The Founders Society The Founders Society honors all benefactors, living and deceased, whose gifts through will, trust, or through other planned gifts help to ensure the future excellence and impact of the University of Maryland and its students.
If you would like to be included in the Founders Society please complete the Estate Gift Disclosure form or contact the Office of Gift Planning at 1-866-646-4UMD (363) or email@example.com.
Margaret June Miller's Bequest Margaret June Miller, avid reader and sailor, was born in Washington DC in 1920.
After graduating from Hagerstown's St. John's Literary Institute in
1936, June entered the work force in the insurance industry until enlisting in
the Navy. According to her friend Jackie Honeck, she "loved the adventure
and the challenge of being a woman in a man's world."More
Gelfelds Fund Charitable Gift Annuity "It's a win-win-win," says Doug Gelfeld, '60, of funding a
charitable gift annuity. "The university wins, we win, and our sons win."
For Doug and Carole Gelfeld, philanthropy is a reflection of core values they
have shared with their three sons.More
Richard N. Reed, '50 Alumnus Dick Reed put his unneeded IRA assets to good work by augmenting his philanthropy to Maryland. More
Retired Kinesiology Professor Gives Back After 27 years of teaching at the University of Maryland-her entire professional career-Sally J. Phillips, professor of biomechanics and associate chair of the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Health and Human Performance (soon to become the School of Public Health), wanted to create a lasting legacy. Planned giving was a perfect way to achieve her goalMore
Terrapin True The Terrapin spirit runs deep and true in Ellie Fields '49. One is made readily apparent of this fact just by simply listening to her answering machine message, which ends with a hearty, "Go Terps!"More
Giving Back to My Alma Mater On January 1, 2000, I wrote my first check to establish a charitable gift annuity and sent it to the University of Maryland. It was one of the most wonderful things I have ever done in my life. More
Three Cheers for Maryland Talking with Helen W. Sheats '35, one was struck by the vast changes at the University of Maryland in the past 75 years. Her major coursework, home economics, included a class in basic sewing, suitable for teaching to high school students. Her graduating class totaled 269; only 74 were women. By comparison, the senior class of 2012 includes almost 8,000 students, and the total student population split fairly evenly between men and women. More
Founders Society Salute An admirer of Gertrude Crist says that "her integrity, candor, and passion were amazing. Throughout her life she put 'feet to her beliefs,' and the world was a better place as a result."More