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University of Maryland, Baltimore | Founders Week Virtual Gala | Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, 7 p.m. | Hippodrome Theatre

Please plan to join President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, as UMB celebrates the start of Founders Week at the Founders Week Gala on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Supporting student scholarships at UMB’s seven schools.

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 | 7 p.m.

Watch the live program from the comfort of your home.

Attendees will enjoy a gourmet dinner including wine and dessert provided by The Classic Catering People to be picked up from various locations in the viewing area.

Program emceed by WJZ-TV’s Denise Koch Starring Founders Week Award Winners with a Special Guest Appearance by Toneisha Harris

A Maryland native, Harris was the runner-up on Season 18 of NBC’s “The Voice.” Music legend James Taylor has compared her to Barbra Streisand and Aretha Franklin. Harris is currently appearing as Motormouth Maybelle in the touring production of “Hairspray."

2021 Founders Week Award Winners

David J. Ramsay Entrepreneur of the Year

Vincent Njar, PhD
School of Medicine

Educators of the Year

Renaissance Curriculum Team
School of Medicine

Public Servant of the Year

Joshua M. Abzug, MD
School of Medicine

Students of the Year

Jazmin Jones
School of Dentistry, Class of 2022

Emily M. Smith
Graduate School, Class of 2022


Researcher of the Year

Ronna P. Hertzano, MD, PhD
School of Medicine

and more!

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