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Others ways to donate and help ~

Thank you for opening your heart to offer help and hope to those in need. Athelas offers various opportunities to make a gift that will benefit the individuals we serve for the long term.  We offer a variety of planned giving options that will enhance the lives of the individuals whom we serve for generations, as well as, make an immediate impact on the quality of our programs and services.

Major Cash Gifts

Make a difference in the lives of adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by Donating Now and making an immediate donation using Paypal.


Naming Athelas as a beneficiary in your will, a life insurance policy or your retirement funds assures that your heart-felt wishes to provide for your family member, acquaintance, or friend for years to come.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust (CRAT)

A CRAT is a planned giving vehicle that entails a donor placing a major gift of cash or property into a trust. The trust then pays a fixed amount of income each year to the donor or the donor’s specified beneficiary. When the donor passes, the remainder of the trust is transferred to the charity.

Memorials and Honorary Contributions

When you make a special memorial donation or a donation in honor of a birthday, anniversary or other milestone or life event, Athelas will send an acknowledgement card to your designee to let them know that a gift was made in their name.

Become a member of our "Circle of Hope"

$1 – $99 Friends Circle
$100-$199 Partner’s Circle
$200 – $499 Opportunity Circle
$500 – $999 Leadership Circle
$1000 – $4999 Director’s Circle
$5000 + Executive Circle

In addition, we will consider donations of new or gently used items for - 

  • Art Program needs (new or gently used): Flat Files, Frames, paint brushes, paint, canvases, art paper, pastels, pencils.
  • Music Program needs (new or gently used): rhythm instruments (drums & drum sticks, rattles, rhythm sticks, tambourines, triangles, cymbals, bells). 
  • Your donations of used cell phones, iPads and ink / toner cartridges can be dropped off at the Administrative Office Monday - Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm. These items get collected and recycled and Athelas gets the benefits of the proceeds.
    • If you or someone you know owns a business that would be willing to place a collection box in their facility, for the benefit of Athelas Institute, please contact Pat Owens at the Administrative Office. 


Athelas Institute, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.


The current financial audit statement and IRS form 990 are available for you to view. In addition, a copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by contacting Athelas Institute, Inc. at 9104 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD 21045, 410-964-1241. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401 for the cost of copying and mailing.

For more details ~

About these donation types and methods please contact:

Pat Owens, 410-964-1241 x128 

Jeff Callahan, 410-964-1241 x107

Thank you for your generosity.

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