Donate today to the Howard County Autism Society!
For nearly 30 years, the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) has served the Autism community in Howard County and Central Maryland, continuing to evolve and grow to meet the changing needs of Autistic individuals throughout the lifespan and their families. The organization has transformed from a grassroots parent group into a sophisticated, well-connected one on the front lines of innovation and critical impact.
Your support will insure that HCAS can continue to provide the kind of top notch supports and services for which we are known. And, in so doing, you will help us create a place in which the Autism community comes to be supported, accepted and included.
Individual gifts help fund our mission to support, advocate and build acceptance for the local Autism community. Click below to make a secure online donation.
If you prefer to make a donation offline, please fill out this form and mail your donation to:
The Howard County Autism Society
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive – Suite 308
Columbia, MD 21046
Monthly donations provide HCAS with a dependable base of support. Set up your gift to be automatically deducted from your credit card each month. You can also set up monthly donations through your checking account. Make your pledge online today by clicking the link below.
Honorary and Memorial Contributions
Many people choose to make larger contributions in honor of a loved one, or to memorialize a loved one who has passed. These honor your loved one while providing a legacy of meaningful support to those we serve. For more information about making an honorary or memorial contribution, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to make the donation anonymously by credit card you may do so online donation.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. CLICK HERE to see if your company has a matching gift policy. If the answer is yes, request a matching gift form from your employer. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses, and may even provide a monetary match for your volunteer time. This is a great way to double your gift!
By making a planned gift you can provide income and other financial benefits to yourself and your family while supporting the Howard County Autism Society through:
You can designate HCAS as a beneficiary in your will.
Trusts allow donors to make a charitable donation, receive a tax deduction, and receive income for life or a lump sum payout for themselves or their designated beneficiary.
Individuals may designate HCAS as a beneficiary of their life insurance policies.
Individuals may donate all or part of an IRA, receive a tax deduction, and avoid income tax on the gift amount. All or part of one’s personal retirement fund can also be donated with a reduction in, or elimination of, associated estate taxes.
Stock, land, or other property that has appreciated in value can be donated with a tax deduction for the current fair market value of the asset and avoidance of some or all capital gains taxes.
SPECIAL FUNDS AND INITIATIVES
Support our work to advance neurodiversity and acceptance, connecting businesses to an untapped workforce of skilled Autistic adults not supported by existing systems.
Created by HCAS in memory of longtime member, volunteer and staff member Madhu Thibaudeau. This fund supports individuals with Autism and their families in keeping with her great warmth and commitment to others in the autism community.
The Scott Chernack Family Fund was created in memory of Scott Chernack, a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend. Scott’s ability to make people smile was uplifting to all who met him. Scott lived every day with optimism, kindness and humor, which he generously shared with everyone he met. The Scott Chernack Family Fund recognizes dads with the special ingredients that only a Dad of a child with autism can possess
Help HCAS “raise the roof” on this affordable, accessible, inter-generational housing project!
Thank you for your generous support!
HCAS is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Tax Code. All donations are tax deductible.