The Wiessner Foundation for Children, Inc.

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MISSION
To provide funding to qualified, needy organizations for the sole benefit of children.

HISTORY
1905
The John Frederick Wiessner Orphanage for Children was established in the area known as Highlandtown, in Baltimore City, Maryland by John Frederick Wiessner, a Baltimore brewer and ice house magnate.
1939
The orphanage moved to 4915 Holder Avenue in Hamilton, where it continued in operation for the next 33 years.
1947
The name was changed to the John Frederick Wiessner Home for Children.
1984
To better meet the ever changing needs of children, the John F. Wiessner Foundation, Inc. was formed.
1996
To better describe our purpose, the name was changed to The Wiessner Foundation for Children, Inc.

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