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About Greenwell Foundation

The Greenwell Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing accessible and inclusive programs, services and facilities for all community members, with and without disabilities, in Southern Maryland. The Foundation operates in Greenwell State Park, a 600-acre property located along the lower Patuxent River in Hollywood, Maryland.

Greenwell operates the Equestrian, Nature Connection, and Summer Camp programs. Annually, more than 40,000 people visit the park, hundreds of  people participate in our programs, and more than 1,000 people use our accessible facilities for family events and celebrations.

Our Vision: The Greenwell Foundation will demonstrate the possibilities available to all individuals when accessibility and inclusiveness are made a priority.

Our Mission: The mission of the Greenwell Foundation, Inc. is to provide programs for people with and without disabilities in an inclusive, outdoor environment.


Greenwell Foundation Partners

The Department of Natural Resources and Maryland State Parks
St. Mary’s County Public Schools Department of Transitioning Youth
Maryland Horse Industry Board
Three Oaks Center
National Inclusion Project
St. Mary’s County Commissioners
Maryland Salt Water Sports Fishermans Association
Prince George’s Veterans Center


Greenwell Foundation Board of Trustees

Joe Anderson, President
John F. Tarrant, Esq., Vice President
Bob Randall, Treasurer
Jolanda Campbell, Executive Director
Lisa Blackwell
Ron Cooper
Marty Cooper
Sharon Cox


Greenwell Foundation Staff

The Greenwell Foundation staff is a small but hardworking group of people dedicated to carrying out the mission of the foundation.

Executive Director: Jolanda Campbell
Finance: Teri Dennis
Development: Barbara Wille and Leigh Deane
Equestrian Programs: Jenn Emmart
Nature-Based and Summer Camp Programs: Julia Zalesak
Program Support: Usha Iswara
Volunteers Coordinator: Leigh Deane


The Greenwell Foundation is an independent entity, and is funded solely by program fees, donations, sponsorships, rental revenue, grants and gifts. The Foundation receives no financial support from the state of Maryland, or agency thereof including the Maryland Park Service or the Department of Natural Resources.

The Greenwell Foundation’s funding comes from a number of sources including the St. Mary’s County Commissioners, the United Way, grants, private philanthropy organizations, supporters, and members. A significant portion our operating budget is generated by program fees. Every effort is made to keep program fees as low as possible so that everyone may participate without creating a financial burden for them.

The Greenwell Foundation also works with a variety of organizations to obtain scholarships for program participants. These sources include the local ARC, the Department of Social Services, the Maryland Governor’s Office on Children, the SMECO Employee Contribution Committee, Special Olympics, Megan Mann Motorsports, Tidewater Dental, and Dr. Tim Modic through Smiles for Life and the Garth Brooks Foundation.

An innovative partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Greenwell Foundation provides the Foundation rent-free use of all park facilities and a substantial manpower contribution towards the overall upkeep of the park.