Beverly and Stephen Marcus of Edgewater, MD have offered Arundel Lodge Behavioral Health a matching donation of $50,000 for funds raised for a Children and Adolescents Behavioral Health Center to be created at Arundel Lodge’s main campus, located at 2600 Solomons Island Rd in Edgewater. Beverly is a retired Certified and Licensed Master Social Worker who advocates for mental health education and early intervention services for children and families, and her husband Stephen operates the family business, Best Tile Distributors, Inc.
This generous offer means that if Arundel Lodge raises $50,000 for the Center, above and beyond the $70,000 already received in state and county grants, they will receive another $50,000 from the Marcus family.
“I was excited to learn of plans by Mike Drummond, Executive Director of Arundel Lodge, to open a Children and Adolescents Center,” says Beverly. “I was impressed by Mike’s passion, achievements, and ability to provide innovative services. I knew I wanted to contribute to the clinic’s establishment and success.”
The new Children and Adolescents Behavioral Health Center will fill a longstanding void in Anne Arundel County for treatment to this underserved population and will include two play therapy rooms. A total of $355,000 is needed to fully fund the project.
Beverly and Stephen Marcus kicked off the Arundel Lodge matching gift challenge with a fundraiser on September 30 at their beautiful home on the South River. The theme was “You’re a big piece of the puzzle. We won’t be complete without you!” Guest speakers included Arundel Lodge Executive Director Mike Drummond; William Kellibrew IV, who has appeared on Oprah and recounted his experience with trauma and therapy as a child; and Joan B. Gillece, PhD, Director of two SAMHSA programs related to Trauma Informed Care and Program Manager for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD).
More than 85 guests attended the event and Arundel Lodge has so far raised around $30,000 toward the $50,000 match challenge. To donate, please visit ArundelLodge.org and click on the DONATE button or contact Arundel Lodge Development Director, Tanya St. John at [email protected] or 443-433-5928.