In the midst of challenging times, the UMBC community always finds ways to support each other.


 

Stay Black and Gold Fund →

We’ve called on our GRIT to do great things.

NOW, WE’RE CALLING ON YOU

87.7%

To date, UMBC has raised more than $131 million towards our goal of $150 million for the Grit & Greatness campaign.


Top Funding Allocations
29%
Scholarships And Fellowships
25%
Program Support
24%
Research Development

 

FY20 1966 Society & Hilltop Society Members
397 Hilltop Society Members
Joint/Household
72 1966 Society Members
Joint/Household

WE LIKE BREAKING NEW GROUND

We know that great leaps forward don’t just happen.

Your support helps make this possible.

UMBC makes it possible for big ideas to take flight, from making innovations in augmented reality to developing AIDS research in new directions. With an entrepreneurial spirit and an all-in attitude, we empower each other to improve the world.

Vital areas where we need support:

• Endowed professorships
• Graduate and teaching assistantships
• Travel funds for faculty and students
• Undergraduate research stipends
• Critical equipment and infrastructure

Make Big Breakthroughs →

 

PERCENTAGE OF ENDOWMENT GOAL (ENTIRE CAMPAIGN)
35% GOAL
37% of campaign commitments/gifts
were for endowment

 

Number of endowments since the start of the campaign
85 Endowments created
during Grit & Greatness campaign

UMBC IS NO IVORY TOWER

Our model for successful research is to partner with communities and industries working to make a difference.

Your support helps make this possible.

UMBC is known for both innovative, relevant research and leadership in diversifying STEM education and achievement. We’re combining these strengths to grow the talent pipeline in a huge range of fields. Every year, more alumni become leaders in government, cybersecurity, public health, and more. What could we achieve if we grow this even further?

Vital areas where we need support:

• Endowed scholarship funds
• New and existing programs
• A signature student learning space
• Applied learning experiences

Forge True Partnerships →

 

Donors By Location
The shape of the state of Maryland colored all in black. 67%
OF ALL DONORS LIVE IN MARYLAND
TOP DONOR LOCATIONS OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND
Virginia
Pennsylvania
New York
California
New Jersey
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
Florida
Disctrict of Columbia
North Carolina
Texas
Massachusetts
2%
2%
1%
1%
1%

 

Foundations and Companies play a huge role in our success
69% of campaign commitments/gifts
were from Organizations

LEARNING THAT CHANGES LIVES

We meet students where they are and challenge them to achieve more than they imagined.

Your support helps make this possible.

UMBC is an inclusive learning community where students’ experiences and perspectives matter. Here, Retrievers access both the opportunities of a liberal arts college and the creative intensity of a leading research university — a combination that can be transformational. UMBC gives students the tools they need to be leaders in solving real-world challenges and to reach their potential.

Vital areas where we need support:

• New merit and need-based scholarships
• New maker spaces and performance studios
• Multi-year support for new and existing programs
• Endowed professorships
• Endowed international experience funds
• Spring Break outreach and service-learning program funds
• Internship and entrepreneurship funds
• Endowed coaching positions and athletic programming funds

Transform Lives →