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Ways to Give to The Maryland School for the Blind

There are many ways to participate in The Maryland School for the Blind’s capital, endowment, and annual giving programs.

The best way to make a difference in the lives of children in Maryland who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, is to donate to The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB). Your contribution allows MSB to continue its tradition of excellence in serving students in every county of the state by providing quality programs and services. Without your help, this would not be possible.

Outright Gifts

The Maryland School for the Blind welcomes contributions by cash, check, through our secure online account or through credit cards. Outright gifts entitle the donor to an income tax deduction in the year of the gift. All contributions receive a letter of acknowledgement.

Donate online to The Maryland School for the Blind.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double and even triple your donation’s value. Please check with your human resources administrator to find out if your company will match your contribution to The Maryland School for the Blind.

Gifts of Stock and Securities

Gifts of stock and securities may be made through the Development Office. Stock gifts receive tax credit based on the mean price per share on the date of transfer.   To ensure prompt valuation and acknowledgement of your donation, please contact the Development Office at 410-444-5000, ext. 1207.

Designate United Way Donations

The Maryland School for the Blind is eligible for United Way funds, because our school is dedicated to the health, well-being, and education of children who are blind or visually impaired. To designate your United Way gift to The Maryland School for the Blind, you must write the school’s designation number (listed below) on the back of your United Way pledge card. Please request an acknowledgement, so we have the opportunity to thank you for your contribution.

United Way Designation numbers for The Maryland School for the Blind are:

UW Combined Charity Campaign for Baltimore City: #3051
UW of Central Maryland: #3051
UW Combined Federal Campaign of Central MD: #3051
UW of the National Capital Area: #7344
UW Combined Federal Campaign of the Nat’l Capital Area: #58365
Maryland Charity Campaign: #7176
CFC Chesapeake Bay Area:#58365

Remember to ask your family, friends, and co-workers to consider making their United Way contributions to the school as well! This is a meaningful way for everyone to participate in the United Way Campaign and to know that your designation is making a tremendous difference.

Corporate Support

If your company offers its employees opportunities to develop fundraisers for nonprofits or to work with nonprofits to raise funds, The Maryland School for the Blind would be happy to offer ideas to accomplish this.  Please contact the Development Office at 410-444-5000 x1207.

Event Sponsorship

This is a great way for your business or company to help The Maryland School for the Blind and to gain a positive exposure in the community.  By sponsoring an event you can gain statewide recognition and community favor.

Donate a Vehicle

Donate your used vehicle to The Maryland School for the Blind.

Planned Giving — Trusts and Bequests

Including The Maryland School for the Blind in your will or estate trust are meaningful ways to strengthen the school for future generations. Through The Maryland School for the Blind’s Legacy Society we will recognize those individuals who have chosen to be part of our Planned Giving program.

Endowment and Financial Aid Funds: Gifts in Honor or in Memory

The Maryland School for the Blind’s endowment provides unrestricted and restricted funds for ongoing operational support, professional outreach, and teaching resources. Donors who donate $50,000 or more may name a permanently endowed fund in honor or in memory of an individual or individuals including parents, grandparents, alumni, students, teachers, or friends. For information about how to begin an endowed fund, please contact the Development Office at 410-444-5000 x1207.  Gifts to The Maryland School for the Blind Endowment are subject to donor restrictions and to the Board of Trustees and MSB Administration policies.