The 2020 Kelley Bash Basket Auction is NOW LIVE!

All proceeds go to Gilchrist Hospice of Howard County

Starting at 6:30 pm ET on Friday, May 8, 2020, the 2020 Kelley Bash Basket Auction is LIVE!

We have a great selection of twenty baskets and other items for you to bid on. Click on the link below and set yourself up with a secure account. Then just browse and bid!

The auction is scheduled to END on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 06:30 PM ET. At that time, winning bidder notifications will be sent to the highest online bidders. We will contact all the winners to arrange pickup of their item(s).

Be sure to invite your friends and family to participate. There is also a green DONATE button on the auction website for everyone to directly support the incredible work of Gilchrist Hospice of Howard County.

Dear Friends of The Kelley Foundation
& Gilchrist Hospice of Howard County

The Kelley board is sending our thoughts and prayers for all of you during this difficult time. We are reaching out to our wonderful community to let you know that our St. Patrick’s Day Bash is officially cancelled for 2020 due to the ongoing global pandemic. We are looking forward to March 17th, 2021 with doubled enthusiasm!!

Stay well,

The Paul J. Kelley Charitable Foundation

Thank You For Your Ongoing Support!

Did you know, since 2010, we have raised and donated over $250,000 for Gilchrist? The Kelley Foundation has now been included in the Circle of Life Society at Gilchrist. You can see our name on the plaque in the lobby of the Gilchrist facility in Columbia. We could not do it without the support and generous donations from people like you. Thank You so much!

Check out the Gallery page too! There are more recent photos available.

Donate Any Time of the Year Using PayPal!

You can donate to the Foundation online using PayPal or your credit or debit card. (You do not need your own PayPal account to donate.) You can make a donation anytime you want. If you're feeling generous, or if it's the end of the year and you're finishing up your charitable donations. We've made it that much easier to support the Paul J. Kelley, Jr. Charitable Foundation and thus Gilchrist Hospice of Howard County. Give it a try right now!

  • Click on the "DONATE" button to the right.
  • Enter the amount of your donation.
  • Click either "Donate with PayPal" or "Donate with card." (If you use PayPal, logon to your account on the next screen.)
  • This takes you to the PayPal page that says "Donate to Paul J. Kelley, Jr. Charitable Foundation."
  • Click "Donate Now"!
  • You will receive acknowledgment that your payment was received. Thank you!

Support Us on! Smile

If you shop online at, then by shopping through AmazonSmile, a half a percent of your purchases can go to support the Paul J. Kelley, Jr. Charitable Foundation, at no additional cost to you! We know some of you out there shop on Amazon often, so why not make those purchases help the PJK Foundation? It's easy, it doesn't cost you a penny, and it supports us as we support Gilchrist Hospice. That's a Win - Win - Win situation!

All you need to do is visit, sign in to your Amazon account, and then start shopping! Really! It's that easy! Just make sure you always logon to!

Want to learn more? Click here for details about this program.

Annual Fundraising Events!

St. Paddy's Day Bash

Foundation Board at the 2015 Bash

Takes place on St. Patrick's Day annually.

El Azteca Restaurant

El Azteca Restaurant logo

Look for this in November
or December annually.

Hearts for Hospice 

Hearts for Hospice green hearts

February Each Year
The Brewer’s Art Tavern