ACS News

ACS Has Moved
Our new address is 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 301, Columbia, MD 21046. Our phone number has not changed.

Several ACS Members have also moved to the Nonprofit Center:

Later this year new ACS Member tenants will include:

ACS Celebrates 43rd Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Awards

2017 Humanitarians

Catherine Hyde
Volunteer of the Year

Cheryl Rowe
Employee of the Year

Mediation & Conflict
Resolution Center

Volunteer Team
of the Year

Leadership Howard

Employee Team
of the Year

Special Recognition

Collaboration Award
Representative from the following:
  • Howard County Executive's Office
  • Howard County Council
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Ellicott City Partnership
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Executive Director's
Rise to the Occasion Award
Presented to
ACS Executive Director
Joan Driessen

Howard County nonprofit organizations employed 11,640 people, representing 8% of the county's workforce and paid $203 million in wages, representing 9% of total county wages.
Howard County profits from its nonprofits!
(Data from Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations 2011)

hr360 is a free Human Resources tool provided to ACS Members for guidance on HR decisions. Log in with your Email and use the password - password. Contact for more information.

 Athelas Institute

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Upcoming ACS Events and Activities

ACS Member Events

Learn more about what is happening with the development of a Nonprofit Center in Howard County.


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Please email a 1-2 sentence description of your fundraiser to along with a flier if you have one. Looking for a fundraiser to promote, attend or support, find them on the ACS website.

Looking for Board Members? Make Board Connection Your Next Step. Howard County Board Connection is a program that connects community members who wish to serve on local boards, committees or commissions with nonprofit & governmental agencies seeking board, committee or commission members. If you are part of an organization that is searching for qualified board members, or a community member looking for opportunities to serve, become connected by registering your needs and interests at Board Connect, by emailing, or by calling 410-715-3172. Board Connection is a partnership of the Association of Community Services of Howard County, Leadership Howard County and the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County

Page last updated 8-28-14

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Association of Community Services
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 301
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone 410-715-9545

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