Money Matters Fair Attracts 250

The Money Matters Fair, hosted by MakingChange, a local nonprofit which develops and delivers financial education programs, attracted over 250 attendees to Long Reach High School. BGE was the presenting sponsor for the family event.

Information on college funding options, achieving a financial goal and caring for aging parents was featured. Pro bono financial planners were available for consultation. Over 30 exhibitors provided information about local financial resources. Activities for children ages 12-18 and their parents included the popular Y-Fi (Youth Finance) interactive financial simulation designed to show how career, education and spending choices impact success.

MakingChange provides group seminars, personal coaching and community education to teach people to manage their money and change their lives. Its programs are offered in schools, human service agencies and businesses. For more information, visit


Money Matters Fair attendees included (from l.) BGE Manager, Local Affairs, Mike Fowler and BGE CEO Calvin G. Butler, Jr., who chatted with MakingChange Executive Director Mike Couch. BGE was the Presenting Sponsor of the event.









Watching the speakers at the Money Matters Fair hosted by MakingChange were (from l.) Board member Dara Knobel, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, Board member Mark Stinson, and Howard County Council members Calvin Ball and Jon Weinstein.









Volunteering at the Money Matters Fair were students are from Patapsco Middle School’s Knights to the Rescue service club (from l.)Grace Cho, Chelsea Mikal, Olivia McLean, Brooke Yeates-Trotman, Emma Tennant, and Minjee Um. Joshua Starling is the face in the million dollar bill.



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