By the Numbers
Our 2023 Changemakers drew historic participation, with a sold out crowd of nearly 450 individuals. We were thrilled to welcome many distinguished guests, including Governor Wes Moore who delivered our keynote address. Elected officials from all corners of the state joined in the celebration, affirming their commitment to a more sustainable Maryland.
As one of our biggest fundraising opportunities, Changemakers 2023 reached new heights, generating over $370,000, which will support our efforts toward a healthy environment for all Marylanders. This fundraising success is a community effort, reflected in the support from our 95 business, organization, and individual sponsors – including returning Changemakers title sponsor Ørsted and 25 new sponsors.
Honoring Maryland’s Changemakers
One of the event’s signature moments was recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of our five awardees:
- Liz Burdock, President & CEO, Business Network for Offshore Wind
- Senator Benjamin T. Brooks, Sr. (District 10, Baltimore County)
- Chair Luke H. Clippinger, Esq. (District 46, Baltimore City)
- Delegate Lorig Charkoudian, PhD. (District 20, Montgomery County)
- Delegate Dana Stein (District 11B, Baltimore County)
Their achievements have played a pivotal role in protecting Maryland’s clean water, healthy air, and resilient communities, particularly in relation to the goals set forth by the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022.