Angela Wheeler

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Angela Wheeler’s family roots are embedded in Baltimore City – and, therefore, America’s story of Black excellence in law, politics, art, and education. She belongs to a creative family of accomplished writers, thinkers, entrepreneurs, and artists, including her great aunt and acclaimed Harlem Renaissance painter and art educator, Laura Wheeler Waring, who is her professional and artistic muse. Ms. Wheeler’s unique background, passion, and purpose to uplift Black voices has led her to raise funds for students of color pursuing higher education, currently those enrolled at the Maryland Institute College of Art. This endeavor is an ongoing pursuit resulting in more Baltimore-based African American students enrolling and graduating with an art and design degree from the prestigious college. Ms. Wheeler is also an award-winning fundraising strategist who has worked with nonprofit leaders in the Baltimore region. She has served key institutions in the arts and cultural scene, such asThe Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, and the Banneker-Douglass Museum that is operated by the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. As an entrepreneur, Ms. Wheeler is passionate about community service. In recent years, she has focused her energies on a project serving underrepresented families in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood of West Baltimore, orchestrating successful annual and capital campaigns to renovate and reopen a fifty-year old after-school program and community center. In addition to leading the fundraising strategic planning efforts, Ms. Wheeler led recruiting, training, and motivating a high-level volunteer team to success. Today, the Revoir Hill community enjoys expanded services for low-income children, adults and families in a newly renovated, state-of-the-art building that also features upgraded youth education programs. The building and programs were nearing closure when Ms. Wheeler became involved. One colleague’s feedback sums up her professional approach: "Angela Wheeler's work ethic represents the highest levels of professionalism -- incorporating her unique vision, her polished skills in [fundraising], journalism, PR, consulting & production and her continuous attention to detail -- all performed with a very sharp, friendly wit which ensures that every project will be a joyful, productive journey." In her spare time, Ms. Wheeler enjoys international travel and curating The Door Project, a documentary art project and collection of full-size entryway doors painted by acquaintances and friends.

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Angela Wheeler’s family roots are embedded in Baltimore City – and, therefore, America’s story of Black excellence in law, politics, art, and education. She belongs to a creative family of accomplished writers, thinkers, entrepreneurs, and artists, including her great aunt and acclaimed Harlem Renaissance painter and art educator, Laura Wheeler Waring, who is her professional and artistic muse.
 
Ms. Wheeler’s unique background, passion, and purpose to uplift Black voices has led her to raise funds for students of color pursuing higher education, currently those enrolled at the Maryland Institute College of Art. This endeavor is an ongoing pursuit resulting in more Baltimore-based African American students enrolling and graduating with an art and design degree from the prestigious college.
 
Ms. Wheeler is also an award-winning fundraising strategist who has worked with nonprofit leaders in the Baltimore region. She has served key institutions in the arts and cultural scene, such asThe Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, and the Banneker-Douglass Museum that is operated by the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.

As an entrepreneur, Ms. Wheeler is passionate about community service.  In recent years, she has focused her energies on a project serving underrepresented families in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood of West Baltimore, orchestrating successful annual and capital campaigns to renovate and reopen a fifty-year old after-school program and community center. In addition to leading the fundraising strategic planning efforts, Ms. Wheeler led recruiting, training, and motivating a high-level volunteer team to success. Today, the Revoir Hill community enjoys expanded services for low-income children, adults and families in a newly renovated, state-of-the-art building that also features upgraded youth education programs. The building and programs were nearing closure when Ms. Wheeler became involved.
 
One colleague’s feedback sums up her professional approach: "Angela Wheeler's work ethic represents the highest levels of professionalism -- incorporating her unique vision, her polished skills in [fundraising], journalism, PR, consulting & production and her continuous attention to detail -- all performed with a very sharp, friendly wit which ensures that every project will be a joyful, productive journey."

In her spare time, Ms. Wheeler enjoys international travel and curating The Door Project, a documentary art project and collection of full-size entryway doors painted by acquaintances and friends.


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