Annual and Leadership Giving

The Office of Annual and Leadership Giving supports the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) seven professional schools and presidential initiatives in their efforts to increase sustainable alumni and friend support annually.

The Annual and Leadership Giving staff coordinates traditional mail efforts as well as email marketing, crowdfunding, evergreen campaigns, texting, and phonathon campaigns that keep alumni and friends abreast of school-related news and provide opportunities to give.

Our Mission

The office’s mission is to ensure that all alumni are invited to make a yearly contribution to their alma mater.

Why make a gift each year?  

Annual gifts are essential to UMB, giving the deans the flexibility and funding necessary to meet rising opportunities and emerging needs. Every year, thousands of UMB alumni and friends give back to their school and the University. These gifts help fund scholarships, support accomplished faculty, and underwrite new outreach initiatives. They also provide vital funding to all who learn and teach here, but the gifts must be renewed each year to ensure the future progress and success of our schools.

Why are alumni gifts important? 

Alumni giving shows a belief in your school’s mission and is an ongoing vote of support for UMB. Alumni participation is often viewed as an indicator of the strength and quality of an institution, and it can factor into the amount of support our schools receive from charitable foundations and organizations as well impact national rankings.

Where does my gift go? 

The choice is yours! You can designate your gift to your school’s annual fund (greatest need) or to one of several other funds or departments.

By making an annual gift, you help support:

  • Scholarships for talented students who are eager to learn
  • Community outreach opportunities that bring students and faculty together from all schools to provide services and education to diverse populations in Baltimore and beyond
  • Our accomplished and respected faculty and programs that are putting UMB on the map
  • Student research and summer study opportunities, allowing students to immerse themselves in what they love
  • State-of-the-art lab and research space providing the tools for discovery
  • Increased opportunities for students and alumni to come together

Your support, in any amount, counts toward the success of all our schools and makes a difference for the entire University community EVERY year.

Thank you on behalf of the many students, faculty, and staff who benefit from your generosity.

Please visit the Giving at University of Maryland, Baltimore website.

Contact Us

Lisa Vuolo
Executive Director, Annual and Leadership Giving

Johanna Stengel
Director, Annual Giving

Kirby Gaddy
Assistant Director, Annual and Leadership Giving