On March 8, the College of Education raised a record-breaking $226,476 during the University of Maryland’s annual campus-wide Giving Day event, ranking No. 5 overall on the final Giving Day leaderboard.
“I am immensely grateful for and humbled by the generosity of our community and their continued support for our students and our mission,” said Dean Kimberly Griffin. “The collective power of our giving and philanthropic gifts will make a meaningful difference for EdTerps.”
During the 24-hour event, 273 faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends donated to support many of the College’s funds, including the Greatest Needs fund, which provides unrestricted resources to support students, faculty, staff, and programs ($34,377 raised); the Education Scholarship fund, an initiative looking to increase the number of $1,000 scholarships the college offers students annually ($1,805 raised); and the Graduate Fellowship fund, dedicated to supporting the cost of attendance for doctoral and master's students at the College of Education ($2,105 raised).
Other notable successes include:
- $187,624 raised from 135 alumni donors
- $13,926 raised by 97 faculty/staff donors
- $3,486 raised by 23 parent donors
- $7,075 raised form our volunteers
- 68 total gifts from 65 donors raised by our volunteers
- $2,000 for winning the faculty/staff challenge
To see the results for each fund, visit givingday.umd.edu.