Mickey Dowdy

  • Office of Development and Alumni Relations

    Michael B. Dowdy
    Chief Development Officer
    & Vice President

    President & CEO,
    University of Maryland
    Baltimore Foundation, Inc.

Under the direction of Michael B. Dowdy, Chief Development Officer & Vice President and President & CEO, University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc. (UMBF), the Office of Development and Alumni Relations creates and implements a comprehensive and integrated model for development and alumni relations at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

Mission Statement

The Office of Development & Alumni provides leadership for the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) university-wide philanthropic enterprise in support of UMB’s strategic directions and those of its Schools.  We are inspired by our clients: donors, faculty, students, and university leaders.  The Office includes Annual Giving, Corporate & Foundation Relations, UMB Foundation Finance, Gift Administration & Donor Relations, IT Support, Planned Giving and Development Research & Prospect Management.

Core Values

Accountability, Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Professionalism, Service, Transparency

What We Do:

With expertise and focus on the campuswide enterprise, the Development and Alumni Relations staff builds capacity and efficiency through strategic planning and core services. In consultation with unit devel­opment staff and within the context of the annual campus fundraising goal, this division sets expectations for performance and productivity outcomes.

In addition to managing the collection, disbursement, and auditing of private funds through the UMB Foundation, Inc., this office maintains a sophisticated database of donors, alumni, and other friends of the University.

We collaborate daily with the schools' deans, development officers, program directors, administrators, and faculty members as they manage multiple research, service, and teaching projects.

Services we provide include:

  • Annual giving and alumni programs

  • Corporate and foundation relations

  • Planned giving

  • Prospect research

  • Collection, disbursement, and audit of private funds through the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc. (UMB Foundation, Inc.)

  • Maintenance of database of donors, alumni, and UMB friends