USM Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members

The USM Foundation has announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors: Anirban Basu, Linda Ellen Jones, and Bruce Richards. Each one provides diverse perspectives and experiences from their work that will enhance our efforts to serve the USM. Welcome to our new directors!

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We are very sad to share news that Emanuel Fthenakis, (Manny as we affectionately knew him) one of our honorary directors, passed away on April 3rd. Manny joined the Foundation in 1989 and served on the Audit Committee during his tenure. He became an honorary director in 1998 and was a faithful participant at the Foundation board meetings. We will miss Manny very much.

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USM Foundation Advocacy Committee Members Visit Annapolis to Support the USM's Budget and Priorities

On Tuesday, February 25th, several of our USM Foundation Advocacy Committee members visited Annapolis with USM Vice Chancellor for Government Relations, P.J. Hogan. They met with state legislators to discuss the USM's budget and priorities to help advance the System's goals set in its strategic plan. To those of you that visited on our behalf, thank you again!

Leonard will be formally recognized April 24th at the 22nd Annual CASE Conference for Institutionally Related Foundations in Denver, Colorado. Congratulations, Leonard!

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The University System of Maryland Foundation is experiencing technical difficulties with our telephone line 301-445-1941. If you have received calls from this number claiming to be a telemarketing call, please be assured this call did not come from us. We are working with the telephone company to resolve the issue. In the meantime, please call 301-445-1945. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

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