Skip to main content

Office of Development and External Relations

Through the establishment and cultivation of relationships with friends, parents, alumni, foundations and corporations, we work to create shared interests with an ultimate goal of philanthropic support for Division-wide and departmental priorities.

Make a Gift Today



Featured Giving Opportunities

Campus Pantry

UMD Campus Food Pantry

The mission of the UMD Campus Food Pantry is to alleviate food insecurity and food hardship among UMD-College Park students, faculty and staff.

Give to the Campus Food Pantry
foster

Fostering Terp Success

Fostering Terp Success is a community of support and belonging for students who were or are in foster care, are or are at risk of being homeless, or without a supportive family system.

Give to Fostering Terp Success
crisis fund 1

Student Crisis Fund

Each year, we receive numerous requests for emergency support from fellow Terps who need emergency shelter, transportation, clothing and medical supplies. The Crisis Fund exists to provide this necessary assistance.

Give to the Student Crisis Fund
Gate with "M"

UMD Student Crisis Fund

Creating a culture of care is central to the values of the Division of Student Affairs. In the spirit of caring for our students the Student Crisis Fund provides financial support when a verified crisis has negatively impacted a student's health, safety, wellbeing, and their ability to continue their education.

Give to the Crisis Fund

Arthur and Marianne Schneider established the Schneider Scholarship Fund in 2012 in order to provide assistance to veteran students at the University of Maryland. Watch Arthur and Marianne's short video to learn more about their experience at the University of Maryland and why they chose to give back to current and future students pursuing their UMD degree.

Thanks to our Donors

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has worked in partnership with the University of Maryland since the fall of 1981 to provide scholarship support to Returning Students with awarded funds totaling nearly $500,000. Annual need-based scholarships are provided for students enrolled at the University who are at least 25 years of age and who meet additional eligibility considerations.

Returning students often face unique challenges and obstacles to completing their degrees as they juggle family, work, and other obligations. The partnership with the Newcombe Foundation is a cornerstone of the University of Maryland's commitment to and support of mature undergraduate students.


We Are Here to Help

We are happy to visit with you and discuss the many ways you can make a difference in the lives of students by establishing a scholarship or award. Conversations are confidential and may occur over the phone or in person in our offices or at your home, office or other location. Once you make the decision to proceed, we will work with you or your representative to establish the scholarship or award you desire.

Back to Top