Lewis Contractors’ Director of Business Development Appointed to Education Foundation of BCPS Leadership Position
October 25, 2019 – Yesterday, Lewis Contractors’ Director of Business Development, Olivia Jacobson, was appointed as Chair at the first 2019-2020 term meeting of the Advisory Council for Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools. Led by Foundation Executive Director Deborah Phelps and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams, it is the mission of the Foundation to solicit and facilitate community and corporate funding to support the goal of deliberate excellence for every student, school and community within the County Schools. The Foundation’s Advisory Council works to provide perspective to the school system and help the Foundation navigate effectively. Members of the community—from teachers and principals to activists and business leaders—sit on the Advisory Council to support the voice of the school house and to help guide the foundation in actions and activities that will ultimately provide opportunities to Baltimore County Public School students to become globally competitive citizens.
This appointment follows on the heels of Jacobson entering her third year on the Board of Directors of the Education Foundation of Baltimore. In that time, she has been instrumental in the Foundation’s Scholarship Program, the Tee Off for Team BCPS Golf Classic, the Tools for School campaign, and the recent launch of the much-anticipated Exchangeree in Windsor Mill. Olivia is also a longtime supporter of State of the Schools and Stuff the Bus programs, and was an enthusiastic participant at the inaugural Rally for Educators this past September.
Lewis Company President, Tyler Tate, was fundamental in the Foundation’s Building the Future campaign and is one of the initial Greenwood Society Legacy Leaders. The Greenwood Society—named after the Greenwood Campus on Charles Street in Towson that BCPS Administrators call home—is an exclusive group of business and community leaders committed to investing in Baltimore County by supporting outstanding education for its children and youth. In 2016, Lewis served as General Contractor on the $24M renovation and addition to Catonsville Elementary School and, in 2018, they completed the $34M new Lansdowne Elementary School—both award-winning projects. In January 2019, Lewis Contractors was inducted to the Honor Society as a Bronze Education Champion for its support of the Exchangeree—a permanent location for teachers throughout the district to obtain much-needed school supplies for their students at a brand new teacher exchange resource center.
In her role as Director of Business Development for Lewis Contractors, Olivia Jacobson manages a team of dedicated professionals assigned to further the growth objectives for Maryland’s most awarded construction management/general contracting firm. As she credits much of her success to having been a student in public education, Olivia is honored to have been asked to serve as a Chair of the Advisory Council for The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools. Jacobson is a mother to two current and future BCPS students and a member of her local Parent/Teacher Assocation. Through her work on the Foundation, Olivia will strive to ensure today’s students have the same positive, impactful experience that she came to appreciate by continuing to improve one of the nation’s most highly ranked public school institutions. As a community leader and part of the Leadership Team at Lewis Contractors, Olivia also serves as a Vice President of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, is an active member of Women in Healthcare, and sits on the General Contractors’ Council for Associated Builders & Contractors Baltimore Chapter.