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DRM is a non-profit organization that advocates for Maryland residents with disabilities. Our funding comes from federal and state grants, private foundations, and charitable contributions from organizations and individuals. We welcome donations from organizations and individuals interested in helping to fund our legal work. Because DRM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations are tax-deductible. For more information about donations, including estate planning gifts, please contact our Executive Director, Robin Murphy, at 410-727-6352 ext. 2482.
DRM envisions an inclusive society where people with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate and make their own choices. Despite our vigorous efforts, this vision may not be archived in our lifetimes. DRM is building a strong organization to maintain our critical advocacy work. Create a legacy for change by leaving a bequest to DRM to sustain our efforts. Contact us at (410) 727-6352 for more information.
Breaking Barriers Gala
DRM hosts an awards gala, Breaking Barriers, an inspiring evening celebrating achievements in the struggle to secure legal rights for Marylanders with disabilities. Guests enjoy fantastic food, drink and entertainment; mingle with fun, interesting and caring folks; and see the presentation of our Breaking Barriers achievement awards honoring advocates for people with disabilities. DRM appreciates your support for the work that lies ahead!
Click here to learn more about the 2022 Breaking Barriers Awards Gala
Judith Heumann Champion of Justice Award: Wade Henderson
Gayle Hafner Grassroots Advocacy Award: Floyd Hartley
Lorraine Sheehan Lifetime Achievement Award: Andrew D. Levy
Public Policy Award: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen
Legal Advocacy Awards: Jennifer Bruton and Daniel O’Brien, Venable; and Stephanie Hales, Sidley Austin LLP
Gayle Hafner Grassroots Advocacy Award: Patti Saylor
Excellence in Journalism Award: Erica Green
Public Policy Award: Congressman Elijah E. Cummings
Lorraine Sheehan Lifetime Achievement Award: Curt Decker
Influencer Award: Tatyana McFadden
Advocacy Leadership Award: Regina Lee & Dominic Radcliff
Public Policy Award: Congressman Steny H. Hoyer
Legal Advocacy Award: Sidley Austin LLP
Gayle Hafner Grassroots Advocacy Award: Thomas Hicks
Lorraine Sheehan Lifetime Achievement Award: Judith Heumann
Public Policy Award: Maryland Senator Verna Jones-Rodwell
Public Policy Award: Maryland Senator Richard Madaleno
Legal Advocacy Award: Raymond Marshall
Grassroots Advocacy Award: Kenneth Capone
Public Policy Award: Maryland Delegate James W. Hubbard
Legal Advocacy Award: Venable LLP
Grassroots Advocacy Award: Sandra Spears
Lorraine Sheehan Lifetime Achievement Award: U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin
Public Policy Award: Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger
Legal Advocacy Award: Earl Bartgis, Jr.
Grassroots Advocacy Award: Floyd Hartley
Lifetime Achievement Award: Lorraine Sheehan, posthumously (presented to Laura Carr & John Sheehan by Senator Benjamin L. Cardin)