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"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." ~ Emilie Buchwald

Foundation of the Maryland Chapter of the AAP

The Foundation of the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a 501 (c)(3) corporation, is a public foundation established exclusively to support charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes which make a positive contribution to the health, safety and welfare of children and adolescents. Our mission is making it possible for every child in Maryland to achieve his/her full potential. To accomplish this, the Foundation will support activities fostering child health and developmental.

The Foundation has recently taken on new energy by reviewing bylaws, revising the mission, and allowing for community support by actively seeking community members to join the board.

TO DONATE: Please consider making a donation to the Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Foundation to support our ongoing efforts to enhance early literacy through the Reach Out and Read Program. If you would like to donate, please click here for the donation form or send a check made out to the MDAAP Foundation to MDAAP Foundation, Attn: Loretta I. Hoepfner, 1211 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

As the charitable arm of the Maryland Chapter AAP, the Foundation has decided on the following initiative for the upcoming year.

Early Literacy: The goal for the foundation is to provide "mini-grants" to Maryland Practices that are current Reach Out and Read sites. Due to major cuts at the Reach Out and Read National Center, these sites are not currenlty being completely supported, which has put their ability to give out new books in jeopardy. For more details on the Reach Out and Read program, please click here.

Reach Out and Read Mini-Grants: The mini-grant will award funds for the purchase of new books for existing Reach Out and Read(ROR) Programs within the state of Maryland. Please click here for more information.