Spending Policy Committee

The Spending Policy Committee will develop an endowment spending policy that meets the needs of multiple constituencies, the Board of Directors, the institutions, the donors and the program recipients.


William Couper, Chair
Bank of America, Mid-Atlantic Region
Retired President

Alfonso N. Cornish
Norton Healthcare
System Vice President, Learning & Organizational Development/Chief Learning Officer

Salvatore Correnti
Conning Asset Management Co.
Former CEO

B. Gary Dando
Ernst & Young, LLP
Retired Partner

Paul H. Mullan
Charterhouse Group International, Inc.
Vice Chairman and Strategic Partner (Retired)

Patricia D. Murray
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Chief Officer, Disability and Medical Assessment

J. Mitchell Neitzey
EFO Capital Management, Inc.
President and Chief Investment Officer

Brian Nelson
Harborside Group
President, Managing Director

Alicia Ritchie
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Francis S. Soistman
Executive Vice President Government Services

Bonnie B. Stein
Bill Wojcik, Staff

Harriet E. Cooperman
Philip B. Down
Roger W. Kent
Sander Mednick
Neil Moskowitz
J. William Murray
Robert B. Schaftel
John C. Weiss

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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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