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Become a Member

Become a member of St. Mary’s County Community Development Corp. to show your support for building stronger communities in St. Mary’s County, MD.

For $20 a year for families or $50 for businesses receive:

  • E-mail updates on community projects
  • Member benefits at CDC events
  • Advance offers to participate in community events and art activities

Your donations are tax deductible. St. Mary’s County Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit run by a volunteer board of directors. Your support helps the Community Development Corp. leverage government funds, private investment, and grants to build better places to live and work.

The CDC is currently working on a number of projects in Lexington Park:

Re-shaping 30 vacant acres across from the Three Notch Theatre into a well-lighted ArtsPark to encourage  a variety of public art forms including music, painting, photography, theatre, and installation art.

In the ArtsPark are up to 200 cherry trees, same species as in Washington D.C., which need immediate attention. Please read more about this project below.

A mural program has begun to encourage public art throughout Lexington Park.

The nonprofit is also working to complete road connections in Lexington Park to reduce neighborhood crime and blight and is partnering with Conifer Real Estate Development, Construction and Management to develop, own and operate a  60 unit multi-family rental apartment development to be known as Patuxent Cove on Pegg Road in Lexington Park.

Donate by Mail

Send your check to:
St. Mary’s County Community Development Corporation
46940 S. Shangri La Drive, #7
Lexington Park, MD  20653

Use your credit card via the link above.

Either way, please don’t forget to drop us an e-mail at to get on our notification list and send your donation receipt.

Adopt a Tree

Actually, more than a tree. To launch a Save the Trees effort, the CDC needs your help to restore a thick swath of champion oaks and hardwoods in addition to the cherry trees.

Coral Drive, past The Three Theatre cuts through about 30 acres of annually blossoming cherry trees and champion oaks and other hardwoods. [The land around the two semi-circle roads in the photo.] More than 50 additional acres of deeper stands of foliage make up the lower parcel.

A survey will establish each tree’s needs and adoptions will begin. If we can move quickly  we may be able to save 150 cherry trees.

A map/plaque will prominently recognize early builders of the roots of the project, the survey and ultimately also list the adopted trees. Please consider becoming a root-member of this effort to Save the Trees.

Branch and Roots Circle ($500)

  • Membership
  • Email updates
  • Invitation to member-only events
  • Advance offers to participate in public events and activities
  • Tree adoption, specific notation on website

Cherry Tree Circle ($1,000)

  • Includes all of the benefits listed above, plus
  • Placement on ArtsPark map/plaque

Century Oak Circle ($5,000)

  • Includes all of the benefits listed above, plus
  • Name/logo on annual promotional item for giveaway

Call the CDC office at (301) 863-7700.  Please leave a contact number and a message stating that you’re interested in making a donation or speaking to a staff member about giving.