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IVYMOUNT

Ivymount School and Programs provides school- and community-based services for children and young adults with special needs from throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The school program serves more than 200 students, ages 4 – 21, with speech and language impairments, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, health impairments, and autism spectrum disorders. The classrooms are structured to serve students with a range of academic and cognitive abilities, including, in some cases, those who have the potential to obtain a high school diploma. Click here for information on how to make a donation to the Ivymount School.


Jills House

Jill's House provides respite for children with intellectual disabilities and their families in the Greater Washington, DC area. We serve boys and girls, ages six through seventeen, with intellectual disabilities without regard to race, religion, or ethnicity. Their mission is to be a safe haven to which parents can entrust their children, allowing the parents a time of rest. To ensure that parents and caregivers get a real break, typical siblings are welcome to stay at Jill’s House as well. Click here for information on how to make a donation to Jill's House.


Baltimore Humane Society

The Baltimore Humane Society is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Reisterstown, MD that provides low-cost veterinary care, animal adoptions, free grief support services and a pet cemetery. The organization receives no operational funding from government agencies nor from national animal welfare organizations. Programs include Pets for Patriots, Bmore Kind Pet Food Bank, Read to the Animals, animal visits to Stella Maris long term care residents, educational outreach programs, and free spay/neuter/vaccines. Click here for information on how to make a donation to the Baltimore Humane Society.




The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of national security and international affairs, dedicated to developing leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft, based on knowledge and appreciation of the founding principles of the American political economy and the Western moral tradition. The Institute's philosophy proceeds first from a recognition that peace and security are the essential prerequisites for all functions of civil society, and that nothing in our public life–neither domestic governance, commerce, the exercise of civil liberties, nor organized charitable work–is possible without them. Click here for information on how to make a donation to the Institute of World Politics.




Montgomery County Humane Society (MCHS) is the pre-eminent animal welfare organization in Montgomery County, Maryland helping animals find safety, love, quality care, loving homes, and a new chance at a happy life. As a private, no-kill rescue MCHS offers a wide range of services designed to help people adopt new pets and then keep them in their homes and out of shelters. MCHS services include adoption and post-adoption assistance, humane education for all ages, and outreach programs that help pet owners take better care of their pets and build a more humane, animal-friendly community. Click here for information on how to make a donation to the Montgomery County Humane Society.



The Autism Learning Center (ALC) was founded in September 1997 as a 501c3 nonprofit organization to meet the tremendous need for comprehensive Applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for children with autism in Northern Virginia. Their accredited Clinical Directors create individualized programs to meet the needs of each child based on clinical experience and research in applied behavior analysis. Home-based services by ABA trained RBT (Registered Behavioral Technician) staff provide intensive one-on–one therapy focusing not only on academic goals but also on all aspects of the child’s life. ALC's curriculum emphasizes communication skills based on Skinner’s theory of verbal behavior, a variety of self–help skills, and social skills, with a focus of generalization to the natural environment, with an emphasis on increasing verbal behavior, spontaneity of language, and teaching in the child’s natural setting. Click here for information on how to make a donation to the ALC.