Ways of Giving

Cash and Credit Card Gifts

Gifts by check or credit card continue to be popular. You can make your credit card gift online by clicking the "Make a Gift" link below. We accept all forms of credit cards.

Make a Gift!

Pledge Payments

Another gift option is to pay a pledge at a later date or in a series of installments. You can specify if you would like to be reminded to pay your pledge in December, March, and/or June.

Matching Gifts

Click here to see if your company is match eligible

You may have the opportunity to double or even triple the value of your gift. Many companies offer matching gift programs to their employees as part of the benefits package. Please contact your Human Resources Office to learn more about your company’s matching gift policy and to determine if you are eligible for a matching gift or click here.

Stock Gifts

Donors are discovering the ease and added benefits of giving gifts of appreciated securities. Often giving a gift of stock will create tax savings for the donor.

A wire transfer is the easiest way to make a gift of stock. Please call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to notify us of the transfer and to receive further instructions including the account and DTC numbers.

If you have the original stock certificate, please call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 301-405-2449 for transfer instructions.

Fiscal Year 2014

The fiscal year for the 2012-2013 Annual Funds is July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. A gift now or pledge to be paid by June 30 will save us from contacting you again for the Annual Funds. We appreciate your support.

Leadership Gift Clubs

Our leadership giving societies honor our most generous and committed donors who are fundamental to the success of the university. These loyal supporters have established a strong tradition of giving to the university.

The Colonnade Society

The Colonnade Society recognizes donors who make annual contributions of $1,000 or more to any program or unit across the university. Corporations receive Colonnade Society status with gifts totaling $5,000 or more. 

Colonnade Society giving is recognized at the following levels:

Steeple Club

$25,000 and above

Portico Club

$10,000 to $24,999

Pillar Club

$5,000 to $9,999

Pedestal Club

$2,500 to $4,999

Cornerstone Club*

$1,000 to $2,499

*$500 for alumni one to five years from graduation
**$100 for current students

The Maryland Society

The Maryland Society acknowledges donors who have made lifetime contributions of $100,000 or more. 

Maryland Society giving is recognized at the following levels:

1856 Society

$1,000,000 or more

Black and Gold Society

$500,000 - $999,999

Rossborough Society

$250,000 - $499,999

Maryland Society

$100,000 - $249,99

The Founders Society

The Founders Society honors alumni and friends who demonstrate their generosity and commitment to the University of Maryland through will, trust or other planned gift. Members of the Founders Society help ensure the future excellence and impact of the university by making simple bequests to Maryland, naming the university as a beneficiary of a living trust, life insurance policy or a qualified retirement plan. You can also become a member by establishing a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust.

THANK YOU! It’s largely because of generous alumni and friends like you that the Smith School can recruit and retain the world’s leading faculty experts, provide scholarships and a first-tier business education to talented students, and graduate the next generation of business leaders who serve their organizations and communities.