Howard Bank Pledges $7,500 To Support Humanim Social Enterprise City Seeds

Baltimore, MD, February 08, 2017 — As part of its mission to serve the broader Baltimore community, Howard Bank announced today that it is supporting Humanim’s newest social enterprise, City Seeds, with a $7,500 gift.

“Humanim is an extraordinary organization that has, over the years, sustainably made a difference in the Greater Baltimore community, helping others to help themselves,” said Mary Ann Scully, President and CEO of Howard Bank. “As a thriving bank acknowledging that we are only as strong as our community, we are honored to be able to help them in this latest mission  and, in the process, to help the communities that we also serve .”

Cindy Plavier-Truitt, Chief Business Officer at Humanim, said: “We are so grateful to Howard Bank for their support of City Seeds. With their help, we will be able to hire and train more individuals with barriers to employment within the culinary industry, and continue to work toward our goal of creating economic stability and upward mobility for those who have suffered from chronic unemployment.”

City Seeds is a culinary social enterprise launched by Humanim, a growing non-profit focused on creating economic opportunity for people facing barriers to employment. City Seed’s goal is to develop the best culinary job opportunities, cultivate the savviest food entrepreneurs, support the finest local food businesses and positively impact Baltimore.

About Humanim

Humanim is a Maryland nonprofit with more than four decades of experience in workforce development, human services, youth services and social enterprise. Humanim’s programs create opportunities for individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment.

About Howard Bank

Howard Bancorp is a bank holding company with total assets of approximately $1 billion at December 31, 2016. Its principal operating subsidiary, Howard Bank, is a locally owned and managed, growth-focused community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area through 13 full service branches. Howard Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Howard Bancorp (NASDAQ: HBMD). For more information, visit,