Wishing everyone a healthy and happy new year! Thank you to everyone that supported the Benedictine Foundation in 2021!     Stay tuned for more info on our Benedictine Bond Ball at the Tidewater Inn, April 29th & 30th, 2022

The Benedictine Foundation

The Benedictine Foundation fosters relationships with people, foundations, 
and corporations by sharing Benedictine’s vital mission to inspire financial support.

Celebrating 60 years

One Gift, One Memory, One Smile at a Time.

For 60 years, people like you have been at the heart of our mission. As we celebrate a milestone anniversary, we are reminded that our work is rarely counted by the passage of time.

Our legacy is measured instead by the number of lives enriched by everything we have accomplished together. Your support and generosity make this possible.

As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we reflect on those first students at Benedictine, and the Sisters who found their purpose in caring for and educating children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Today, Benedictine is a multi-functional education center serving over 200 individuals throughout their lifetime, and we need your support to assure the future of our mission.

Please consider giving to this year’s hallmark anniversary Annual Fund campaign. Your donation allows us to realize extraordinary progress in the care of all of those we serve, and we are so grateful.


Spring Benefit

April 29, 1978 – that’s how long we’ve been gathering as friends to celebrate as a Benedictine community. Since that first Spring Benefit, we have continued to host this hallmark event in the spirit of hospitality and philanthropy. Friends, staff, parents, and a couple of distinguished guests along the way, join us for an evening of food, fun, and even some dancing each Spring.  Please join us for this year’s ‘Benedictine Bond Ball’ on April 29th and 30th, 2022 at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, Maryland.

DC / Baltimore Area Charity Golf

The 5th Annual DC Area Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by Thad Fletcher to benefit Benedictine, is set for Monday, June 13, 2022 at the Country Club at Woodmore – Mitchellville, MD.

Chrome City Ride


Our campus is the unusual home to Maryland’s largest classic car and motorcycle ride, the Chrome City Ride, an annual fundraising event that transforms a once functioning monastery into a chrome-covered campus.

Since the inaugural ride in 2001, the event has paved the way for more than $1 million in funds raised to support the children and adults served here.

Birdies for Benedictine

For over 30 years, our annual Charity Golf Classic tournament has raised more than $1 million for innovative, comprehensive special education opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism.  This year's golf tournament will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at The Talbot Country Club in Easton, MD.

Inspired Giving Newsletter

Open the pages to the latest news, inspiring narratives, and mission moments here at Benedictine.

Foundation Info


Phone: 410-634-2292
Fax: 410-634-1855

The Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization, federal identification number: 52-1479494.

The Benedictine Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and has achieved the Guidestar Gold Seal.

Foundation Staff

Claudia Nichols Cunningham

Chief Advancement Officer


Caroline Bauerle

Director of Development


Janine M. Lis 

Marketing and Communications Manager


Stacy L. Whewell

Advancement Services Coordinator & Database Administrator


Ashley Hinch

Grants Specialist and Planned Giving Coordinator