Foundation Policies

The Foundation is committed to sustaining the public's trust through effective governance and communication. We demonstrate this commitment in many ways, including through the policies and practices we highlight below.

Whistleblower Policy

Should any person know or have a reasonable belief that persons associated with the Foundation plan to engage or have engaged in illegal or unethical conduct in connection with the finances or other aspect of the foundation’s operations, that person should immediately file a complaint with the Chief Audit Executive or the President and CEO of the Foundation...Learn more.

Statement of Values and Codes of Conduct

All staff, board members and volunteers of the USM Foundation shall act with honesty, integrity and openness in all their dealings as representatives of the USM Foundation. The USM Foundation shall promote a working environment that values respect, fairness and integrity...Learn more.

Conflict of Interest Policy

The staff, board members and volunteers have a fiduciary duty of loyalty to the Foundation. This fiduciary duty requires that, in dealings for the Foundation, they put the interests of the Foundation ahead of all competing interests...Learn more.

Employment Background Screening Policy

The USM Foundation values each and every employee and is particularly sensitive to employee privacy rights. To protect the reputation and integrity of its employees, as well as the organization as a whole, USMF pledges to exercise extreme discretion with respect to...Learn more.

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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