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Support Pathfinders for Autism

Why should you donate to Pathfinders for Autism?

Autism affects 1 in every 54 children 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.


How to donate to Pathfinders for Autism:


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

Pathfinders for Autism
235 Schilling Circle, Suite 103
Hunt Valley, MD 21031

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.

Create a fundraiser in memoriam, in celebration of or in honor of a loved one. Creating a fundraising page is simple, easy and a great way to include others in your efforts to raise funds, share your story and increase your impact on our mission. Click here to get started.

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.

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 request a copy of our stock donation form please contact Rebecca Rienzi at 443-330-5370 or

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.

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.


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

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 Katie Ramirez at 443-330-5370 or 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 set up your own fundraising page.

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 our “Host an Event” Form.

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