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At Monarch Butterfly Enterprises, we are environmentalists at heart with over thirty years of economic development experience along with writing successful grant applications to fund many programs and projects throughout the State of Maryland.  Recently, we have added a real estate division to create healthy and eco-friendly homes throughout the City of Baltimore. 


Our mission was clear in the beginning, community revitalization comes from funding, partnerships, and sustainability.  We also have an ecological and healthy  approach philosophy to build capacity of organizations and to create, renovate and develop homes for residents that will reduce utility bills through water, energy efficiency and renewable energy while reducing the carbon footprint on the environment. 


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Veronica Owens

Founder - President

Veronica is a community builder that her commitment to building capacity for over 28 years of experience has led to numerous grant awards for various municipalities and non-profit organizations.  As a previous grant Project Manager for the State of Maryland, Veronica can wear both hats and experience in reviewing and writing a winning application. This has led to numerous grant awards that have invested in people, programs and community. With a dedication towards the environment, its only natural that she has helped create various projects and homes that reduce their carbon footprint and lower the burden of high energy bills for homeowners.  All of this leads to a healthier environment, healthy home and sustainability of the natural habitat.


Joy Owens

Director of Housing &

Interior Design

When Joy started her interior design business over 25 years ago she wanted to change environments for primarily low income families.  She thought the spaces were void of color, life and art.  As a former member of the Federal Hill Preservation society, Joy learned early on that the history of each project should be woven through the renovation and tell a story. Joy utilizes every project with artwork to incorporate detail and integrity thoroughout her deisgn process. She has taken that sense of creativity to incorporate spaces that speak volumes with the small to large budgets. Projects span from numerous residential projects to various projects such as Total Health Care sites, BMW of Sterling and numerous apartment buildings. 

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Ron Owens

Director of Marketing

Creating editorial content comes natural for Ron as a former Advertising Partner of Laughlin Marinaccio & Owens Agency. He joins the team with over 45 years of experience in writing many winning applications that led the firm to numerous awards in marketing, advertising and other business for the company.  He is happy to share that knowledge with others as they embark on their journey in their companies or non-profit organizations growth. 

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Project Lightbulb is our sustainability project in our neighborhoods and our way of saving the earth by providing porchlights to residents.

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The Caterpillar Program

 The Caterpillar Program is a program with the mission to empower, educate and assist new real estate developers through the maze called the development process.

Target Market:

The information provided is intended to help new developers, future homebuyers, future landlords make informed decisions that will optimize their project success in the first phase of acquisition. 

The Monarch Butterfly team will provide the technical tools, financial incentives and guidelines to follow towards buying and restoring homes in Baltimore. 

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Electric Charging Station

Electric Cars & Trucks

Green Streets



After School Programs

Mentoring Programs

Acquisition of Properties

Homeownership and Housing Programs

Women's Programs

Summer Camp

Public Works Training

Scholarship Program


Life Skills 



Networking Event


State of Maryland

City of Baltimore

Maryland Energy Administration

City of Hyattsville

Town of North Beach

City of Seat Pleasant


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