USM Foundation

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Fostering Collaboration

Professional Development Programs

The University System of Maryland Foundation hosts a variety of professional development events for advancement and alumni relations staff throughout the year to connect with our System institutions and to grow a strong culture of philanthropy throughout the USM. We offer viewings of recorded webinars, day-long seminars for staff at all levels of their careers, and leadership-level summits. We are always interested in hearing from you. Please reach out to us and let us know what topics and offerings are of interest to you.

AUGUST 5, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:30 am

Qualifying Prospects Virtually presented by Washburn & McGoldrick

WASHBURN & McGOLDRICK is pleased to offer Qualifying Prospects Virtually, a 90-minute webinar for gift officers, designed to present best practices and to provide a practical exercise to build and update skills for work in a time of social distancing.

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Upcoming Events

Engaging Alumni Through Virtual Events & Activities - (prerecorded)

Presented by AGN with Dan Allenby (AGN), Susan deMuth (Johns Hopkins University), Steve Hall (Boston University), and Heather Makrez Allen (UMass Lowell)

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Increasing Support for Students Through the COVID-19 Pandemic - (prerecorded)

Presented by AGN with Dan Allenby (AGN), Matthew Lambert (William & Mary), John Silveria (UMass Boston), and Audra Vaz (Appalachian State)

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Developing Alumni Engagement Metrics - (prerecorded)

Presented by AGN. While most educational institutions understand the importance of “engaging” alumni, many do not do enough to define what that means, quantify goals, or measure progress. Developing and using an alumni engagement scoring system is the best way to address this shortcoming. It can ensure staff are on the same page and focus them on activities that are most effective for building a strong community and supporting the institution’s overall advancement efforts.

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Vice President’s Council

The Vice President’s (VP) Council comprises the vice presidents of advancement from our USM institutions. The council meets three times a year to discuss fundraising progress and trends, resources to build fundraising programs, policies, and other items of interest.

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Vice President’s Council Members

  • Bowie State University: Brent Swinton
  • Coppin State University: Ahmed El-Haggan
  • Frostburg State University: John Short
  • Salisbury University: Jason Curtin
  • Towson University: Brian DeFilippis
  • University of Baltimore: Theresa Silanskis
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore: Tom Sullivan

 

 

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Gregory Simmons
  • University of Maryland, College Park: Jackie Lewis
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore: David Balcom
  • University of Maryland Global Campus: Cathy Sweet
  • University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: Stuart Clarke
  • University of Maryland at Shady Grove: Richee Smith Andrews

Alumni Relations Council

The University System of Maryland Alumni Relations Council (ARC) was created to foster discussion and collaboration among leaders in alumni relations at USM’s institutions. The ARC meets four times a year to discuss trends in alumni relations, plan professional development and System-wide alumni events, and much more.

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Alumni Relations Council Members

  • Bowie State University: Carla Hopkins
  • Coppin State University: Kimberly Nelson
  • Frostburg State University: Shannon Gribble
  • Salisbury University: Jayme Block
  • Towson University: Lori Armstrong
  • University of Baltimore: Kelley Chase

 

 

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore: David Flinchbaugh
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Stanyell Odom
  • University of Maryland, College Park: Amy Eichhorst
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore: Kadeem Turnbull
  • University of Maryland Global Campus: Nikki Sandoval
  • University of Maryland at Shady Grove: Richee Smith Andrews

Upcoming Meetings

VP Council Meeting

June 24, biweekly meeting
via Zoom

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ARC Meeting

June 24, 10:00 am
via Zoom

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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 engine, and to grow a long-term, sustainable culture of philanthropy across the University System of Maryland.

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