About Us

Mission Statement

The Office of Philanthropy provides leadership for the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Universitywide 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 and Foundation Relations, UMB Foundation Finance, Gift Administration and Donor Relations, IT Support, Planned Giving, and Development Research and Prospect Management.

What We Do

With expertise and focus on the Universitywide enterprise, the Office of Philanthropy 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 University of Maryland Baltimore 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
  • Maintenance of database of donors, alumni, and UMB friends
  • Community philanthropy
  • Collection, disbursement, and audit of private funds through the UMB Foundation, Inc.

Core Values

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