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Support Pathfinders for Autism

Why should you donate to Pathfinders for Autism?

Autism affects 1 in every 68 children, 1 in 42 boys, and is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the country. Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average, and there is no cure.

Pathfinders for Autism is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism and the people who care for them. We help people with day-to-day challenges, and are here for them from the very first moment that they find out their child has autism, all the way through the lifespan. We accomplish this through a variety of resources, programs, and services, all of which are offered FREE of charge.

Last year alone, we directly assisted over 20,000 individuals. We are able to conduct this critical work throughout Maryland thanks to the generosity of private contributions – from individuals, corporations, and foundations like you!

Pathfinders for Autism is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID #52-2226573) and all donations are tax-deductible.

Donate

How to donate to Pathfinders for Autism:


Check:

Make your check payable to Pathfinders for Autism and mail to:

Pathfinders for Autism
303 International Circle, Suite 110
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

As a Recurring Gift:

We love recurring gifts!  They help us plan our budgets, and they help you give in increments that work for your lifestyle. It’s simple and convenient, and you can set-up a secure monthly, quarterly, or annual payment .  Just decide on the amount and frequency you wish to donate.

In Celebration, Honor, and Memorial:

Make a donation in honor of a loved one to celebrate a birthday, wedding or anniversary, or to memorialize a loved one who has passed. When the donation is received Pathfinders for Autism will send an acknowledgement to the person or family notifying them of your thoughtful gift. The donation amount will only be disclosed at the donor’s request.

As a Matching Gift:

Did you know? Many companies will DOUBLE your impact by matching your charitable giving. Check with your employer or human resources department, request a matching gift form, and send with your donation. Some companies will match gifts from retirees and even spouses. Find out if your company has a matching gift policy.

We are excited to be a part of the City of Baltimore’s Combined Charity Campaign. Our designation code is 2610.

Gifts of Stock:

With the assistance of your broker, a gift of stock can be directly transferred to Pathfinders for Autism. The amount of contribution is determined by the fair-market value of the stock at time of contribution. In some cases, a stock donation offers more of a tax deduction than a cash donation, subject to certain tax law limits. To support Pathfinders for Autism by donating stock you will need the following information:

Wire Instructions:

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA
16th Dodge Streets
Omaha, NE 68102
A/C of TD Ameritrade, Inc.

Account Name: Pathfinders, Inc.
Address: 303 International Circle, Suite 110, Hunt Valley, MD 21030
DTC Number: 0188

FOR ACCOUNT NUMBER AND TRANSFER FORM PLEASE CONTACT Rebecca Rienzi at 443-330-5370 or rrienzi@pfamd.org

Overnight Checks:

TD Ameritrade, Inc.
5010 Wateridge Vista Dr.
San Diego, CA 92121-5775

Regular Mail Checks:

TD Ameritrade, Inc.
PO Box 919031
San Diego, CA 92191-9031

To request a copy of our stock donation form please contact Rebecca Rienzi at 443-330-5370 or rrienzi@pfamd.org


Donor Privacy Policy:

Any information supplied to Pathfinders for Autism (PFA) by donors will be used solely to fulfill their donation and shall not be shared for any reason unless permission is granted by the donor to share such information. All requests to remain anonymous shall be honored. PFA does not sell or share donor lists. Donors may request to be permanently removed from PFA’s mailing list by contacting us via email, phone, or postal mail. All requests to be removed from PFA’s mailing list shall be honored. Donors who supply PFA with their telephone number shall only be contacted by telephone regarding donations they have made. PFA does not participate in telephone fundraising activities.

Pathfinders for Autism, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Donations to Pathfinders are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. A copy of our most recent financial statements are available here. Documents and information filed under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401. Tax ID #52-2226573.

Volunteer

Pathfinders for Autism is thankful for the gracious support of our volunteers.  If you are interested in joining our on-call volunteer list, please contact Trish Kane at 443-330-5370 or tkane@pfamd.org.

Starbucks volunteers

Starbucks volunteers at Run Wild for Autism

One of the exciting things about our organization is that we have become a vocational training site for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder through a local high school and an adult service provider. Consequently, much of our volunteer office work is being supported by them.

On-call Volunteers can still assist with:

  • Events, such as Run Wild for Autism
  • Community Resource Fairs
  • Family Fun Events

Student Community Service Hours:

  • We are no longer able to support Student Community Service Hours since the work is being handled through our vocational training program.

Fill out the form below to contact us regarding volunteer opportunities!

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Host An Event

Host a Grassroots Event or Campaign to benefit Pathfinders for Autism

 

Check presentation with students from Cherry Hill Middle School

Check presentation with students from Cherry Hill Middle School

If you would like to host an event or campaign to raise funds for Pathfinders for Autism, we ask that you contact Rebecca Rienzi at 443-330-5370 or rrienzi@pfamd.org to discuss your ideas and get your event or campaign approved.

Individual and community events and campaigns are organized by people like you in support of Pathfinders for Autism, and make a HUGE difference!

Our supporters have organized concerts, golf tournaments, basket bingos, swim-a-thons, bake sales and percent-of-sale days. Individuals and teams have conducted online campaigns and personal challenges (such as biking & running) to raise awareness and funds to support our programs.

Approved events and campaigns will need to be registered with us.

As a registered event or campaign, Pathfinders for Autism may assist your efforts through promotion on our website, e-newsletters, calendar, and social media. Additionally, Pathfinders for Autism can provide autism information and resources for distribution at the event, and when possible, send a representative to attend.

To help with your fundraising efforts, we can set up an online donation tool for your use on the Pathfinders for Autism website. Or, you may also choose to use a third-party online service. Pathfinders for Autism suggests www.crowdrise.com, which offers online tools to promote and support your efforts.

It is encouraged that you submit forms well in advance of the event or campaign launch date to ensure adequate promotion lead time. Submissions submitted less than 30 days in advance may not fit into Pathfinders for Autism’s promotion and outreach efforts.]

Download a registration form.

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