1981 Power Circle

Introducing Legacy Giving 

Did you know that you can make a lasting impact with vulnerable households facing a utility crisis by making a planned gift to the Fuel Fund of Maryland?When you include the Fuel Fund in your estate plans, you will become a member of the 1981 Power Circle (our founding year) and help fulfill our mission of helping  thousands of struggling households who have no other place to turn during a utility hardship.

For those donors who have already included the Fuel Fund in their planning giving, we will be reaching out to you for exciting plans for our 40th anniversary celebration in 2021.

How It Works 

Traditionally, donors contact the Fuel Fund of Maryland when they are ready to join our giving circle. However, you do not have to wait until a certain age to take action. We have provided a list of efforts you can take to join this circle - now or in the future - and help us reach our mission. 

Planned gifts are tax-efficient and can be customized to meet your needs!

For more information on legacy giving, please contact Chief Development Officer, Debbie Brown at 410-844-3834 or dbrown@fuelfundmaryland.org. You can also fill out this contact form below and a member of our Development, Communications, and Marketing Department will get back to you shortly. 

Financial Planning

You can start making a difference as soon as today. Your future starts now. 

COVID-19 has changed most aspects of our lives. We want to keep you updated on anything that will impact charitable giving such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by the president on March 27, 2020. CARES Act allows an above-the-line income tax charitable deduction up to $300 ($600 for married couple) even if you don’t itemize on your 2020 income tax return. It provides a temporary waiver of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) for 2020, allowing IRA owners to keep funds in their IRAs (and other qualified retirement plans). And for tax year 2020 only, donors can elect to apply a 100% of adjusted gross income (AGI) limit to cash gifts to public charities.