“You make a living by
what you get, but you make a life by what you give.”
- A favorite Winston
Churchill quote of
Robert H. Smith ’50
On behalf of the professors, staff members, and students at the University of
Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, thank you for making a charitable
gift and supporting our future success.
Your first step in making a gift to the Smith School is to select type of asset
and giving method that works best for you. Please find below an outline of the many
options available today. You may also consult Frequently Asked Questions, the
School's Development staff and your financial
and tax professionals to discuss the possibilities and next steps.
Types of Assets to Contribute
Cash is the simplest form of gift to make. It is also the most flexible and immediate
way for the Smith School to invest in our faculty, staff, students programs and
facilities. It is usually sent by completing and mailing the
Smith School Giving
Form with a check or money order. You may also make a gift with a credit card using
Smith School Giving Site.
Gifts of non-cash assets let you support the Smith School while keeping your
cash flow intact. In addition, non-cash gifts provide long-term financial planning
benefits while ensuring the school long-term funding capacity. Common non-cash assets
A direct contribution is a transaction in which the value of the asset is provided
to the Smith School at the time the gift is made. Cash is usually a direct contribution.
Estate or Planned Gifts
Gifts made through your Estate or Will can help you realize your philanthropic
goals during or after your lifetime. In addition, estate gifts to the Smith School
may be structured to provide you income streams immediately. Bequests, charitable
gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts and pooled income
funds are all types of planned gifts. You may also name the Smith School as a beneficiary
of an IRA, 401k or insurance policy.
Matching Gift Employers
Supplement your gift by taking advantage of your or your spouse’s employer’s
funds to match your gift to the Smith School. It is a way to quickly and easily
increase your gift to Smith, while boosting your share of philanthropy's greatest
benefit: personal satisfaction.
More than 33,000 companies match charitable gifts made by their employees, retirees
and board members.
Search our online database to find out if your (or your spouse's) employer matches.
The search engine will also tell you exactly how to take advantage of this opportunity.
Whether the ratio is 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 or more, matching gifts allow:
Make your Gift Online
online giving site to make your gift quickly and securely. You will
receive a confirmation email from the address “Purchase Confirmation” for all online
gifts, with a receipt to follow in five to seven business days.
Make your Gift Via Mail
To make your gift via check, simply
download our Smith Giving Form, and print it out. Once you have filled in the form, mail it
to the address printed on the form along with your check.
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.