Ways to Give


There are many ways that you can help Maryland Legal Aid provide free legal services to low-income people throughout Maryland.You can make a financial contribution. In doing so, you can make a significant difference in the lives of the most vulnerable citizens in Maryland. Maryland Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible. Please donate today!

Checks or Money Orders

Unlike credit card donations, when you donate by check or money order, 100% of your donation goes to Maryland Legal Aid.

To donate by check or money order:
  1. Make your check or money order payable to: Maryland Legal Aid
  2. Complete the Donation Pledge Card.
  3. Mail your pledge card and check or money order to:
    Maryland Legal Aid
    Development Unit
    500 E. Lexington Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202

Workplace Giving Campaigns:

If you are a federal, state, or Baltimore City government employee, or one of the many private organizations that participate in United Way campaigns, you can support Maryland Legal Aid’s work through your workplace giving campaign.

Use the following campaign designation numbers:

  • United Way: 054
  • Maryland Charity Campaign: 8054
  • Combined Charity Campaign: 8054
  • Combined Federal Campaign: 15755

Stock Transfers:

There are significant tax breaks for gifts of appreciated securities. Stock transfers can be made through Maryland Legal Aid’s account at Charles Schwab. If you wish to make a stock transfer gift to Maryland Legal Aid, contact Asha Sampat at (410) 951-7719 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.


Legacy Gifts / Planned Giving:

By including Maryland Legal Aid in your estate plans, you can continue to support Maryland Legal Aid’s good work even beyond your own lifetime.

Consult your financial advisor or legal counsel to learn about planned giving options that may benefit you throughout your life as well as Maryland Legal Aid. You can designate a specific dollar amount, asset or percentage of your will or trust to Maryland Legal Aid.

MURTHY LAW FIRM Matching Challenge

The Murthy Law Firm and the Murthy/NAYAK Foundation have offered a generous $25,000 matching challenge which aims to encourage Maryland law firms to increase their support for Maryland Legal Aid.

Eligible contributions:

  • Donations from law firms which are not current donors
  • Increased donation amounts from law firms which are current donors

Funds raised through the Murthy Law Firm Matching Challenge support Maryland Legal Aid’s cutting-edge Community Lawyering Initiative. These programs, including Lawyer in the Library events and criminal record expungementRemoving convictions from criminal records. clinics, provide free, high-quality legal services directly to individuals in underserved neighborhoods in Baltimore City and throughout Maryland.


For more information or to participate in the Matching Challenge, contact Graham Cowger at email hidden; JavaScript is required or 410-951-7706.

Donna’s Place

Donna’s Place is where young clients of Maryland Legal Aid’s Child Advocacy Unit in Baltimore City come when they visit their attorneys. Located in the lobby on the third floor of Maryland Legal Aid’s Baltimore City office, Donna’s Place stocks toys, books, puzzles, craft materials and other items to engage the young visitors and help them de-stress. Specialty items are distributed based on donations.

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The Equal Justice Council

The Equal Justice Council (EJC) is composed of civic-minded leaders in the legal and business communities who lend their time, expertise, and counsel to Maryland Legal Aid in a variety of areas. The EJC’s fundraising approach focuses on securing funding from the private bar and business community. Members also work to increase pro bono involvement, participate in fundraising activities and educational programs, and cultivate relationships with foundations and corporations on Maryland Legal Aid’s behalf.

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