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Development Committee

The Development Committee assists the board in its fundraising activities in order to fulfill the mission, vision and strategic objectives of the University of Maryland, College Park, while strengthening its long-term fiscal health.

The board has delegated authority to the committee to: provide strategic advice and counsel to the executive committee and the president of the foundation regarding fundraising initiatives and/or capital campaigns; recommend to the committee on trustees financial expectations for board members and establish benchmarks for trustee involvement in the cultivation and solicitation of other donors; and advocate board definition and/or endorsement of overall university priorities, creating a logical and realistic plan for fundraising objectives to be established either annually or in multi-year campaigns.

Members of the committee should expect to inspire fellow trustees, alumni and friends of the university to provide sustained financial support by making the university among their personal philanthropic priorities.

Portrait of Nancy Clarvit ’78

Nancy Clarvit ’78

Artist and Philanthropist
Portrait of Michael J. Schwab

Michael J. Schwab

Co-President, D&H Distributing Company
Portrait of Kenneth “Ken” Bedingfield ’94

Kenneth “Ken” Bedingfield ’94

COO and CFO, Epirus
Portrait of Rose Horan Cohen M.B.A ’03

Rose Horan Cohen M.B.A ’03

Managing Director, Citi Private Bank
Portrait of Marlene K. Feldman ’75

Marlene K. Feldman ’75

Member, Feldman LLC
Portrait of Karen B. Levenson ’76

Karen B. Levenson ’76

Educator
Portrait of Mark K. Lewis ’87

Mark K. Lewis ’87

Partner, Bracewell LLP

Staff

Chair: Michael Schwab & Nancy Clarvit
Committee staff: Jim Harris
Associate Vice President for University Development
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
7801 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742
harrisjf@umd.edu | 301.405.4568

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