Federal Hill Park and South Harbor Renaissance.

Over the past eight years, South Harbor Renaissance (SHR) has worked collaboratively with the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, the Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation, the Baltimore Tree Trust, the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance, the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association, the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, and the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership to restore, preserve and enhance Federal Hill Park as a resource for the diverse communities of Baltimore City and its visitors.



Over $700,000 of improvements to Federal Hill Park including:

  • Installation of a new Flag Staff Plaza, dedicated by Former Governor Martin O’Malley in June 2012;

  • Restoration of two major historic monuments to War of 1812 heroes General Samuel Smith and Colonel George Armistead, rededicated in September 2013;

  • Completion of plans, designs and construction for a new historic-themed playground, reflecting the State’s civic, maritime, and mercantile heritage, completed in June 2014;

  • Installation of historically appropriate, 3-arm, weatherproof benches, as well as designated recycling and trash receptacles;

  • Restoration and painting of the playground area fence enclosure and light poles;

  • Installation of dog waste dispensers;

  • Engagement of the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore to provide consistent cleaning and landscaping, beginning in May 2015;

  • Planting of 27 new trees in June 2015;

  • Restoration of turf over a multi-year period beginning in fall 2015;

  • Rebranding in February 2018;

  • Public launch of “Campaign for the Train” in September 2018

BOARD OF Directors

As of january 1, 2019

Anne N. Apgar, President

  • CFO and Administrator, Apgar & Company, Inc.; former Chair, Walters Art Museum Women’s Committee

  • 35 years of experience in urban planning, interior design, and fundraising

  • BA, Wellesley College; MSc (Econ), London School of Economics

Mahlon (Sandy) Apgar, IV, Chair Emeritus

  • Principal, Apgar & Company, Inc.; former Partner, McKinsey & Co., BCG; former Assistant Secretary of the Army

  • 45 years of experience in urban planning, real estate, finance

  • BA, Dartmouth College; MBA, Harvard Business School

Jimmy Iannuzzi, Secretary

  • Director, Client Operations, nTech Solutions

  • 6 years of experience growing a staffing division for enterprise clients

  • BS, Towson University

Margaret K. Kennedy, Board Member

  • Senior Vice President, Bank of America, Employer Branding

  • 8 years of experience in advertising and brand marketing

  • BA, University of PA

 Tara Kirk Sell, Family Liaison

  • Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Former professional swimmer, Olympic Silver medalist, former world record holder

  • BA, Stanford University; MA, Stanford University; PhD, Johns Hopkins University

CJ Wolfe, Treasurer

  • Assistant Vice President Actuary, Aon

  • former Senior Medicaid Actuary, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

  • BA, Carnegie Mellon University, Fellow of the Society of Actuaries


Thomasina Poirot

  • Attorney, Venable LLP, focus on pharmaceutical litigation and insurance coverage

  • 7 years of experience counseling non-profit organizations

  • BA, Villanova University; JD, University of Baltimore (Evening Program)