts Benefit for MakingChange

18th & 21st Supper Club Hosts Benefit for MakingChange

18th & 21st, the new supper club in Downtown Columbia is hosting a benefit, “An Evening at the Speakeasy,” for MakingChange, a nonprofit in Howard County which empowers individuals and families to achieve financial stability. “An Evening at the Speakeasy” is set for Monday, Sept. 17, from 5:30-7:30 p.m, and will feature an imaginative sampling… Continue Reading

Family Fun and Community Game Night Slated April 14 Getting Ahead Graduates Host Benefit for Making Change

Family Fun and Community Game Night Slated April 14 Getting Ahead Graduates Host Benefit for Making Change

The 2nd Annual Family Fun and Community Game Night presented by Getting Ahead graduates is slated for Saturday, April 14, from 5-8:30 p.m., at the Bain 50+ Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Activities include arts and crafts, ice cream sundae station, relay contests, games and prizes, raffle drawings and music. Admission is a… Continue Reading

Michael Kyung Lee Selected to Head MakingChange

MakingChange, a nonprofit in Howard County which empowers individuals and families to achieve financial stability, has selected Michael Kyung Lee to serve as Executive Director of the organization. Lee replaces former Executive Director Mike Couch, who moved out of state. Lee has over 20 years of senior management experience in non-profit and private sectors. He… Continue Reading

Non-profit Center Opens

MakingChange is joining other organizations at the long awaited Howard County Nonprofit Center, which will include offices for the Howard County Housing Commission, HopeWorks, Association of Community Services of Howard County, Bridges to Housing Stability, Camp Attaway, Compass, Inc., Heritage Housing Partners, Howard County Autism Society, READY, Howard County EcoWorks, United Way of Central Maryland… Continue Reading

Fundraiser Rocks Merriweather

Over 100 supporters joined MakingChange staff and board members for the “Party Like a Rock Star: Beer Tasting & Backstage Tour” at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The benefit featured tours of the pavilion’s newly renovated backstage, suites for performers and a swimming pool for them and their families, as well as the community room and deck… Continue Reading

MakingChange Wins Financial Ed Award

MakingChange is the winner of the Outstanding Organization Award presented by the Maryland CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) Campaign, Maryland Council of Economic Education and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The Financial Education and Capability Awards are intended to highlight the dedication and success of public school teachers, community champions and outstanding… Continue Reading

Richard Shepherd Joins MakingChange Board

Richard H. Shepherd, Jr., has been elected to the MakingChange Board of Directors. Shepherd is President of Sales & Business Strategies, a Columbia business which provides consulting services to chief executives and senior management of small to medium sized corporations. Shepherd previously was the President/Owner of Columbia Pontiac-Buick-GMC, Co-Founder and Vice President of Government Operations… Continue Reading

Free Preparation of Tax Returns Starts

MakingChange, a Howard County non-profit organization that develops and delivers financial education programs, is hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at The Multiservice Center in North Laurel Jan. 28-April 15. The Howard County site, like other VITA sites across the country, offers free tax return preparation and filing to most taxpayers who earned… Continue Reading