• UMBF Inducts New Board of Trustees Leadership

    At the recent June meeting of the Board of Trustees, the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation Inc., (UMBF) elected new a new slate of officers: Harry C. Knipp, MD, FACR as Chair, Ellen H. Yankellow, PharmD, as Vice Chair, and Mr. J. C. Weiss III, MBA, as Secretary. 

  • Catalyst Campaign Cochairs

    Catalyst Campaign Cochairs aim to make a difference in West Baltimore community, help students with scholarships, and provide the best and brightest professional educators. Read More.

  • Catalyst Campaign Surpasses $400 Million Raised

    The Catalyst Campaign has surpassed $400 million in gifts and commitments as it rises toward a goal of $750 million. Read more.

The University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc. (UMBF) Board of Trustees advises the President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on matters affecting University programs, students, faculty, employees, and the community we serve.

UMBF promotes UMB through advocacy and the enlisting of financial support and manages and invests gifts and property for the benefit of UMB.

The Foundation's distinguished Board of Trustees advises the University President and operates with the following committees:

  • Executive
  • Governance
  • Finance
  • Audit
  • University Advancement

The Foundation solicits and accepts gifts in accordance with the University System of Maryland Policy on Affiliated Foundations. All gifts, bequests, endowments, and private grants are used in accordance with the directions of the donors.


Thomas J. Sullivan, CFRE, MS
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Vice President of Development
President & CEO
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc.

Pam Heckler
Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc.

Jan Wright, MBA
Assistant Treasurer
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc.