SPH Raises More than $93,000 on Most Successful Giving Day Yet
March 5, 2020

Over 24 hours on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, the University of Maryland School of Public Health community came together for our most successful Giving Day to date. 274 donors—alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students—gave a total of $93,331, an increase of 116 percent from the previous year.

We increased our number of faculty/staff donors by 30 percent, alumni donors by 37 percent, and overall donors by 29 percent! Their generous gifts were met with additional funds made possible by challenges from former dean Dr. Jane E. Clark and Dr. Jill Whitall; founding dean Dr. Robert S. Gold and Mrs. Barbara A. Gold and Dean Boris Lushniak and Dr. Patricia Cusamano. From their generous challenges, we received an additional $15,000!

Our Giving Day gift total will also grow because some of the gifts will leverage additional matching funds from other donors. We also won $400 from the university for the #Igave and #GivingDayUMD challenge thanks to a Facebook post from Ben Prescott of Gymkana and an Instagram post from the Department of Kinesiology!

Thank you to all who gave for your generous support for SPH funds for scholarships, research and educational programs to prepare the next generation of fearless public health leaders who will promote and protect health for all!

What Donors are Saying

"I have witnessed first hand the good that faculty, staff and students of Behavioral and Community Health accomplish."

"I’m proud to give back to the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy to support the growth and development of future students!"

"I am proud to be a long time supporter of Gymkana and former troupers and now Coaches Ben & Angie Zavaglia Prescott!"

"Keep Hope Alive!"

"Join the Health Equity Movement!"

"KINES '89!!"

"HCDI is proud to support SPH-Maryland Center for Health Equity Fund"

"Our esteemed students inspire us all and we want to support their growth and development!"

"For the health and welfare of children!"

"I am proud to contribute to the Public Health Science Fund to support our Students Engaged in Public Health (SEIPH) in their outreach to local organizations. I am excited to bring more speakers to help our majors prepare for careers in public health!"

"From a proud graduate of the School of Public Health when it used to be known as the College of Human Ecology."

"Health literacy gives us the tools to make the best decisions for ourselves & our families and we are lucky to have the Horowitz Center, a leader on this issue, in Maryland."

"My wife and I are happy to give to the Children's Developmental Clinic because the Clinic changes lives. The Clinic gives children the skills they need to succeed and it also gives UM students opportunities to work with children that have special needs."

"Congrats to the School of Public Health and thank-you Jeff and Michelle Rivest to help more scholars achieve their dreams!"

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