Federal Hill Park and South Harbor Renaissance.

Over the past four 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 and the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore 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 of 2015.

BOARD OF Directors

As of December 1, 2018

Anne N. Apgar, President and Secretary

  • 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 (Installations and Environment)

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

  • BA, Dartmouth College; MBA, Harvard Business School

Margaret K. Kennedy

  • Senior Vice President, Bank of America, Employer Branding

  • 12 years of experience in advertising and brand marketing

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania

Rufus S. Lusk III

  • Managing Partner, Lusk Family, LP, real estate investment / management

  • Former clergyman, United Church of Christ and Lutheran (ELCA) congregations

  • BA, Georgetown University; MDiv, Yale University Divinity School


Brad M. Weiss

  • Independent consultant focused on business operations

  • Former National Sales Manager, Under Armour, and fitness business owner

  • BA, Lafayette College 


Thomasina Poirot

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

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