USM Foundation

Welcome to the
USM Foundation

Visionary leadership in philanthropy, asset management, and stewardship

Welcome to the
USM Foundation

Serving institutions within the University System of Maryland, regional higher education centers, and six community colleges.

Welcome to the
USM Foundation

Offering grants administration, gift administration, payroll services, investment management, and fund accounting services.

The University System of Maryland Foundation promotes, galvanizes, and supports the advancement of public higher education in Maryland through leadership and engagement in philanthropy, asset management, and stewardship. Learn More >

Annual Report 2021

View our interactive annual report and download a PDF for printing.

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President and CEO Leonard Raley Published in AGB's Trusteeship Magazine

Leonard Raley’s article, “The Five Characteristics of Great Foundation Board Members,” was published in Trusteeship, the Association of Governing Board’s bimonthly magazine.

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The Daily Record names USM Foundation Chair Bonnie Stein to its Power 30 Higher Education List

Board Chair Bonnie Stein was named to The Daily Record’s inaugural Power 30 Higher Education List, along with 12 other USM leaders.

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Board Director Ali von Paris Leads Fastest-Growing Private Company

Board Director Ali Von Paris is the Owner and Founder of Route One Apparel, which has been named the number one fastest-growing private company by the Baltimore Business Journal.

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Strategic Plan 2024

Our strategic plan, “Pioneers and Optimists,” maps our path forward in a world of uncertainty – and opportunity.

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Board Director Antonio Tijerino Honored at Hispanic Business Hall of Fame

Board Director Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, will be presented with the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber  of Commerce’s (GWHCC) Legacy Award on November 13.

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What We Do

The University System of Maryland Foundation offers grants administration, gift administration, payroll services, investment management, and fund accounting services. We maintain and support a database of alumni and development records that nine of our institutions use, as well as provide campaign and strategic fundraising leadership support and professional development.

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Give to USM

Consider donating to the institution of your choice. We offer ways to give to the USM Foundation through credit card, planned gifts, or gifts of stock.

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USMF & COVID-19 FAQs

This is a precarious time for all of us. The global pandemic has our whole community operating in uncertainty. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help our students, partners and staff navigate these unprecedented times.

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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.

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Our vision is to inspire a long-term, sustainable culture of philanthropy across the University System of Maryland. Serve as an indispensable resource and an effective partner for innovative solutions, best practices, and trusted advice that stimulates increased private support.

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