The Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds mourn the passing of Harvey M. “Bud” Meyerhoff.
Bud’s life embodied the family’s legacy of philanthropy and leadership. As chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, he was instrumental in building and opening the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on April 23, 1993. He supported Johns Hopkins by serving as first chair of the Johns Hopkins Health System and several other boards and committees. Bud’s deep commitment to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra included supporting the BSO’s historic trip to Russia and creation of The Harvey and Lyn P. Meyerhoff Music Director Chair. Over the years, Bud chaired the League for the Handicapped and United Way of Central Maryland, and held significant leadership roles within The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore system. Bud was also an ardent supporter of numerous non-profit institutions across Baltimore, nationally, and in Israel.
His successful career as a real estate developer spanned four decades. As CEO of the family’s real estate business, Monumental Properties, Bud oversaw the growth of the firm. Ever the leader, he was also prominent in a number of national real estate industry groups.
Bud is survived by his wife, Phyllis C. Meyerhoff, four children, 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. His first wife, Lyn, died in 1988.