Maryland Humanities Council

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Do you believe in the power of the humanities?

“The goal should be that everybody gets a chance to read great books and participate in the richness that humanities bring us.” —Bill Gates

The humanities bring us together to spur community dialogue and personal reflection. 

The humanities explore the big questions facing Maryland today with mindful curiosity.

The humanities investigate our heritage and imagine our future.

The humanities strengthen the ties that bring us together.

The humanities inspire both young and old to understand what it means to be human.

Please join us as a partner in the vital impact that humanities have all across Maryland.

When you make a tax-deductible contribution, you enable us to reach more than half a million Marylanders each year—your family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors.

Did you attend a Chautauqua living history performance or participate in a One Maryland One Book discussion?  Do you have a student scholar who competed in Maryland History Day or the Letters About Literature competition? Did you recognize aspects of your own experience in a Museum on Main Street exhibition? If you did, you experienced first-hand the tremendous impact the humanities have. Now you can share that impact with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

You can help ensure that Marylanders continue to learn and grow through engagement with the humanities.

Your support is crucial.

Our program participants and partners thank you, and we thank you.

Want to see a full listing of our generous contributors? Visit pages 7 & 8 of our Annual Report 2013.


Donate any amount through our secure site or download and mail in the Donor form.

If you prefer to make a starter gift of $10, consider donating via text message on your cellular phone. Access Instructions for donating via text (message and data rates may apply).

The Maryland Humanities Council is an educational nonprofit [501(c)(3)] corporation. The Council does not rent or sell its mailing list. Financial information is available upon request from the Maryland Humanities Council [108 West Centre Street, Baltimore, MD  21201 or 410-685-0095] or the Office of the Secretary of State [State House, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD  21401 or 410-974-5521] for the cost of postage and copies. Our Annual Reports and IRS Forms 990 are also accessible at no charge online.