Giving and Annual Fund

Gifts in Kind

Gifts of goods and personal property are always welcomed and can be donated to various needs throughout the School. United Way You may name The Odyssey School as the recipient of your United Way donation.

Odyssey’s agency number is 3913.

Matching Gifts

Many businesses and corporations match gifts given by their employees. You may have the opportunity to double or even triple the value of your annual gift.

Check with your corporate benefits officer.

Planned Giving

The Mainsail Society has been established to recognize the generosity and foresight of those who include The Odyssey School in their estate plans.

A planned gift allows you to “leave a legacy” to a cause you believe in, impacting future generations while also helping you to meet your financial goals by structuring your gift in a way that best suits your circumstances.

When you plan for your financial goals, both you and future generations of Odyssey students can benefit.

Bequests are one of the many ways in which donors can support Odyssey. Your bequest will not affect cash flow during your lifetime, it is private and it is revocable, since you may change provisions at anytime. There is no federal tax on bequests and, generally, bequests are not subject to state taxes.

If you would like more information about making a planned gift, including suggest verbiage for your bequest, please contact Laurie TerBeek, Director of Development, at 410-580-5885 or

Scholarship Gifts

Odyssey’s individualized opportunities are sometimes unaffordable for families who desire to provide their child with the advantage of an Odyssey education. Our scholarship funds make it possible to open Odyssey’s doors to more students. For more information about making a gift to one of Odyssey’s scholarship funds, please contact Laurie TerBeek, Director of Development, at 410-580-5885 or

Stock Gifts

Donors find giving gifts of appreciated securities to be easy and beneficial as they often create tax savings for the donor.

Download a Stock Gift Information form or call the Development Office at 410-580-5885.

A gift to Odyssey supports every student’s success.

By supporting the School’s Annual Fund you are part of a community of parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, trustees and friends whose gifts ensure the quality of the School and the fulfillment of its mission.

From the beginning, families have chosen The Odyssey School for their children with dyslexia and language learning differences because of its distinguished academic program. These families and friends have been touched by dyslexia and the ways that Odyssey empowers students for success in their lives. The overwhelming contributions of this incredible support have greatly benefited the future of the School.

As with other independent schools, the cost of tuition does not fully cover the actual cost of operations. Your gift to the Annual Fund bridges the gap between tuition dollars and actual operating expenses and makes it possible for Odyssey students to develop to their full potential.

Please make contributing to the Annual Fund a priority. All Annual Fund gifts are fully tax-deductible.

The Odyssey School can accept gifts by check or credit card. You may mail your gift to:

The Odyssey School
Attn: Development Office
3257 Bridle Ridge Lane
Lutherville, MD 21093

Online Giving

It’s fast and easy to make a gift online.


Contact Laurie TerBeek Director of Development 410-580-5885