Thank you for your interest in supporting DRM! Whether you can help advance our mission by donating your time, knowledge, or money we would like to hear from you. Consider making a financial donation to DRM, remembering us in your estate planning, attending or sponsoring our events, or working with us as a law student or pro bono attorney.  We welcome and appreciate your involvement.

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 interim Executive Director, Meghan Marsh, at 410-727-6352 ext. 2513.

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Planned Giving

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.


DRM is planning a 40th Anniversary event for 2018! To find out how you can sponsor our big event, contact DRM at  410-727-6352.

Breaking Barriers

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!

2015 Honorees:
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

2012 Honorees:
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

2011 Honorees:
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

2010 Honorees
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)

Upcoming Community Events

FRI. 8/24/18: Briefing on Disproportionate Discipline in MD Schools

Join the Maryland Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on Friday, August 24, at their briefing on disproportionate discipline in Maryland Schools. DRM Attorney Amanda White will be speaking alongside other advocates, families, experts, and school staff on how …