Coming Events

2021 William Donald Schaefer Memorial Conference and Award Ceremony

November 2, 2021
VIRTUAL 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register now HERE.

Join us in celebrating the 100th Birthday Anniversary of William Donald Schaefer

November 2, 2021
IN PERSON 3:00 PM
William Donald Schaefer Statue, Inner Harbor, Baltimore
Remarks by Governor Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Council President Nick Mosby

Join us for Lessons from Transformational Leaders, the 2021 William Donald Schaefer Memorial Conference and Awards Ceremony. The annual William Donald Schaefer Policy Conference and Award Ceremony, hosted by the Schaefer Center of Public Policy at The University of Baltimore, honors the 50-year public service legacy of William Donald Schaefer with a conference and with the presentation of the William Donald Schaefer Award.

Hear from Tom Murphy, former Pittsburgh Mayor and Senior Fellow at the Urban Land Institute; Nancy Kopp, Treasurer, State of Maryland; Mary Ann Scully, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Howard Bank; and Mohan Suntha, President and CEO, University of Maryland Medical System.

See the presentation of the William Donald Schaefer Award by Dr. Jay Perman, Chancellor, University System of Maryland to Sister Helen Amos, Executive Chair, Board of Trustees, Mercy Hospital Recipient of the 2021 William Donald Schaefer Award to Sister Helen Amos, Executive Chair, Board of Trustees, Mercy Hospital.

The conference is free but you must still register for tickets.

GET TICKETS: https://wds100.eventbrite.com

Previous Events

2018 William Donald Schaefer Memorial Conference and Award Ceremony

Download program HERE.

2017 William Donald Schaefer Memorial Conference and Award Ceremony

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2016 Candidate Forums

The Schaefer Center co-hosted a series of candidate forums with the Baltimore Sun, WJZ, and the Baltimore and Maryland League of Women Voters.

2016 Baltimore Democratic Primary Forum

The Schaefer Center partnered with the Baltimore Sun, WJZ, and the Baltimore League of Women Voters to host forums with democratic and republican candidates for the office of Mayor of Baltimore. Three forums were held.

Candidates: Sheila Dixon, Elizabeth Embry, Nick Mosby, Catherine Pugh, Carl Stokes, and David Warnock

2016 Maryland U.S. Senate Republican Primary Candidate Forum

The Schaefer Center partnered with the Baltimore Sun, WJZ, and the Maryland League of Women Voters to host a forums with the republican candidates for the Maryland U.S. Senate race.

Candidates: Richard Douglas, Chrys Kefalas, Kathy Szeliga

2016 Maryland U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

The Schaefer Center partnered with the Baltimore Sun, WJZ, and the Maryland League of Women Voters to host a forum with the republican and democratic candidate for the Maryland U.S. Senate race.

Candidates shaking hands. Kathy Szeliga and Chris Van Hollen
Candidates: Kathy Szeliga and Chris Van Hollen

2015 Regional Policy and Economic Forecast Conference

Download program HERE.