Giving is the Best Communication

As advancement professionals and curators of with hundreds of millions of dollars entrusted to us, one might say we more than anyone understand the importance of giving. We work diligently to support our institutions as they pursue gifts, develop relationships, honor donors, provide scholarships, and more. We do so through professional development training opportunities, staff and board member retreats, and simply by generating conversations and connecting people who might not otherwise have had an opportunity to meet. 

Giving at the level we've seen during the years of our Federated Capital Campaign has been remarkable and one phenomenal story after another. But sometimes, it would do us well to remember how a little gift can make all the difference in the world. 

The Thai telecommunications conglomerate True is getting rave reviews worldwide for its latest spot, "Giving," which tells the story of a man unexpectedly rewarded for a lifetime of good deeds he performed without expecting…

The USM Turns 25!


The USM Foundation was created to support the University System of Maryland, which has gone through several iterations before settling into who it is today. Our History has been aligned with theirs and we even share staff members and offices! Because we work so closely with the USM, we wanted to share our excitement and happiness about its 25th anniversary and the year of events and celebrations on the horizon.

Visit the USM's 25th Anniversary website to learn about the USM and how it has evolved over the last 25 years. Learn more about each campus and see how they provide access to education, research, economic and workforce development, and public service. Stop by the USM's Facebook page for a chance to receive a 25th Anniversary prize pack - all you have to do is be among the first 25 people to like their page! Winners will be entered into a drawing for two suite tickets to the University of Maryland Terps vs. Syracuse football game at Byrd Stadium on November 9th. 

As the year…

September is Boom Time for Donors

According to a Google research study, nonprofits might be waiting too long to start their year-end fundraising efforts. In 2012, the number of donation-related searches on the company's site was 30% higher in September than it was in August.

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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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