FUNDRAISING - FROM DONATING, TO IDEAS, TO EVENTS!

    >>>  See Donation History for an indication of our growth since 2007.


​​​​PAY PAL
To donate to the MASSB Foundation's general account, use the following link - and send Mark Poerio, Trustee, an email to identify the particular county fund to which your donation should be credited:


Fundraising Ideas
The trustees of the MASSB Foundation are available to meet with local DSS boards, and will serve as a conduit for information sharing about projects.  Local boards should contact Mark Poerio for information about fundraising activities that are allowable under applicable tax laws.

  • NEW:  Will Preparation or Amendment - free legal services are available if you want to prepare a will, and have an interest in making a bequest -- of any dollar amount -- to the Foundation. Further information is available here


Past Events

  • 2017.April  Champions for Children Fun Run (Anne Arundel County)
  • 2016 June  U.S. Open Golf Contest (Anne Arundel County)
  • 2015 March  "Freaky Friday" Raises over $3,000 for Kent County Fund - see this article.
  • 2015 April  Frederick Co. Crib Crawl (annual event) -- see Facebook / event website
  • 2015 January  Anonymous Donation of $25,000 to Calvert Family Advocates - see this article that begins: "Boasting nearly zero overhead costs, the all-volunteer Calvert Family Advocates organization . . "
  • 2014 - Calvert County Sun and Fun Festival
  • 2011 - Anne Arundel Co. Champions for Children 5K Run/Walk
  • 2011 - Harford Co. Family Assistance Fund - dinner cruise.
  • 2009 and 2008 -- Anne Arundel Co. St Patrick's Day Fundraiser Dinners and Silent Auctions (further info available from Mark Poerio, including an Event Poster, Silent Auction Bid FormPromotional PowerPoint, and Press Release -- event raised over $15,000). 


United Way: Combined Federal Campaign and Maryland Charities

2015.10.30  PowerPoint describing application process -- see this Maryland Charities and CFC Presentation from the Oct. 2015 MASSB Conference (thanks to Chris Cummings of Calvert Family Advocates).

2014.09.02 Combined Federal Campaign - Chesapeake Bay Area. Here is our MASSB Foundation listing as of 9/2/2014:

  • 62319     MASSB Foundation (410) 756-1116 www.massbfoundation.com EIN#261192752 100% of all donations will fund social service programs protecting vulnerable children and adults, and preserving at-risk families throughout Maryland. 0.0% O,P


Financial Coordination between MASSB Foundation and Local Fundraising Committee

For a past fundraiser, the flow of contributions and expense reimbursements generally proceeded as follows, with this approach seeming to be suitable for other events:

1. Local board approved an expense budget for the event, and sent MASSB Foundation a withdrawal request that itemized the expected expenses and requested an advance disbursement for the total amount.

2. The local board deposited the $from MASSB Foundation into a DSS lay funds account, and paid reimbursements from that account.

3. The local board sent MASSB Foundation all checks for donations, for deposit to its account -- using this form.


4. When event was done, the local board sent MASSB Foundation both --
     * a certification that the advanced funds had been fully and properly disbursed; and
     * a withdrawal request for additional itemized funds to be reimbursed to cover event expenses.

5. The local DSS received the MASSB disbursement and then made the reimbursement payments.

Overall, this enabled MASSB Foundation to proceed efficiently by issuing two reimbursement checks, by tracking proper expenditure, and by making ongoing deposits.  

  Maryland Family Assistance Funds