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Learn about the UMCP Foundation

The University of Maryland College Park Foundation, and the alumni, parents and friends who generously support it, afford students and faculty opportunities to pursue Fearless Ideas that will transform our state—and our world.

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Paul S. Mandell Chair, Board of Trustees

Fearless Ideas: The Campaign for Maryland

A $1.5 billion campaign to enhance the university's academic distinction and bolster our leading-edge research enterprise

Latest Campaign Updates


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The Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise

Established by the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation to provide supportive educational and financial opportunities to promising undergraduate students.

Learn More about the Maryland Promise
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UMD Student Crisis Fund

Maryland students have been hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic disruptions and need help to continue their education. As the demand grows, the Student Crisis Fund provides immediate assistance.

Support the Crisis Fund

Fundraising News | Maryland Today

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A Record-Breaking Giving Day

Powered by prizes, pets and Terp pride, the University of Maryland community joined together on Giving Day 2021 to raise a record $2,787,447 from nearly 8,900 donors. The eighth annual donation marathon on Wednesday saw a 68% increase in total fundraising over last year’s event, held just before the pandemic started, and the number of donors jumped 20%. The funds raised will support scholarships, academic programs and other initiatives across campus that contribute to student success.
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Sticker Around Today to Support UMD

As Terps across campus tackle society’s grand challenges—the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, food insecurity and more—today’s eighth annual Giving Day gives them a better chance to launch their fearless ideas. From midnight to 11:59 p.m., the University of Maryland’s 24-hour fundraising marathon encourages faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents and friends to contribute to scholarships, academic programs and other campus initiatives that foster student success.
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Alum’s $3M Gift to Support Student-Athletes

A 1953 graduate of the University of Maryland and former baseball and basketball player for the Terrapins has committed to a $3 million gift to establish an endowment supporting Maryland student-athlete scholarships. 
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