2018 Charities

The Children’s Playhouse of Maryland


The Children’s Playhouse of Maryland is in residence at CCBC Essex, CPM is an award winning Children’s theatre providing workshops, summer camps and performing opportunities for young performers ages 6 – 18. Children’s Playhouse produces four musicals and one play each season. Performances take place in the Administration Building Lecture Hall on the campus of CCBC Essex.  For more information, call the Children’s Playhouse office at 443-840-2426.


Linwood Center, Inc.


Cemal and Genese NealsFor more than 60 years, Linwood Center has been providing life-changing programs and services for children and adults living with autism and related developmental disabilities.  Linwood currently supports over 120 children and adults on the autism spectrum from jurisdictions throughout the State of Maryland. Linwood is one of a handful of programs in the United States and one of only three in the state of Maryland that provides comprehensive education and residential programs throughout the lifespan under one service umbrella. Linwood offers program continuity from childhood into adulthood, developing lifelong relationships with individuals living with autism from elementary school through retirement and old age. Linwood’s accredited nonpublic special education program and licensed residential programs provide intensive positive behavioral supports and long-term educational and vocational services to Maryland’s autism community.