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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. 
 
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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 Parents and Family Student Life Fund
  • Welcome new UMD families and promote parent involvement and support
  • Host or attend regional or on-campus events 
  • Enjoy the benefits of the UMD Colonnade Society
  • 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 parentgiving@umd.edu or 301-405-1694.
 
Enrich Your Terp Family Experience

Membership

“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

Amy (BS ’88) and David Eisen P’14, P’18, P’22
Delray Beach, FL
2019-2021 Chair

Howard and Sharon Averill P’22
South Salem, NY

Tania and Robert Bassan P’24
Aventura, FL

Stephanie (BS ’95) and Brian (BS ’92) Burlace P’23
Edgewater, MD

Paul and Dawn Campson, Esq. P’22
Hastings On Hudson, NY

Amanda La Forge and Mark Denbo P'23
Bethesda, MD

Lori (BA ’88) and David Eisner P’24
Bryn Mawr, PA

Susan and Jeffrey Goldenberg P’24
Scarsdale, NY

Danielle and Troy Gregory P’22
Tenafly, NJ

Jill and Donald Gross P’21
Potomac, MD

Susan Delaney Frank (BS ’92) and Lawrence Frank P’24
Demarest, NJ

Nana and Michael (BA ’89) Haney P’24
Austin, TX

Rana and Ashfaq Hasan P’24
Fulton, MD

Jennifer and Charlie Hein P’23
La Jolla, CA

Alicia and Robert Hoadley P’22
McLean, VA

Kirsten and Thomas Hoban P’20, P’22
Ridgefield, CT

Nicola Kennedy P’22
Laurel, MD

Karen and John May P’22
Randolph, NJ

Missy and Joshua Pearson P’23
Jacksonville, FL

Rita Przygocki P'23
Silver Spring, MD

Jonathan and Lisa Rosenbaum P’22
Livingston, NJ

Susan and Steve Schaffer P’22
Austin, TX

Ronna and Benjamin Schneider P’24
Cincinnati, OH

Glenn and Jill Schwartz P’22, P’22
Bethesda, MD

Sarita and Bruce Winter (BS ‘84) P’22
Ashton, MD

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.

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Supporting Maryland 

The active engagement of parents and families is one of the great strengths of our Maryland community. Join us in making a direct impact on the transformative college experience of all our Terps!
 
Parent and Family Student Life Fund
Created by the Parents Philanthropy Board, the Parent and Family Student Life Fund provides critical funding to support projects, initiatives and programs that, as determined by the Vice President for Student Affairs, are priorities for the division. The ultimate goal of this fund is to enhance the UMD student experience.
 
At this time, 2020-2021 gifts are being directed to support the UMD Student Crisis Fund.
 

Donate Today


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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

parentgiving@umd.edu
301-405-1694
 
Carol Lorton, Director
clorton@umd.edu

 

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