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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

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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.

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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.

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Fundraising News | Maryland Today

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A Boost for Children
A new $3 million gift from the Pizzigati family will further expand opportunities for University of Maryland students who want to build careers in child and family advocacy. 
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Global Giving, Campus Focus
As COVID-19 cases surge again, UMD hopes to build up the Student Crisis Fund, featuring it among 24 university fundraising projects that donors can support during Giving Tuesday today. Held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the global movement began in 2012 as a way to encourage people worldwide to collaborate, donate and do good. The Giving Tuesday organization reported $511 million raised online in the U.S. during last year’s event, with UMD raising more than $49,000 from 363 gifts.
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Terp Telecom Entrepreneur Gives $1.25M to IDEA Factory
Randy Ortanez’s father established a hospital, an insurance company and a university in their native Philippines. So it wasn’t a leap for him to start his own firm in the U.S. just a few years after graduating with an engineering degree from the University of Maryland. Now following the sale of his Columbia, Md.-based telecom company, Ortanez ’82 hopes to inspire a new generation of engineers at UMD with a $1.25 million gift to support a new campus hub for innovation and creative thinking.
View Article Terp Telecom Entrepreneur Gives $1.25M to IDEA Factory