Supporting Our Programming for Low-Income and Frail Seniors in Frederick County
Advocates is supported through the generous contributions of individuals, businesses and charitable foundations. Your tax-deductible gifts can be designated to support any part of our ongoing work:
General Support for Operations
Operating support assists with the costs of bookkeeping, audits, supplies, maintaining a post office box and our website. These functions are critical to maintaining our public advocacy and special programs.
The Donald L. Lewis AERS Fund
The AERS Fund supports unfunded AERS client needs for equipment and services that help Frederick County residents age in place. AERS (Adult Evaluation and Referral Services) nurses and social workers encounter many needs that their low-income clients cannot afford to fill and insurance doesn’t cover – sometimes a need as simple as orthotics to help a senior walk better, or perhaps a much larger expense, such as a specialty wheelchair or a prosthesis. A gift to the AERS Fund can make a world of difference!
In 2019, the Advocates Board named the AERS Fund for Donald L. Lewis, a well-known Frederick County businessman and public servant who remembered AAFC in his estate plans.
Geriatric Medical Education Fund
Each year, AAFC provides scholarship support for Frederick Health medical staff to attend the three-day Current Topics in Geriatrics continuing education course at Johns Hopkins Medical School’s division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. In return for financial support, participants agree to share what they learn with peers throughout the Frederick Health System. With this support, Advocates is working to help our local healthcare system be more responsive to the needs of seniors and to increase proactive efforts to help seniors age in place, maintain independence, and be full partners in their healthcare.
We would be happy to talk with you about these tax-deductible giving opportunities or about other specific interests you may wish to support. Gifts may be made by mailing a check or online (see below). To make a gift of stock or other investment instruments, or to discuss estate planning or gifts to our endowment fund held at The Community Foundation of Frederick County, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the CONTACT US page and complete the form. One of our officers will get back to you as soon as possible.
To Donate By Mail:
We welcome your gift by check. Please click HERE to print out the form for donations by mail, complete the form and mail it — along with your check made out to “Advocates for the Aging of Frederick County” — to: PO Box 3625, Frederick, MD 21705.
Your gift by credit card can be made safely and easily by filling out the form below. You will receive a confirmation email for tax purposes. If you will share your mailing address, we would be pleased to send a personal letter acknowledging your support. Thank you!
Gifts of stock and securities are welcome. Please complete our Contact Form
and a member of our Board will get back to you directly to facilitate the transaction of