Maryland Creative Problem Solvers, Inc. (MCPSI) is a non-profit Affiliate of Destination ImagiNation, Inc. Each year approximately 600 teams from across Maryland participate in tournaments. That’s over 4,000 kids! And each year we get bigger and better.
MCPSI is run by a volunteer board of directors, led by volunteer Affiliate Directors. Every appraiser, tournament director, team manager trainer, souvenir sales person, and anyone else you see helping to run the tournaments is a volunteer. MCPSI gets no operational support from the state of Maryland or any school system.
It takes thousands of dollars each year to provide the DI experience to Maryland students. MCPSI provides all trainings and the state tournament, as well as a website, an online registration system, and newsletters. It also assists the Global teams in preparing for their big trip. Consider this – the State tournament alone costs over $30,000. That includes space rental, photocopying, feeding all the appraisers (we have to keep them happy!), printing the program, awards, and more. These costs are paid by team registration fees, souvenir sales, generous donations from our supporters and corporate sponsors.
MCPSI offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors each year.These scholarships have been funded out of our general operating funds and by a few designated donations. It is getting more difficult to continue funding the scholarships out of our operating funds, so we appreciate any donations designated specifically to fund scholarships. If this cause speaks to you, please specify “Scholarships” on the donor form that you mail in or click on the Donate button labeled for Scholarships to the right.
How can you help support Maryland Destination Imagination?
• Offer the services of your business – photocopying, sign production, advertising, food and bottled water for appraisers, snacks for the kids…..
• Make a connection with an employer that may be interested in being a corporate sponsor.
• Make a tax deductible personal financial donation to MCPSI.
• Write in Maryland Creative Problem Solvers, Inc. on your United Way registration form.
Considering Corporate sponsorship? Click here for more information about becoming a corporate sponsor of Maryland DI.
To donate by mail please fill out this form: