Business Notes: Bethesda Child Education Foundation Names New CEO

Business Notes: Bethesda Child Education Foundation Names New CEO

Plus: Custom framing company opens at Bethesda Row

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Jacquelyn Davis

Via Bainum Family Foundation

Bethesda child education foundation names new CEO

For the first time in its more than 50-year history, the Bainum Family Foundation will be run be someone outside the family.

Education and philanthropy veteran Jacquelyn Davis will take over as CEO and president in July, succeeding Barbara Bainum, who has held the position since 2008 and will remain board chairwoman.

“We have spent the past year preparing for this important transition,” Bainum said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have someone of Jacquelyn’s caliber assume these leadership roles and guide the foundation into its next era of work and impact.”

Davis will join the company after co-founding educational equity nonprofit Education Forward DC, where she managed an $11 million philanthropic fund. She had been Managing Director of consulting firm Ed-Volution Education Group prior to starting Education Forward DC.

The foundation partners with and supports organizations assisting underserved children and youth.

“Stewart and Jane Bainum set out to improve the lives of children living in poverty,” Davis said in a statement. “There is no greater imperative today than to find innovative solutions that unleash the potential of every child regardless of race or zip code — and to change the structures that continue inequity.”

The Bainum family’s businesses included real estate and what is now Choice Hotels International and the Manor Care nursing home group.

Bethesda Row adds custom framing shop

Framebridge will open its second brick-and-mortar location Tuesday at 4806 Bethesda Ave.

The online company specializes in hand-built frames from a variety of materials, taking uploaded photos or physical copies and designing quality pieces around them.

Prices range from $39 to $209 and shipping is free. Framebridge can handle works on paper up to 32 inches by 40 inches and most objects up to three-eighths inches deep.

Framebridge Creative Adviser Nate Berkus will be visiting the Washington, D.C., location Tuesday evening to meet customers and share design advice.

Dual art exhibit coming to Sandy Spring Museum 

The museum announced Wednesday it would feature a joint display from Brentwood-based artist Normon Greene and students from St. John’s Episcopal School in Olney.

From May 2 to July 28, patrons can view Colored Folks: We Come in Every Shade along with St. John’s Episcopal School: Our Life in Art, both of which tie into the local community and raise questions through a variety of media.

“Today, with race being in front of us at all times … I want to share a visual truth of how America really is in many places,” Greene said in a statement.

Greene’s works honor the human form through reflections of people’s relationships, according to a museum news release.

Every St. John’s student submitted a small work of art, and 20 kids were selected to create additional solo pieces. Mediums include colored pencil, pastel, acrylic paint and graphite.

The museum is at 17901 Bentley Road. Admission is free.

Long & Foster Bethesda office names new leadership team

The real estate group’s Bethesda Gateway office announced Friday that Theresa Nielson would take over as managing broker, along with a pair of new sales managers in Jeremiah Ganeto and Maureen “Mo” Casey Cappadona.

Nielson has 25 years in the industry and has been with Long & Foster since 2003, most recently leading the company’s Georgetown office.

Ganeto managed Long & Foster’s Silver Spring Downtown office for four years, and Cappadonna has been a longtime top producer at the Bethesda office.

This article was updated to correct the location and time of Berkus’ visit with customers.

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