Violence Prevention Program (VPP) Benefit Event

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, October 23, 2015

The Violence Prevention Program would like to sincerely thank all who supported the inaugural Maryland Signatures Benefit Event!  Much like the team effort upholding the Violence Prevention Program (VPP), the success of this event was the direct result of a tremendous collective involvement.


Generous supporters remain the key to furthering the VPP mission and proved extremely integral to the success of our inaugural event. With your trust and support, together, we have elevated the level of awareness for the program and raised over $34,000 to further our mission. We look forward to holding our annual event in the Spring of 2015 and hope to see you there!


Funds raised will directly impact current VPP participants by assisting with costs associated with the resources needed for positive life style changes. Resources offered include counseling, career training, education and personal needs. One of the VPP participants, R.S., said, “I was very happy to watch the city of Baltimore come together under one roof to raise awareness and support the prevention of violence in my community of Baltimore City. This event really gave me hope in knowing that we will make a difference.”


As mentioned during remarks, the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) starting in 1998, after seeing victims of violence being treated, discharged from the hospital, and readmitted months later due to another, often more serious, violent injury. The Violence Prevention Program, at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center takes steps to decrease violence in  Baltimore by promoting violence prevention with high risk youth in the community. The program also serves those that have been involved with violent activity by providing essential resources in order to move forward with healthier lifestyles. 


To donate to the cause, please visit and designate Violence Prevention Program



Maryland Signatures Event Committee Members: Carnell Cooper, MD, FACS, Tara Reed Carlson, MS, RN, Andi Payne, Ali Hoffman, Roxann Rogers, LCSW-C, Ruth Adeola, MS, RN, Whitney Sibol, David Ross, Darrell Hillery, Renee Goldsby, Cindy Rivers, Richard Sher,
Robyn & Jason Murphy, Afra Vance





Thank you to our 2014 Partners:

A.J. Billig & Co. Auctioneers     Aldo's Ristorante      Baltimore Marriott Waterfront    

Baltimore Museum of Industry      Belvedere & Co.     Bill Bateman's Bistro

Cabot Creamery     Camden Pub     Chesapeake Wine Company

  Corner Bistro & Wine Bar     Dish Catering

James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant     LaCakerie    

Marriott Inner Harbor- Camden Yards    Mt. Washington Tavern    

RA Sushi Baltimore    Ruth's Chris Steak House -Pier 5-Baltimore

Sloop Betty Vodka     Talara     Tark's Grille

The Nickel Taphouse     The Classic Catering People      Wells Discount Liquors


University of Maryland Medical Center