Profiles in Philanthropy: The Bryan Brothers Foundation


Sometimes it “takes a village” to do a lot of things in a small community for young people. From providing health services, education opportunities, or special services for disabled kids, it is always remarkable when a group of individuals comes together to do the right thing.

That indeed was the case when it came to honoring the memory of Jimmy Bryan. For decades, Jimmy was wholly devoted to providing young people sports opportunities, and almost single-handedly provided the maintenance of playfields throughout Talbot County for them to do so. It was a remarkably selfless act that did not go unnoticed after Jimmy’s untimely death in 2003.

Those who had witnessed Jimmy’s remarkable volunteerism quickly gathered to create the James M. Bryan, Jr. Foundation to continue Jimmy’s commitment to the area’s young people. It was also the same group that took into account the unfortunate passing of Jimmy’s three other brothers in the years following his, and rallied to form the Bryan Brothers Foundation to honor all four of them.

The Spy was interested in not only the formation of the foundation but what it has done since its inception. That’s why we were glad that Josh Poore, the administrator for the foundation, was able to take some time last week to talk to us about the goals and objectives of this unique philanthropic undertaking.

This video is approximately three minutes in length. For more information about the Bryan Brothers Foundation please go here



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