The Madeline Ellicott Founders Fund

Do you want the League of Women Voters in Maryland to be here in the future? To be here for future voters? If so, we need to plan for that future.

The Board of the League of Women Voters of Maryland has established the Madeline Ellicott Founders Fund for the ongoing support of our organization. We will be actively seeking contributions through planned giving which could include giving during one’s life-time or as a bequest in a will. We will be accepting donations in any form. Donating appreciated stocks can yield significant tax advantages to the donor.

We decided to name the fund after our founder Mrs. Charles Ellicot (Madeline), who in February of 1920, represented the state of Maryland at the organization of the National League of Women Voters in Chicago. After her return, the Maryland League of Women Voters was organized and she served as president from 1920-1939.

In a message to the members of the Women’s Suffrage League of Maryland, Mrs. Charles Ellicott said:

“We come therefore to the end of our activities as a suffrage league. We have done what we could to promote a just cause. The defeat of that cause in this state has not prevented triumph throughout the country and we have reason to join the other states in rejoicing.” She went on to say, “We take great pleasure in announcing that the League of Women Voters is organized and the officers are chosen. They will rely upon suffragists for the same faithful support which has been given the suffrage cause. Please embrace the opportunity which will soon be given to you to join the League of Women Voters.”


Checks should be made out to “The Madeline Ellicott Founders Fund”, with the memo indicating The Madeline Ellicott Founders Fund and mailed to:

League of Women Voters of Maryland, Inc. 

111 Cathedral St, Suite 201

Annapolis, MD 21401

Contributions are tax deductible.