The seeds of giving were planted by Charles and Sarah Hoffberger who emigrated from eastern Europe to Baltimore to the late 1800s. As a hard-working merchant, Charles was known for his acts of kindness. He delivered food to impoverished families and extended hospitality and sponsorship to new immigrants. Sarah, while busy helping to run the family businesses and raising children, was known for her swift generosity in giving coal to neighbors in need.
Family Foundation to Focus on Economic Mobility and Childhood TraumaBALTIMORE— The Hoffberger Family Philanthropies today announced the hiring of a new Executive Director and the establishment of new program priorities for the Hoffberger Foundation, centering on economic mobility and children’s mental health in Baltimore. These new areas of focus are the result of a year-long