About Us

   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 Equestrian, Open the Outdoors, Veterans, and Summer Camp programs. Annually, more than 60,000 people visit the park, hundreds of people participate in our programs, and new programs are being developed in response to community need.

Our Vision: A healing destination where people of all abilities find opportunities for growth nourished by nature,state-of-the-art programs, history, a sense of peace,and the loving kindness of an evolving community.

Our Mission: to provide educational, therapeutic, and recreational programs for people with and without disabilities in a natural environment at Greenwell State Park.

Greenwell Foundation Board of Trustees

Dennis England, President
John F. Tarrant, Esq., Vice President
Jane Tyson, Treasurer
Frannie Bostich, Secretary
Executive Director
Bob Randall
Joe Anderson
Usha Iswara
Teri Branch
Mark Duval 

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: Maria McDonald
Development: position available
Education Consultant: Leigh Deane
Equestrian Program Director: Melisa Kennedy
Summer Camp Director & Open the Outdoors: Ally Rodgers
Office Manager & Program Assistant: Connie Sperling
Volunteer Coordinator: Jess Fender
Finance: Janene Stocking

Greenwell Foundation 2023 Annual Report

View our Annual Report 2023 final

View our 990 for the 2022 fiscal year

The Greenwell Foundation is an independent entity, and is funded solely by program fees, donations, sponsorships, 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, and supporters. 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 and sponsorships for our annual event.

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.