BLC Executive Director Search


The Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, Inc. is currently searching for an Executive Director to run the general administration, financial management, and marketing of the historic Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center.  The Center is the repository of the Wiley H. Bates High School and the community legacy that at one time served all of Anne Arundel County.  Please find a copy of the job description attached below.

BLC Executive Director Job Description 2023


Interested applicants please submit cover letters, resumes, and references  by January 15, 2023. The documents should be sent via email to or by postal mail to Mrs. Angela Ewell-Madison, 1219 Algonquin Road, Crownsville, MD 21032.


Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center #Giving Tuesday- November 29, 2022

Thank you for supporting our efforts to expand community impact through academic scholarships, programs and support.  We appreciate any gift–no matter the size–giving straight from the heart in the legacy of Wiley H. Bates.
We appreciate you!!

Community Projects:

Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center General Fund

Judge Essom V. Ricks Memorial Scholarship

Wiley H. Bate Memorial Scholarship

 Lillian Chambers Burgess Endowment


Here’s how you can give….

Donations can be sent to:

1101 Smithville Street Unit T-17

Annapolis, MD 21401

Online Donations:

Visit our YouTube Channel | Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center 

follow us on Facebook | Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center


There Is a School That We Love So Well

It’s Bates, Dear Bates

1933 – 1966




  Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center is 501(c) (3) and all contributions are tax deductible.   

Plan Your Next Event at the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center.

The Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center is the ideal place to host your special event.  Whether it’s a corporate meeting, retreat, workshop, wedding, seminar, holiday party or family gathering, our venue is a wonderful space to come together.  In addition, there is ample parking in the rear of the building and handicap accessibility.

For more


to book your event:

Contact Renee Wallace
(410) 263-1860

Anne Arundel County Community Support Grant Award Recipient– Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center

County Executive Pittman, Arundel Community Development Services Announce Community Support Grant Awards

  • Erin Karpewicz at the podium
    County Executive Pittman in front of crowd
    County Executive Pittman at the podium
74 community-based organizations will collectively receive $2.12 million in funding
Pasadena, MD (June 21, 2022) – Today, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced $2.12 million in funding for 74 community-based organizations through the County’s Community Support Grant (CSG) awards program managed by Arundel Community Development Services (ACDS). Since County Executive Pittman reintroduced the program as part of the County’s FY21 budget, 154 awards totaling $4.5 million have been made to 92 unique nonprofits providing vital services to the residents of Anne Arundel County.


“The organizations that get these grants provide critical support for our residents – from food and baby pantries to after school programs to energy assistance and mental health services,” County Executive Steuart Pittman said. “Growing the capacity of community-based nonprofits to deliver services to our residents is one of the most important legacies of our administration.”
The competitive grant program received 136 applications this year, requesting nearly $8.5 million in funding. ACDS oversees the process, providing support and technical assistance for applicants, and reviews requests through a collaboration with the Department of Health, the Department of Aging and Disabilities, the Department of Social Services, the Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, and the County Executive’s office.


“Thank you to County Executive Steuart Pittman’s administration for supporting the Community Support Grant program at historic levels this year,” ACDS CEO Erin Karpewicz said. “We know that the needs are great, as our nonprofit partners work to heal our communities in the wake of COVID-19 and look toward the future with community based programming and innovative supports.”
County Executive Pittman restarted the program in FY21, when $669,300 was distributed to 26 organizations. In FY22, the CSG program awarded $1.741 million to 53 organizations. Priority was given to proposals that address COVID-19 related needs, provide services in underserved communities, promote health and wellness, promote equity & inclusion, and/or address the opportunity gap in education.

Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center is a Proud Grant Award Recipient

Hogan Administration Announces $5 Million in Grants to be Awarded to Heritage Projects by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority

(July 14, 2022) CROWNSVILLE, MD – The Hogan administration announced today that 107 matching grants totaling $5.1 million were awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). Grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that attract visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland.
“Heritage tourism is an economic development tool that creates jobs and brings visitors to the state while making our communities better places to live and work,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Our administration is proud that this funding will allow for 107 projects to move forward and congratulate Maryland’s Heritage Areas and their tourism partners for their support in changing Maryland for the better.”
Organizations receiving grant awards include museums, parks, educational organizations, and other entities that steward and celebrate the unique cultural and natural resources located within one of Maryland’s Heritage Areas.
MHAA oversees Maryland’s system of 13 locally-administered, certified Heritage Areas. Today, all Maryland counties and Baltimore City have at least part of a state-certified Heritage Area within their boundaries. Heritage Areas foster broad public-private partnerships to preserve and enhance the best of Maryland’s historic sites and towns, unspoiled natural landscapes, and enduring traditions. These tangible links to both place and past remind residents that they have a special piece of the American story to treasure and share with others and that, in doing so, are contributing to the economic well-being of Maryland’s communities.
Maryland’s Heritage Areas contribute to Maryland’s economy by preserving and enhancing the places that attract cultural and heritage tourists – people who focus their travels on historic sites, museums, cultural activities, or the natural beauty of Maryland’s Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay coastal areas and unspoiled scenery of Maryland’s mountains. The Maryland Heritage Areas Program provides $2.4 billion in annual economic impact and MHAA grants generate $319.8 million in state and local taxes and supports 33,815 full- and part-time jobs annually. A full economic impact study can be found here:
MHAA is an independent unit of government chaired by the Secretary of Planning and administered by the Maryland Historical Trust, a division of the Maryland Department of Planning. Since its creation in 1996, MHAA has awarded more than $57 million dollars in grants and helped leverage more than $1.63 billion in non-state funding for heritage tourism projects and activities in Maryland’s 13 Certified Heritage Areas.
To learn more about the Maryland Heritage Areas Program and the state’s certified Heritage Areas, please visit

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