Matches & Challenges


The Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise

  • When you give to the Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise, a need-based scholarship program for undergraduate students from underserved populations in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar by the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation and the University of Maryland.

Clarvit Family Matches

  • Clarvit Family Student Match: Gifts made by students will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000. First come first served.
      • THANK YOU to the generous student donors who helped contribute an extra $10,000 to dozens of campus funds.
  • Clarvit Family Recent Graduate Match: Gifts from recent graduates (Class of 2014-2018) will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000. First come first served.
      • THANK YOU to the generous recent graduates from the classes of 2014 to 2018 who helped contribute an additional $10,000 to an array of campus funds.
  • Clarvit Family First Time Alumni Donor Match: Gifts of $25 or more made by alumni that have never donated to UMD will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000. First come first served.
      • THANK YOU to the University of Maryland alumni donors who gave for the first time on Giving Day! You helped raise an additional $5,000 for a range of campus funds.
  • Clarvit Family Emergency Scholarship Match: All gifts made to the UMD Student Crisis Fund, Keep Me Maryland and Student Emergency Success Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to a combined total of $25,000. First come first served.
      • THANK YOU to everyone who made a gift to UMD Student Crisis Fund, Keep Me Maryland and Student Emergency Success Fund. Because of you, an additional $25,000 was raised for these critical emergency scholarship funds.

College of Education Match

  • The College of Education’s Board of Visitors will match giving to all COE funds by contributing up to $22,000.
      • THANK YOU to generous College of Education donors who contributed an extra $22,000. This would not have been possible without the leadership and generosity of The College of Education’s Board of Visitors.

BSOS Maryland Promise Fund Match

  • All gifts to the BSOS Maryland Promise Fund will be matched by Bob Satterfield ’95, in addition to the matching from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation and the University of Maryland.

Fund Match Amount = $14,406

BSOS Faculty and Staff Match

  • Generous alumnus Bob Satterfield ’95 ECON will match all gifts made by faculty and staff to BSOS funds up to $10,000. First come first served.
      • THANK YOU to generous alumnus Bob Satterfield (’95 ECON) who matched $10,000 from faculty and staff gifts to the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences.

Parent and Family Advisory Council Match

  • The University of Maryland's Parent and Family Advisory Council (PAC) have challenged Maryland parents and families to give. Several PAC families will generously match all gifts to the Parents and Families Initiatives Fund, dollar for dollar, up to $6,250.
      • THANK YOU to the generous donors who helped contribute an extra $6,250 to the Parents and Families Initiatives Fund. This would not have been possible without the generous support of PAC members Scott & Ellen Loventhal, Ed & Jane Berman, Paul & Dawn Campson, Raj Chawla & Patton Stephens, Wesley & Jo Ann Chin, Brian & Ruthie Lavelle, Scott & Almarie Wood and Anthony “Tony” J. Zagami.

The Graduate School Match

  • Ashok V. Kulkarni, Ph.D. '76, and his wife, Ranjana, have generously offered to make a donation of $100 for every gift the Graduate School receives, up to $5,000.
      • THANK YOU to the generous Graduate School donors who helped contribute an extra $4,600 This would not have been possible without the commitment and generosity of Ashok V. Kulkarni Ph.D. ’76 and his wife Ranjana.


School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Match

  • Craig S. Spangler '82 will match all gifts to MAPP made by alumni who graduated 2000 through 2018, up to $2,000.
      • THANK YOU to the generous recent graduates who helped contribute an additional $866 to the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. This would not have been possible without the leadership and generosity of Craig S. Spangler ’82.

College of Arts and Humanities Challenge

  • Give now and help ARHU unlock a $25,000 challenge gift when we exceed 300 donations to ARHU funds. Special thanks to Alma ‘53 and Joe ‘51 Gildenhorn for providing this generous challenge.
      • THANK YOU to the generous College of Arts and Humanities donors who helped reach the gift goal and earn an extra [AMOUNT max $25,000]. This would not have been possible without the commitment and generosity of Alma ’53 and Joe ’51 Gildenhorn.

Office of Undergraduate Studies Challenge

  • Steve Leonard ('78 IVSP) would like to encourage gifts from young alumni by matching gifts dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. Young alumni (classes of 2008-2018) who make a gift to an Undergraduate Studies fund are eligible for the match.
      • THANK YOU to Steve Leonard (’78 IVSP) who matched $10,000 from recent graduate gifts to the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

SPH Alumni Beat Our Best Challenge

  • Former Dean Dr. Jane E. Clark and Dr. Jill Whitall will donate $5,000 if the School of Public Health receives 119 or more gifts from alumni, exceeding the number of alumni gifts on past Giving Days.
      • THANK YOU to the generous School of Public Health alumni donors who helped reach the goal and earn an extra $5,000. This would not have been possible without the generosity of former Dean Dr. Jane E. Clark & Dr. Jill Whitall.

SPH Faculty & Staff Beat Our Best Challenge

  • Founding Dean Dr. Robert S. Gold and Ms. Barbara A. Gold will donate $5,000 if the School of Public Health receives 229 or more gifts from faculty and staff, exceeding the number of faculty and staff gifts on past Giving Days.
      • THANK YOU to the generous School of Public Health faculty and staff donors who helped reach the gift goal and earn an extra $5,000. This would not have been possible without the generosity of founding Dean Dr. Robert S. Gold & Ms. Barbara A. Gold.

SPH Overall Beat Our Best Challenge

  • Dean Dr. Boris Lushniak and Dr. Patricia Cusumano will donate $5,000 if the School of Public Health receives 331 or more gifts from all donors, exceeding the number of total gifts on past Giving Days.
      • THANK YOU to the generous School of Public Health donors who helped reach the gift goal and earn an extra $5,000. This would not have been possible without the generosity of Dean Dr. Boris Lushniak & Dr. Patricia Cusumano.

School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Challenge

  • Craig S. Spangler '82 will contribute $3,000 if MAPP receives at least 100 gifts on Giving Day.
      • THANK YOU to the generous School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Challenge donors who helped reach the gift goal and earn an extra $3,000. This would not have been possible without the leadership and generosity of MAPP Alumnus Craig S. Spangler ('82 BARCH).

College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences Challenge

  • For the first 10 recent graduates (2012 or later) who donate $100 or more to CMNS funds, CMNS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Bob Infantino and Ms. Doris Campos-Infantino will donate $100.
      • THANK YOU to Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Bob Infantino and Ms. Doris Campos-Infantino who matched $850 from recent graduate gifts to CMNS.



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