It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the untimely passing of Greater Baltimore Urban League's (GBUL) Guild President, Madam Kim Glover-Spencer on Thursday, March 17, 2022.
Graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts: Early Childhood Education from Coppin State University, she retired as an educator after 32 years of service. Mrs. Glover-Spencer possessed excellent communication and leadership skills, networking with teachers, parents, school and district administration and community organizations to advance teaching practices and the development of 21st Century skills. She has conducted staff development and trained teachers in the Baltimore City Public School System Systemic Gifted and Talented School Wide Enrichment Program. To enhance the quality of education, she collaborated with agencies such as CHAI, Irvine Nature Center and Parks and People, and developed and scribed grants to fund activities, projects and instructional programs at Cross Country Elementary-Middle School.
Elected as the President of the Greater Baltimore Urban League's Guild in 2019, she had the amazing propensity to more than double the Guild's membership, year after year. Mrs. Spencer recruited and joined nine of her immediate and extended family and friends as new members. She served on the fundraising committee and the Executive Board of Directors for GBUL for the past four years as secretary. She was unambiguously selected by the president to aid her in many internal and external projects including the second phase of assessments, selections and the interviewing of potential executive administrative employees of GBUL. Given Mrs. Glover-Spencer's keen wisdom, empathy, character, and experience, GBUL's President and CEO bade for her support as one of her personal advisors.
In addition to serving on the BOD and as President of the Guild, she was the co-lead in securing a $300k state funded bond bill to support the preservation of the historic Orchard Street Church (OSC) build by free and enslaved Black people. She organized and chaired the Save Orchard Street (SOS) committee which focuses on raising funds for renovation, repairs and the preservation of the historic Orchard Street Church. Mrs. Glover-Spencer continued to utilize her communication and leadership skills to enhance the programmatic needs and significantly enhance the lives of our participants and everyone she'd serve. During her tenure as an educator and in her later years as president, she collaborated with public and private agencies to provide health related and educational events to the community on behalf of the Urban League and was recognized receiving many honorable awards: