USM Foundation

Department: Staff

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.

Virginia (Ginger) Whelley

Ginger started at the USM Foundation in 2003. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree…

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Sapna Varghese

Sapna Varghese serves as the Director of Advancement Research in the USM Office of Advancement and has been with the…

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Sergey Surikov

Sergey obtained a Master’s Degree from Kiev Civil Engineering University, Ukraine. He has designed various software applications for over 25…

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Sharcus Steen, CAIA

Sharcus stepped into the role of Interim Chief Investment Officer for the University System of Maryland Foundation in July 2022.…

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