When Melissa Nigro and her husband moved to Baltimore from the suburbs of Philadelphia, she knew she wanted to fully throw herself into Charm City — literally and figuratively. After settling into a home in the heart of Fells Point, Nigro found a second house: Ronald McDonald’s … or, more specifically, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore, where she serves as board chair.
This month, she’s gearing up for the organization’s cleverly named Hamburgala, which will support the construction of a new house downtown that’s double the size of the current facility and offers “state-of-the-art” amenities while still sticking to the family-focused mission.
As Nigro says, “we really want to be a partner with the community.”
WHAT SHE’S WEARING
Top, $48, by Free People, and skirt, $102, by BB Dakota, both at Cloud 9 Clothing. Vintage leather jacket, $52, at doubledutch. Earrings, $65, and bracelets, $20 each, both at Caravanserai. Shoes, $120, by Katy Perry at Ma Petite Shoe.
MODEL: Melissa Nigro
PHOTOGRAPHER: David Stuck
STYLISTS: Jessica Gregg and Kimberly Uslin
MAKEUP: Owen O’Donnell
LOCATION: The Bluebird Cocktail Room