Trustee Biography

Kevin Abell


Kevin Abell has been a board member of several Baltimore area non-profits and is currently an active volunteer. He serves at the Maryland Food Bank, delivers meals to housebound seniors via Meals on Wheels, works with intellectually challenged youth and military veterans with PTSD at a local farm using horticulture therapy, and counsels economically disadvantaged Baltimore entrepreneurs through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s SCORE program. 

Kevin’s great-great grandfather founded the Baltimore Sun in 1837, and Kevin was the last family member to work at the paper as both a reporter and editor. After his journalism career, he worked for the financial firm Alex. Brown & Sons and then started several successful businesses in the travel industry, retiring as an executive from Virtuoso, the leading international luxury travel consortium. Kevin holds a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland. He and his wife, a teacher of children with dyslexia, have four children between them, one of whom died of addiction issues in 2021. Kevin is deeply committed to supporting the Foundation’s work addressing addiction in Baltimore.