Baltimore Parks & People Foundation Receives Renovation Grant

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Baltimore Parks & People Foundation
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Anthony W. Deering is the chairman of Exeter Capital, LLC, a private investment firm, and has served many civic and community organizations as a Chairman or a Board Member. Anthony W. Deering previously served as an Honorary Board Member of the Parks & People Foundation.

The Baltimore Parks & People Foundation has received a grant for $437,500 from the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Planning Association. The money will be used to renovate the Ambrose Kennedy Park at Johnston Square. Ambrose Kennedy Park is a 1.75 acre park in the midst of urban blight in the city of Baltimore.

The grant will be used to provide enhancements to the park. The current green space where children play will be improved, and the park will be made a healthier place by the removal of asphalt to enhance the storm-water drainage system. In addition shade trees will be added to cool the park for comfortable community gatherings, and a new restroom facility will be constructed. The greening of the park will provide an access to nature for individuals living in a challenging urban environment.

The Baker Artist Awards

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Baker Artist Awards
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Anthony W. Deering has served as the Chairman of Exeter Capital LLC, based in Lutherville, Maryland, for more than a decade. In addition to having served the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) as Chairman of the Board, Anthony W. Deering is currently serving the museum as a Trustee. Each year from the end of July through the middle of September BMA celebrates the Baker Artist Awards

The winners of the prestigious awards, which include the Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize and the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize, $50,000 and $20,000 respectively, are showcased through an exhibition of their works. The exhibit also features works from the winners of the Semmes G. Walsh, Nancy Haragan, and Board of Governors Awards ($5,000 each). Established to support artists while promoting the creative side of Baltimore, the Baker Artist Awards serve artists from the Greater Baltimore area working in all artistic disciplines. The awards were created by the William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund, and are part of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Under Armour’s 3 Grey Matter

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3 Grey Matter
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After a successful career with The Rouse Company, where he served as CEO for seven years, Anthony W. Deering is now the chairman of Exeter Capital, LLC, a position he has held since 2004. Anthony W. Deering also sits on the board of directors for Brixmor Property Group and apparel manufacturer Under Armour.

One of the most prominent athletes linked to Under Armour is Golden State Warriors guard and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry. Under Armour signed the NBA superstar to an endorsement deal in 2013 and extended the contract through to 2024 after Curry’s banner seasons in 2014 and 2015. To date, Curry’s name has been associated with more than 100 shoe designs for the company.

A recent Curry signature shoe – the Curry 3 Grey Matter – was released in late 2016. The shoe features Under Armour’s patented Threadborne technology, comprised of more durable yarns that are turned into fabric designed to hold up throughout the course of a basketball season. Grey in color, the shoes also promise a solid structure and proper support, with cushioning made to absorb the impacts specific to basketball.