Schedule of Events

The Founders Gala‌GALA
SATURDAY, OCT. 13
‌This year the Founders Week Gala celebrates our generous supporters and the University’s teamwork, accomplishments, and achievements of 2018. Invitations are sent to prominent business and community leaders and elected officials, alumni, donors, and all faculty and staff. Over 500 guests will attend this event.

Student Cookout 2018

STUDENT COOKOUT
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
‌Invitations are extended for this popular event to nearly 6,500 students from our six professional schools and interdisciplinary Graduate School. Students are served by the president, deans, and vice presidents. This festive event offers partners a marvelous opportunity to extend their visibility and name recognition to the students and University leadership.

Entrepreneur of the year presentationENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR PRESENTATION AND RECEPTION
TUESDAY, OCT. 16
Our Entrepreneur of the Year award winner is invited to host a presentation demonstrating the impact the entrepreneur’s research has on the community and UMB. Other leading UMB researchers also are recognized. Invited guests include Maryland-based CEOs of bioscience companies, leaders in the technology and economic development spheres, and the University’s outstanding faculty research community. The presentation is followed by a reception.

Researcher of the year presentation and receptionRESEARCHER OF THE YEAR PRESENTATION AND RECEPTION
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17
The Researcher of the Year award highlights the work of a faculty member exhibiting excellence in truly innovative research. Invitations are extended to University faculty and industry affiliates for the lecture and the reception following.

Staff LuncheonSTAFF LUNCHEON
MONDAY, OCT. 15
The Staff Luncheon at Westminster Hall is always a Founders Week highlight. More than 6,000 employees of the University are invited, including executives, managers, program directors, and staff. While waiting in line for the buffet, guests are greeted by President Perman and served hors d’oeuvres by the vice presidents.