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 >

An Important Message from Leonard Raley

I want to share the statement from Chancellor Perman and all of the USM’s presidents and regional center executive directors regarding structural racism and the killing of George Floyd.

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Who We Serve

The University System of Maryland Foundation serves institutions in the state of Maryland, including the University System of Maryland, twelve institutions within the University System of Maryland, three regional higher education centers, and six community colleges.

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New Foundation Board Member

The USM Foundation Board welcomes new member, The Honorable David W. Young.

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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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USM Student Emergency Funds

Please consider helping students across the USM who have been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic by donating to our institutions’ student emergency funds.

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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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