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.

You can make a donation to DRM via credit card quickly and securely through PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate, simply click the button to the right.

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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.

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You can also support DRM when you shop through AmazonSmile is a simple and easy way to contribute every time you shop, at no cost to you. For every order placed through AmazonSmile, a portion of the purchase price will be donated to DRM from the AmazonSmile Foundation.

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.


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!

2019 Honorees:
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

2018 Honorees:
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

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

SAT. 10/13/18: Special Education Clinic & Resource Fair

SAVE THE DATE! Learn How to Advocate for Appropriate Special Education Services for Your Child! Special Education Clinic & Resource Fair Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Holy Family Catholic Church 12010 Woodmore Road Mitchellville, MD 20721