Events at Hidden Waters are restricted to purposes related to the USM’s mission and must be hosted by one of the University System of Maryland’s 12 institutions or 3 regional centers. Use of Hidden Waters is prohibited for personal business and for non-USM organizations.
Hidden Waters, a Georgian-style mansion, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is owned by the University System of Maryland Foundation and provides a gracious setting well-suited for USM events.
Hidden Waters, home of the late Jacob and Annita France, was given to the University System of Maryland Foundation in 1981. Dr. Robert Merrick, a prominent Baltimore business leader and long-time associate of Jacob France, arranged for the transfer as chairman of The France-Merrick Foundation, (now known as the France-Merrick Foundation, one of Baltimore’s leading philanthropies). The Hidden Waters estate includes a magnificent Georgian-style mansion and several outbuildings, surrounded by more than one hundred acres of rolling lawn, farmland, and woods.
Today, Hidden Waters hosts receptions, banquets, and meetings for the benefit of the USM’s 12 degree-granting institutions and 3 regional centers.
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