Please Support the Work of Mediators and ADR Professionals in Maryland

by 1. Sending Us Your Tax-Deductible Donation

Or 2. Leave a Legacy

MCDR is a 501(c)(3) organization relying on your generosity to sustain our work.


1.  Making a Donation:

100% of your contribution is applied to the fund or activity you request; MCDR takes no administrative fees.  Please let us know how your donation is to be applied by placing a check mark next to either the Operational Fund, Sara Grebe Fund, Assessment and Certification Fund, or Sharon Pickett Award Fund:

The Operational Fund

Your donation will help support MCDR's efforts advocating for ADR across the state of Maryland, help pay for our quarterly general meetings, special events and speaker honorariums at these events.  Or, you might wish to tell us to which activity your donation is to be applied or allocated between:  Programs, Advocacy, Mentoring, or Marketing Outreach. If you would like to receive information on the activities of any of these activities, please send us an e-mail.  We ask you to please consider other donation possibilities.  For example, if you have a special interest or area you feel would be best served by a donation, and that special interest or area has yet to be addressed, make a donation to fund that special interest or area.  We have done this before with The Sara Grebe Fund.  Please send us an e-mail for a consultation about special bequests. 

The Sara Grebe Fund

The Sarah Grebe Fund provides needs-based scholarships to those who might want to enroll or participate in ADR or mediation classes.  Sarah Grebe Fund can also be used for specific or special ADR mediation projects.  Each grant request made to the Sara Grebe Fund is reviewed and approved by a vote of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

 Assessment & Certification Fund 

Help support MCDR's efforts offering performance-based assessments leading to certification.  Funds are used to pay our highly experienced & trained assessors, venue rentals, and special functions.  For more detailed information please refer to the Certification tab shown above.

Sharon M. Pickett Award Fund

The Sharon M. Pickett Award recognizes those individuals who have made outstanding contributions leading to the advancement of mediation practice in Maryland.  These contributions may be in the fields of:  Mediation Practice, Mediator Education, Performance-Based Assessments of Mediators, or Advocacy/Legislative work ensuring the highest standards of mediator competence. The Sharon Pickett Award Fund supports the bi-annual award ceremony.  This ceremony ends a full day that has included in the past an advanced mediation workshop for attendees. Over the past several years the Sharon Pickett Award has honored Martin Kranitz, Lorig Charkoudian, and Robert Ketcham.

Thomas McCloud's Scholarship Fund

Established early 2016, this award recognizes exceptional achievement in scholarship by helping build the library of newly minted ADR professionals.  Granting this award is based upon recommendations and determined by the MCDR Board of Directors. 

Donations Can Be Made Via Check or PayPal.

When making your donation using a check, on the memo line of your check please indicate how you intend your donation to be applied.  If your donation is on behalf of, or to honor someone please provide instructions with your donation.  Mail your donation directly to:  

Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, Attn: Treasurer, 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 247, Bethesda, MD  20817

When making your donation using PayPal, please use the donation box below.  Please use the Comment Box to provide us with any additional instructions.  This box should also be used if you wish your  contribution be made anonymously.  Below the Comment Box, please be sure to check the small box corresponding to the fund you intend your donation be applied.

As our way of saying thank you, Donors are recognized, listed under the Donor tab shown above.

Note:  Upon our receipt of your donation MCDR issues a donation receipt compliant with standards set forth by the Internal Revenue Service for making donations to a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

Of course MCDR thanks you for any amount you donate.

Or 2.  Leaving a Legacy:

Estate gifts are one of the simplest, most flexible, and popular methods of supporting ADR activities of the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution. Use the language provided below on your IRA, Insurance, or other beneficiary designation forms; or provide it to your attorney for your Will or Living Trust:

"I leave (%of the estate, $amount, etc.) to the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, a Maryland nonprofit corporation with Tax ID 91-20411897. for (general or specific purpose) at the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution for (general or specific fund as presented above) use."

Please contact the Treasurer or President of the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution to further designate your bequest and confidentially record your estate intention.  Feel free to contact us to learn more about estate gifts and other options to complement your financial plans.






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Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution
10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 247
 Bethesda, Maryland   20817

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MCDR is the oldest membership-based organization in Maryland dedicated to promoting the use of mediation and supporting

the mediation profession.  We have a proud history of successfully advocating for allowing multiple professions to practice mediation,

halting attempts to restrict the practice some fifteen years ago.  MCDR is the first organization to establish performance based criteria

now in use as a national model, part of an ongoing dialogue on quality assurance and mediator credentials.


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