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 >

Joshua E. Humbert Named VP for Institutional Advancement at Coppin State University

Joshua E. Humbert was named Coppin State University’s new vice president for Institutional Advancement.

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Congratulations to Sharcus Steen, Class of 2021 NextGens

Congratulations to our Director of Investments, Sharcus Steen, who was named by Chief Investment Officer Magazine into its Class of 2021 NextGens.

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USM Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of six new members to its Board of Directors.

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Thank You to our Retiring Board Members

At the June Foundation Board meeting, the University System of Maryland Foundation honored eight retiring members who are transitioning from Directors to Emeritus board members. The USM Foundation is thankful for their support and dedication throughout the years. Their tireless work has helped the Foundation promote a culture of philanthropy and support higher education within the University System of Maryland.

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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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Annual Report 2020

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

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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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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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