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Family involvement and philanthropy are cherished traditions at Maryland and a positive way to partner with UMD. Your investment in UMD makes a difference in our students’ lives and helps create excellence for our Terp community.  
The office of Parent and Family Philanthropy encourages you to explore the many ways you can engage with UMD and support our students with your annual gift, a multi-year or planned gift for scholarships and programs or support through membership in the Parents Philanthropy Board. 

Parents Philanthropy Board

The Parents Philanthropy Board (PPB) offers parents and families of UMD undergraduates a unique opportunity to fully engage in the life of the university and play a vital role in enhancing the Terp student experience. 
PPB members gain a deeper understanding of UMD through their advisory partnership with the Vice President for Student Affairs and interaction with university leadership and faculty, amazing students and other engaged families.  
In addition, PPB members: 
  • Participate with an annual gift of $5,000 or more to the Terp Family Fund
  • Welcome new UMD families and promote parent involvement and support
  • Host or attend regional or on-campus events 
  • Enjoy recognition benefits of special programs and events, including reserved section Commencement seating
  • Attend two PPB meetings during Family Weekend (October) and Maryland Day (April)
Joining the PPB is an excellent way to be involved, informed and connected! Please contact Carol Lorton, Director, Parent and Family Philanthropy at or 301-405-1694.


“We have always been active in our children's education. So when our oldest child went to college, the Parent Philanthropy Board was a great way to become involved with UMD in a way that supports all students, not just our own. Go Terps!”

—Amanda LaForge and Mark Denbo P’23

Current members

Denny ’98 and Sarah Goforth P’25
Sandy Spring, MD
2022-2023 Chairs
Vidya (’89) and Chris Ballenger P’25 
Potomac, MD
Tania and Robert Bassan P’24
Aventura, FL
Kristen James and Don (’72) Berman P’25
Lloyd Harbor, NY
Lori Zeltser and Leonard Berman P’24
New York, NY
Diana and Howard Bujtor P’24
San Carlos, CA
Amanda La Forge and Mark Denbo P'23 
Bethesda, MD
Heather and Timothy Dull P’23, P’25
Ellicott City, MD
Lori (’88) and David Eisner P’24, P’25
Narberth, PA
Susan Delaney Frank (’92) and Lawrence Frank P’24 
Demarest, NJ
Courtney ’92 and Tom ’91 Gardner P’24, P’26
Fulton, MD
Melissa ‘94 and Michael ’92 Gibson P’26
Shrewsbury, NJ
Susan and Jeffrey Goldenberg P’24
Scarsdale, NY
Nana and Michael (’89) Haney P’24, P’26 
Austin, TX
Jennifer and Charlie Hein P’23 
La Jolla, CA
Julie and Jeff (’93) Kinney P’25 
Plainville, MA
Jen and Adam Levin P’26
Chicago, IL
Jacqueline and Tom (’76) Manger P’24 
Olney, MD
Amy Grossman and Brian McInerney P’25
Belvedere Tiburon, CA
Courtney and Carter Nowell P’25
Bethesda, MD
Missy and Joshua Pearson P’23 
Jacksonville, FL
Rita Przygocki P'23 
Silver Spring, MD
Atrayee Mullick and Bratin Saha P’26
Cupertino, CA 
Michele and Jason Sartori P’26
Bethesda, MD 
Elizabeth Ashforth and Terry Schaack P’25
Beverly Hills, CA
Susan and Steve Schaffer P’22, P’25
Austin, TX
Ronna and Benjamin Schneider P’24
Cincinnati, OH
Rachel (’93) and Daniel Schreiber P’25
Rockville, MD
Holly (’94) and Larry Stone P’24
Villanova, PA
Giuliana Centty and Alan Wolcott P’24
Silver Spring, MD


Family Weekend

Family Weekend is an independent and self-supported annual event for University of Maryland families, provided by the Office of Parent and Family Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs.


Supporting Maryland 

The active engagement of parents and families is one of the great strengths of our Maryland community.
Terp Family Fund
All Terp parents and family members are encouraged to join in the UMD tradition of giving by making an annual gift to the Terp Family Fund, which provides critical funding for special projects, initiatives and programs benefitting all undergraduate students. The Terp Family Fund allows the Vice President for Student Affairs the flexibility to direct support new priorities and unexpected needs during the academic year.

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Parent and Family Philanthropy
University of Maryland
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Room 4137
7801 Alumni Drive
College Park, MD 20742
Carol Lorton, Director



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