The leading voice for smarter growth since 1994

1000 Friends of Maryland advocates for a more environmentally and economically sustainable future that creates opportunities for all Marylanders through better development patterns.



Honoring Betsy Massanek

1000 Friends of Maryland, and many other local non-profits, lost our long-time friend and bookkeeper Betsy Massanek in June 2015 to a short vicious battle with cancer.  Betsy worked with 1000 Friends since our early days, and her friendship with Dru goes back to childhood.  She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and co-workers.  We would like to thank the following people for making generous donations in her memory:

Kimberly Brandt  

Bruce Dunlop Lighting Design, LLC 

Nathaniel Hansen and Shunyi Wu 

Daniel S. Kebede

Martha Kennedy

Sally Otto and Anthony Warchal

Suzanne Royer

Bonnie Zentz