AHEAD Gives Back

Conference attendees ask every year how they can contribute to the AHEAD Conference. Here are some ways that AHEAD members can make a difference for our colleagues inside the Convention and those outside it. Thank you in advance for your contributions to the conference and our host city!

The AHEAD Giveback (TAG): Win a Free Trip to AHEAD’s 2025 Conference, While Making a Difference in Our Host City!

Give B’More in 24!

At the 2023 Conference in Portland, AHEAD initiated The AHEAD Giveback (TAG) in an effort to contribute, in some small part, to help local organizations address pervasive societal problems in our host community. AHEAD members responded with great generosity--with their money and heartfelt encouragement--in ways we could not have predicted. With that encouragement we approach Conference ‘24 with even greater enthusiasm for what TAG can do in Baltimore!

As attendees step away from the conference bubble during their visit to Charm City, we may confront harsh realities in the community around us—poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity, as well as a region-altering disaster in the destruction of the Key Bridge, the impact of which will be felt for years to come. The AHEAD Giveback is AHEAD’s way of thanking our host city of Baltimore by supporting area non-profits serving the region’s most vulnerable.

This year, Chris Stone and Michael Southern have TAG-teamed to identify several worthy non-profit organizations to which AHEAD encourages your contributions. We urge you to visit their websites for more detailed information, and to submit your tax-deductible donations today! A donation of any size makes you eligible for the drawing.

The Women’s Housing Coalition 


*Connect your donation to TAG by selecting “Honor” and when asked who you want to recognize, type in “AHEAD.” 

The Key Bridge Emergency Response Fund


*Connect your donation by writing “AHEAD” in the Comments or Instructions field.

Maryland Food Bank 


You Could Win!

On Thursday evening of the Conference, AHEAD will hold a drawing, and one TAG participant will win a 2025 Conference package including: 

  • Free registration for the 2025 AHEAD Main Conference in Denver, Colorado (Pre-conference sessions not included)
  • Transportation to/from Denver for dates of Conference
  • Four nights Conference hotel accommodations 
  • Per diem for four days (to cover meals and other daily expenses)

To be eligible, there are three easy steps!

  1. Make a monetary donation to a TAG-identified Baltimore non-profit. 
  2. Complete this online form letting us know that you supported TAG. (You do not have to be a Conference attendee to donate.)
  3. Wait for your name to be called! One winner will be drawn during Thursday’s Equity & Excellence Celebration (need not be present to win). 

*TAG organizers, AHEAD Board Members, and corporate sponsors & vendors are not eligible to win.  

 #TAG: Baltimore, You’re It!