Giving to Stella Maris

Since opening our doors in 1953, the mission of Stella Maris has been to provide excellent, compassionate care to the residents and patients we serve. The dedication and generosity of our corporate partners, benefactors, and special friends have helped us to advance our mission and continue the tradition of Catherine McAuley, the first Sister of Mercy, who dedicated her life and her fortune to meeting the needs of her community.

Stella Maris is grateful for every gift we receive. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You will receive an acknowledgment for tax purposes by email or return mail. Contact us at 410-252-4500, extension 7268 or with any questions you may have. Thank you for considering a gift to Stella Maris.

Ways to Give

Donate by Check
If you would like to make your gift via check, use our printable giving form. Once complete, send to Development Office, Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, Maryland 21093. Should you have any questions about the printable giving form, please contact us at 410-252-4500, extension 7268 or

Donate by Credit Card

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Types of Gifts

You can support the residents and patients of Stella Maris with the following types of gifts:

  • Tribute gifts
  • Unrestricted gifts
  • Planned gifts
  • Matching gifts
  • Restricted gifts
  • Third party fundraising

Tribute Gifts
You may make a tribute gift to Stella Maris in memory of a loved one or in honor of a person or an event, such as a caregiver, an anniversary or birthday. Giving in tribute memorializes or honors someone or something special while making a difference in the lives of others at the same time.

Unrestricted Gifts
Unrestricted gifts make an immediate difference where they are needed most.

Planned Gifts
Making a donation through a planned gift is a thoughtful way to create a legacy of support for Stella Maris while providing for your own future and that of your beneficiaries. Planned gifts include designating Stella Maris as a beneficiary of an IRA/retirement plan or life insurance policy, bequests, charitable gifts that provide income for life, and trusts that benefit both Stella Maris and your heirs. Planned gifts typically include some type of tax benefit in addition to the satisfaction you receive from knowing that your gift will benefit others in the future.

Matching Gifts
Many companies will match gifts made by their employees to nonprofit organizations. Please contact your Personnel Department to find out if there is a matching gifts program.

Restricted Contributions
You may wish to contribute to a particular fund or program such as bereavement support, pastoral care services, a particular unit, or the Monsignor Lyness Fund which provides hospice care for patients who are uninsured or underinsured.  If you would like to discuss different opportunities, please contact us at 410-252-4500, extension 7377 or

Third Party Fundraising
If you are interested in fundraising for one of our programs or services, please contact us at 410-252-4500, extension 7377 or with your ideas.