The state of Maryland has need for additional assistance to supplement the work of elected officials and nonprofit agency staff in order to advance policy issues and public programs. Heightened demands of homeland security combined with pressure to increase services all without raising taxes create a unique opportunity for Maryland residents to contribute to their community and their state.

Since its inception in 2002, the Legacy Leadership Institute has trained and placed hundreds of service leaders into meaningful volunteer positions within the offices of elected officials and non-profit agencies. This cohort has amassed considerable expertise, experience and skills while making valuable contributions to all facets of society.  It is clear that Maryland residents age 50+ hunger for meaningful ways to contribute to their community after their careers end. They seek to continue active engagement in new careers based on sophisticated and productive volunteer activities. They are an important resource that could be mobilized as Legacy Service Leaders to address the many needs of the people of Maryland.