Tony W. Torain, II Appointed Chairman of the Board for Associated Black Charities in Baltimore, Maryland

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(BBR) Baltimore, Maryland - January 25, 2024

Associated Black Charities (ABC), a prominent nonprofit organization based in Baltimore, Maryland, is proud to announce the appointment of Tony W. Torain II as Board Chair. Tony W. Torain, II, a distinguished attorney with an outstanding record of community service, is set to bring his expertise and passion for social impact to the forefront of ABC's mission.

In his new role as Board Chair, Mr. Torain will lead the board in steering the organization's strategic vision, overseeing key initiatives, and fostering partnerships to advance ABC's commitment to community development, education, and empowerment.

Tony Torain brings a wealth of experience to this position, having served in various leadership capacities within the legal and philanthropic sectors. His dedication to social justice and advocacy aligns seamlessly with the core values of Associated Black Charities.

"I am honored and excited to take on the role of Board Chair for Associated Black Charities," said Tony W. Torain II. "This organization has a long-standing legacy of making a positive impact in our community, and I am eager to contribute to its continued success and growth."

Associated Black Charities, founded on the principles of equity and empowerment, works as a convener, and thought leader to end race-based barriers that impede Black people from having an opportunity to succeed. The organization focuses on strategic initiatives that combat, dismantle, and eliminate the many outcomes of structural racism that continue to disadvantage Black people, Black families, and Black communities.

"We are delighted to welcome Tony Torain as our new Board Chair," stated Chrissy M. Thornton, President and CEO. "His wealth of experience, leadership skills, and commitment to our mission make him an excellent fit for guiding our organization into a future of continued success and positive impact."

As Board Chair, Tony W. Torain II will play a pivotal role in fostering collaboration, driving fundraising efforts, and ensuring the organization remains a catalyst for positive change in Baltimore and beyond.

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with Mr. Tony Torain II, please contact:

Associated Black Charities, Baltimore, MD 21210


Telephone: (410) 659-0000

For more information about Associated Black Charities, please visit

About Associated Black Charities: Associated Black Charities is a is a racial equity organization that works as an educator, advocate, supporter, and convener to address and eliminate the barriers created by structural racism and to advance long-term solutions that create new opportunities for Black people to thrive. Learn more at