In the midst of challenging times, the UMBC community always finds ways to support each other.
We’ve called on our GRIT to do great things.
Now, We’re Calling on You
Carrying on a Philanthropic Legacy
Inspired by her mother’s philanthropic giving, Hema Gowda ’01, biological sciences, established the Gowda Scholarship Endowment for UMBC in 2016 to help students interested in pursuing graduate studies in pharmacy find success at UMBC.
“When [my mother] retired, she set up endowments at [The University of Maryland,] College Park in the name of her parents because they were the ones that pushed her for higher education,” says Gowda. “She is the person she is today because of them…So I’d always been inspired by that and wanted to give back to UMBC because it was the foundation for my career.”
Introducing the Challenge Cups
The College Cup is a year-long challenge between UMBC’s academic colleges to reach the highest alumni giving participation amongst alumni of that college. The Varsity Cup is a year-long competition between UMBC’s athletic teams to reach the highest alumni-athlete giving participation amongst alumni of that team.
Our Alumni Are Making an Impact
Meet a Retriever—Karndeep Singh ’18, M26, CYA president
Rooted in Advocacy—Giese ’99 ensures federal programs meet community needs
Meet a Retriever—Nate Dissmeyer ’07, alumni leader and recurring donor
Meet a Retriever: Basil Udo ’22, entrepreneur and bwtech@UMBC technologist
Meet a Retriever—Sandra Abbott, curator of art and outreach at CADVC
When We Work Together
Meet a Retriever — Phil Shockley ’04, M.P.P. ’09
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