We invite you to join us for

The SEED School of Maryland's
3rd Annual HeBrOpen Golf Outing & Dinner
in memory of Charles Baum & Harry Lebow

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Charles & Harry

Harry and Charles met at Camp Wigwam in Harrison, Maine when they were 10 years old. They reconnected in New York City after Charles graduated from Princeton. Constant companions living in the city, their friendship continued when Charles and his first wife, Jane, moved to Baltimore where Harry and Beth had relocated. Their friendship grew, as did their families. Charles and Jane and Harry and Beth spent much time together while each couple was raising a daughter and son in Baltimore. 

Later in life, Charles remarried, and Beth, Harry, Patti, and Charles became a foursome. They traveled the world together over many years, creating memories in Argentina, France, Russia, Germany, New Orleans, and Maine, to name a few. Beth recalls, "these trips were always a hoot as 'the boys' were always in fine form when they were together. Each had a fabulous sense of humor and they were both quick, witty, and found the joy in every possible situation."

seed maryland & the hebros

Both Charles and Harry were members of the HeBros, a group of Jewish ("Heb") and African-American ("Bros") men who played golf together while fostering equality through exposure and in-depth conversations about unity, religion, and race. 

In honor of Charles and his favorite things, a golf outing and dinner was held in June 2016, affectionately named the HeBrOpen. This past June, Harry passed away and we now honor them both in this year's 3rd Annual HeBrOpen Golf Outing & Dinner. All proceeds from the HeBrOpen will benefit The SEED School of Maryland, where Harry was one of the founding members of the Board of Trustees. The SEED School of Maryland (SEED MD) is a statewide, tuition-free, college preparatory public boarding school located in Southwest Baltimore City. 

SEED MD serves over 400 low-income students from more than 13 counties statewide. SEED supports students who have been traditionally underserved and who meet a number of at-risk criteria. 80% of SEED graduates are first-generation, college-bound students. SEED is uniquely designed to serve students who need a 24-hour learning environment to reach their full potential. 

On Monday, October 8, 2018, we hope that you will join Charles and Harry's friends, family members, and fellow SEED supporters to support SEED MD's belief that our students' potential is not pre-determined by their zipcode, and neither are their dreams.

If you are unable to attend but still interested in supporting the HeBrOpen, please visit our donation page.

Giving Levels

Title sponsor ($10,000)

  • (2) Foursomes

  • Logo on photobooth backdrop, event webpage, course signage

  • Swag bag item

Speaker Sponsor ($5,000)

  • (1) Foursome

  • Logo on buffet tables, event webpage, course signage

  • Swag bag item

Cocktail Reception & Dinner Sponsor ($2,500)

  • Logo on cocktail tables, event webpage, course signage *Does not include golf

Luncheon sponsor ($1,000)

  • Logo on luncheon buffet tables, event webpage, course signage *Does not include golf

hole sponsor ($500)

  • Logo on event webpage, course signage, and tee box *Does not include golf

Foursome ($1400)

  • Golf, lunch, dinner and cocktails for 4

Individual Golf & Dinner ($350)

  • Includes golf, lunch, dinner and cocktails

Dinner & Cocktails only ($100)

  • Does not include golf

A portion of your sponsorship will be tax-deductible.


event timeline

Practice range opens

11:30am - 12:30pm

Shotgun start

Cocktails & Dinner Buffet

Remarks from Larry Gibson and Ron Shapiro


This year, we're pleased to welcome two Baltimore icons: Larry Gibson, civil rights pioneer, professor of law, political strategist, and author; and Ron Shapiro, lawyer and founder of the Butler Conference of Leaders, Shapiro Negotiations Institute, author, and one of the foremost leaders and innovators in the art of negotiation. Please join Larry and Ron as they speak about race, society, and their 50+ years of friendship. Learn more about our esteemed speakers below!

for assistance, please contact Pilar at (410) 843-9477 ext. 505 or pgimenez@seedschoolmd.org


HeBropen golf tournament Sponsors


Patti Baum & Beth Lebow

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Gail & Stephen Shawe

Julie & Ronald Druker - Camp Wigwam

Louise T. Keelty

Judith & Alan Tapper

Diane, John, David, Emily, Josh, Alex & Charlotte Baum

Margaret & Richard Himelfarb

Sylvia & Herb Horowitz

Robert Kohn

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about our guest speakers

  Professor Larry Gibson

Professor Larry Gibson

Larry S. Gibson grew up in Baltimore and attended Howard University in the early 1960s, where he was student body president and active in the Civil Rights Movement. He earned his law degree from Columbia University in 1967.

In 1972, Gibson became the first African-American law professor at the University of Virginia. He went on to accept a faculty position at the University of Maryland School of Law, where he continues to teach Evidence, Civil Procedure, Race and the Law, and Election Law.

Larry Gibson has decades of experience directing local, state, and national political campaigns. In 1992, he was Maryland State Chairman of the Clinton/Gore presidential campaign. Gibson served in the U.S. Justice Department as Associate Deputy Attorney General under President Jimmy Carter, and as Director of the National Economic Crimes Project. 

For nearly two decades, Gibson has served as a campaign consultant and political advisor to African political leaders, including Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of Liberia, and Marc Ravalomanana, the former President of Madagascar. Through business and pleasure, Mr. Gibson has traveled to more than 65 countries around the world.

  Ron Shapiro

Ron Shapiro

Ron Shapiro is the founder of the Shapiro Negotiations Institute, and an expert negotiator, sports agent, attorney, educator, New York Times bestselling author, and civic leader. Shapiro attended Haverford College and graduated Cum Laude from Harvard Law School in 1967. After graduating, he accepted a position teaching law school and moved to Baltimore. 

In the Early 1970s, Shapiro served as Maryland State Securities Commissioner, founded the prominent Baltimore law firm Shapiro Sher, and subsequently the reputable sports management firm Shapiro, Robinson & Associates, nationally-renowned for its holistic approach to contract negotiation, sound financial management, and commitment to community involvement on the part of its clients. Shapiro has negotiated over a billion dollars in contracts, and has represented more Hall of Famers than any other agent, including Cal Ripken, Jr., Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Kirby Puckett, and Eddie Murray. He has advised numerous sports executives, including owner of the NFL Baltimore Ravens, and the President of Sports Franchises and General Manager of the NBA San Antonio Spurs.

Shapiro also founded the Butler Conference of Leaders, an annual business conference which brings together over 150 CEOs, business, professional, and non-profit leaders to address economic, investment, philanthropic, and social issues. Through his dedication to civic and public affairs, Shapiro has chaired over 25 boards of charitable and community organizations. He served as Treasurer and Finance Chairman for former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke.

Mr. Shapiro's resolution and negotiation techniques have settled disputes in government, corporate, and major biotechnology challenges, and he has negotiated or consulted for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and entertainment and news personalities.