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September 8, 2006

UMBC CAMPAIGN AT A GLANCE

Goal
$100 Million

Recent Fundraising Milestones
First capital campaign, July 1, 1995 to June 30, 2002: $66 Million raised (Goal: $50 Million)

Endowment Growth1996: $3.5 Million
2006: $40 Million

Lead Gifts

Erickson Foundation: A $5 million commitment from Erickson supports the development of a new school, the Erickson School of Aging Studies at UMBC, to develop leaders in the burgeoning seniors housing and care business and related fields. The gift led to a $5 million match from the state of Maryland.

Sherman Family Foundation: A leadership gift of $5 million from George and Betsy Sherman will fund the Sherman STEM Teacher Training Program, a program that will dramatically increase the number of UMBC graduates who move immediately into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teaching careers in at-risk and challenged schools in Baltimore City and throughout Maryland.

Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Foundation: A $4.5 million gift supports teaching in the life sciences and the Meyerhoff Scholarship Program, established in 1989 through a founding gift from the Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Foundation. The Meyerhoff Scholarship Program includes men and women from a broad range of backgrounds who share a common interest in advancing minorities in the sciences.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Funding of $4.2 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) supports the laboratory research of Dr. Michael Summers and student researchers in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute @ UMBC. Summers and his students, many of whom are undergraduates and top minority students, study the internal architecture of HIV and how it and other retroviruses assemble.

The Atlantic Philanthropies: A $3.7 million gift from The Atlantic Philanthropies serves to advance high-achieving, underrepresented minorities in higher education and understand determinants of their success.

Homer and Martha Gudelsky Foundation: The Homer S. and Martha Gudelsky Foundation made a $3 million gift to enrich teaching and learning in Maryland’s public schools by providing professional development for in-service teachers and enhanced learning experiences and financial support for pre-service teachers at UMBC.

Posted by mlurie at September 8, 2006 3:57 PM