Our Mission and Strategic Plan

In 2013, the USM Foundation underwent a strategic planning process to further define its role in supporting the University System of Maryland, to identify its priorities for the next five to ten years, and to formulate benchmarks by which to define its success in meeting specific goals.

Mission

The mission of the University System of Maryland Foundation is to advocate and support the advancement of public higher education in Maryland through visionary leadership in philanthropy, asset management, and stewardship.

Vision

Our vision is to attract broad resources that transform the USM and its institutions, create a network of advocates to embrace the USM’s role as an educator and economic engine, and to grow a long-term, sustainable culture of philanthropy across the University System of Maryland.

Values

Our work will be guided by the values of integrity and trust, accountability, and collaboration. We will anticipate future trends and needs, and embrace innovations that advance our ability to serve and lead.

Read more of the University System of Maryland Foundation's strategic plan here.

Our Vision

Our vision is to attract broad resources that transform the USM and its institutions, create a network of advocates to embrace the USM’s role as an educator and economic engine, and to grow a long-term, sustainable culture of philanthropy across the University System of Maryland.

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