Dana DiCarlo

Dana DiCarlo has been committed to — and passionate about — community building her entire life. Learning about the importance of community from her parents in her small hometown in N.J., she then used her upbringing as the daughter of a West Point graduate to gain perspective on the balancing act of public and private service. Dana has been committed to Baltimore's residents and communities for more than a decade. The DM DiCarlo and JS Plank Family Foundation has had a deep impact on Baltimore through major financial and personal support for the Waldorf School of Baltimore, the Children’s Chorus of Maryland, the Baltimore School for the Arts, Guilford Elementary, Francis Scott Key Middle School and the Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Dana's interest in police and community relationships began by her desire to improve Baltimore’s police recruiting and retention efforts, and reduce the stress levels by making officer-focused capital improvements to three police stations. As Dana explains, “We were investing and learning about our community's policing challenges directly from the officers in their place of work — the police stations. The issues are deep and how we can help is to re-imagine the relationship between police and community." Dana immediately identified the natural connection between her work and
Charm City when she met Director Marilyn Ness and Producer Meryam Bouadjemi and learned of their goals for the film. She and her husband used the family foundation to contribute financially and to guide the filmmakers with Dana’s police and community relationships. Dana DiCarlo is a "never-at-home" mother of three and "recovering" Environmental Insurance Litigator living in Baltimore.

Bryce Kirchoff