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Ways to Give

Make a Gift

The secret of our success and the key to our future growth comes, in part, from the internationally recognized faculty and the best and brightest medical students in the nation. Perhaps even more important are people like you—the generous donors and friends who make discovery and advancement possible.


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Support your passion!

Search or browse funds on our secure online giving site to quickly and easily make a gift.


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Prefer to send a check?

Make your check payable to
UMBF, Inc. and mail to:

UM School of Medicine
c/o UMBF, Inc.
Office of Philanthropy Operations
220 N. Arch Street, 13th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Print and complete this gift form and send with your check, or include a note if you wish to designate to a particular fund or if it is a tribute or memorial gift.


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Call our office.

Have your credit card or electronic funds transfer information ready and call:


Giving Opportunities

All gifts are an investment in the University of Maryland School of Medicine. There are several ways to make a contribution – explore the option that is best for you.


A pledge commitment allows you to plan a personal giving program that is both convenient and tax-wise. A pledge may also enable you to consider a more significant gift than would have otherwise been possible. Terms for payment on pledges are flexible and can be made over a five-year period.

For more information on making a pledge to support an area that is meaningful to you, contact us at 410-706-8503.

Monthly Giving

You can sign up for monthly credit card payments to spread your gift out over the year. You choose the amount per month and the number of months in a way that works best for you. Please call Traci Morgan at 410-706-6877 or send an e-mail to for information on setting up a recurring giving plan.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

Honoring or remembering a family member, friend, colleague, classmate, doctor, or faculty member with a gift is a touching way to pay tribute to that person while advancing the School of Medicine's educational, research and clinical missions in significant ways.

If you wish to make a gift in honor or memory of someone, make your check payable to UMBF, Inc. and:

  • On the subject line of the check, write the name of the individual to be honored or memorialized
  • Specify the fund, if known, or designation for your gift (i.e. Grossman Scholarship, Cancer Center Research, Multiple Myeloma, etc.)
  • Include name and address of the individual or bereaved family member to whom you would like an acknowledgment card sent

Mail checks to:

University of Maryland School of Medicine
c/o University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc.
Office of Philanthropy Operations
220 N. Arch Street, 13th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Alternatively, you can make a memorial or honorary gift online by selecting your gift designation and completing all applicable fields.

Please call Traci Morgan at 410-706-6877 or e-mail to make arrangements for setting up a fund or contributing to a specific area of interest on behalf of the person being remembered or honored.

Sample obituary language:
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of _____________ may be made to the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Checks should be made payable to the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc. (UMBF, Inc.) and sent to the University of Maryland, Baltimore Foundation, Inc., Office of Philanthropy Operations at 220 N. Arch Street, 13th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201.


Gifts of all kinds may be designated as a long-term investment through an endowment. Once established, an endowed fund is a dependable and perpetual source of support, as the principal is invested and only a portion of the earnings is spent annually.

Endowed gifts create a permanent legacy for purposes such as scholarships to help students fulfill their dreams to pursue a medical career, or an endowed faculty position to recruit and retain the greatest minds in medicine to teach, discover and innovate.

For information on how to establish an endowment and to learn about our funding opportunities, contact Pamela Lambert at 410-706-0419 or

Planned Gifts

In certain instances, it may be preferable from an estate, financial, and tax planning perspective to consider long-term gift planning as the best way to make a gift. This can be accomplished through various gift instruments, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, IRA assets, real estate, and bequests. Learn more >

Sample testamentary language for a will or living trust:
I give [$___ or ___%] to The University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc., for the benefit of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, to be used for [its general educational purposes] OR [the following purpose(s):___________________________________________].

For beneficiary designations on retirement accounts or insurance policies, be sure to include the following:
  • Legal name: University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc.     
  • I.D. No.: 31-1678679

Stocks and Securities

A gift of stocks or securities can be arranged via electronic transfer or by receipt of stock certificates.  The gift provides a full income tax deduction, negates capital gains tax, and may also avoid estate taxes.  Learn more >

Gifts made to support and benefit the University of Maryland School of Medicine are administered by the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc. A reasonable portion of any contribution may be used to enhance the advancement efforts of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.