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About Us

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What is the Birthday Cakes 4 Free Maryland?

Birthday Cakes 4 Free Maryland (BC4F) is a nonprofit organization that bakes, decorates, and delivers free birthday cakes to financially and socially disadvantaged children and seniors. Our mission is to provide joy to our cake recipients to help them feel special and valued by their community. We hope to create special memories for children and seniors. BC4F bakes 100+ birthday cakes a month and distributes them to 12 charities in Maryland, Virginia, and the DC metropolitan area. BC4F is run by a student Executive Board (see below). Applications for the upcoming school year typically open in May. Additionally, BC4F provides SSL hours to MCPS students.  

Read BC4F's Diversity and Inclusion Expectations.

2024-25 President Devani Shah (Left)

& 2023-24 President Madison Moorhead (Right)

Board of Directors:

Allison Wachen, Co-Founder, President 2015-2018, Chair of Board of Directors (allisonwachen@bc4f.org)

Robert Wachen, Co-Founder, President 2018-2020 (robert@bc4f.org)

Sam Krakower, President 2021-2022 (sam@bc4f.org)

 Meet the 2024-2025 Officer Team & Executive Board!

Officer Team:

Devani Shah, President, Holton-Arms School (devani@bc4f.org)

Sanjay Shah, Vice President, Bullis School
Anna Jeyachandran, Chief of Staff, Thomas S. Wootton HS
Ariyana Singla, Delivery Coordinator, Holton-Arms School
Haylie Fredricks, Delivery Coordinator, Bullis School
Taylor Gaines, VP of Finance, Holton-Arms School
Sloan Quint, VP of Technology and Media, Holton-Arms School
Carly Yesnowitz, VP of Nonprofit Outreach, Winston Churchill HS
Emily Teague, VP of School Volunteer Outreach, Thomas S. Wootton HS
Danya Levin, VP of School Volunteer Outreach, Winston Churchill HS
Gillian Krauthamer, VP of Community Outreach, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Executive Board:

Sofia Aquino, Finance Deputy, Holton-Arms School
Mae Lazerow, Finance Deputy, Georgetown Day School
Annalise Yi, Media Deputy, Thomas S. Wootton HS
Marissa Cook, Media Deputy, Thomas S. Wootton HS
Grace Lee, Media Deputy, Walt Whitman HS
Abby Binstock, Media Deputy, Bullis School
Elizabeth Willard, Charity Outreach Deputy, Connelly School of the Holy Child
Panat Nathan Wongsangpaiboon, Charity Outreach Deputy, Langley HS

Lizzy Mumm, Charity Outreach Deputy, Bullis School
Ella Pollin, Community Outreach Deputy, Walter Johnson HS
Mallory Weiner, Community Outreach Deputy, Herbert Hoover MS

School Ambassadors:

Montgomery Blair HS: Canaan Bogale
Thomas S. Wootton HS: Anna Jeyachandran, Emily Teague

Winston Churchill HS: Danya Levin, Carly Yesnowitz

Walter Johnson HS: Ella Pollin

Walt Whitman HS: Grace Lee

Langley HS: Panat Nathan Wongsangpaiboon
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School: Caroline Salz
Holton-Arms School: Sofia Aquino
Bullis School: Haylie Fredricks
Georgetown Day School: Mae Lazerow
Connelly School of the Holy Child: Elizabeth Willard

Herbert Hoover MS: Mallory Weiner

Robert Frost MS: Karlie Cook

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