Frequently Asked Questions About Giving

Answers to many frequently asked questions about giving to Gilchrist are provided below. If, however, you find that your question is not addressed here, please contact us directly at or call 443-849-8330.

What shows up on my statement?

This donation will appear on your credit card statement as Gilchrist. Gilchrist has partnered with Blackbaud Merchant Services to securely process online contributions.

Is my donation secure?

All information collected by Blackbaud Merchant Services is securely processed and stored. We take many measures to protect the confidentiality and security of your information. We use encryption technology to ensure the safe transmission and storage of your information. Your personal information and donation amount is shared with Gilchrist, but no information is shared with third parties by selling, giving, trading or any other method. Users of this site will not receive unsolicited contact from third parties.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Gilchrist is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Tax ID number is 52-1851251. The Gilchrist Center Baltimore Tax ID number is 52-1184960.

Do I get a receipt?

When you make your contribution online, you will immediately receive a confirmation email which can be used as your tax receipt. When you send your contribution by mail, you will receive a gift acknowledgement letter which can be used as a tax receipt. When you make a recurring contribution, you will receive an annual gift receipt in January summarizing the total amount donated to Gilchrist the prior year.

Will you notify family members of my gift?

Yes, Gilchrist will notify the primary contact we have on file, as well as the individual whom you designate, that a gift has been made, but we do not disclose the gift amount.

How can I direct gifts to be made to Gilchrist in lieu of flowers?

In lieu of flowers, the family may suggest memorial contributions be made to Gilchrist, 11311 McCormick Rd., Ste. 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 or make an online donation at

How can I contact you?

You may contact us with any questions about giving by phone at 443-849-8330 or by email at

Our address is 11311 McCormick Rd., Ste. 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

Where can I mail a gift?

We offer both online giving or the option to download a printable donation form and printable recurring gift form.

Our address is 11311 McCormick Rd., Ste. 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

Can I make a gift through my Donor Advised Fund?

If you have a donor advised fund with any third party provider, you can make a distribution to Gilchrist to have an immediate impact on our work and mission. If needed, when making a grant recommendation, please provide the Gilchrist taxpayer identification number, which is 52-1851251.

Can I make a stock gift or wire transfer?

Yes. Please download our Gilchrist Stock Account Information file. To receive instructions for how to make a wire transfer, or to ask questions about stock gifts or wire transfers, please contact Jamie Lynch at or 443.849.8241.

How can I cancel a recurring gift?

To cancel a recurring gift, please call the Philanthropy Department at 443.849.8330 or email

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