Ways to Help Support Shriver Center Initiatives

Credit Card/Checks

You can help support Shriver Center initiatives with a cash donation in the form of check or credit card payment.

Checks should be made payable to the UMBC Foundation and mailed along with a completed gift form to:

UMBC Annual Fund
Office of Institutional Advancement
1000 Hilltop Circle
9th Floor Administration Bldg.
Baltimore, MD 21250

You can use Master Card, Visa or American Express to make a secure online gift. If you prefer, you may print and complete the gift form and mail it to the above address or fax it to 410-455-1096. Be sure to enter Shriver Center in Other box (gift form) to assure your gift is directed to Shriver Center initiatives!


If you want to help support Shriver Center initiatives, but are unable at this time, you may choose to make a pledge for a future contribution. To make a pledge, please call 410-455-1361 for a pledge form. All pledges must be received in writing. Be sure to indicate that your pledge is to be allocated to The Shriver Center!

Matching Gifts

If you are affiliated with one of more than 900 employers who match contributions to higher education, your gift dollars may be doubled or tripled. To see if your company participates, search here or ask your human resources department. All you have to do is obtain a matching gift form from your employer, fill it out and send it in with your contribution. All matching gifts must be received in writing. Be sure to indicate that your company’s match is to be allocated to The Shriver Center.


Gifts of securities, stocks, bonds and mutual funds traded on an exchange or other public market can be a tax-wise way to demonstrate your support for Shriver Center initiatives. Securities are used to make gifts of all sizes.

To make a gift of securities or for more information, please call 410-455-1361.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts can ensure that Shriver Center initiatives will continue for future generations. The most common planned giving option is making The Shriver Center one of the beneficiaries in your will or in a revocable trust. Other examples of planned gifts include:

  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Life Estate Agreement

For additional information on planned giving, please call 410-455-1361.


A gift-in-kind is a gift of personal property, or in other words, something that is tangible. Books, tickets to cultural or recreational events for Choice program youth, software and equipment are a few examples of gifts-in-kind, which can be valuable resources to Shriver Center initiatives. For additional information on making a Gift-in-kind donation to The Shriver Center, please call 410-455-1361.

Programmatic Support

  • Sponsor a current student in an internship or cooperative education placement.
  • Serve as a speaker on a topic of professional interest to you.
  • Volunteer your professional skills to further the Center’s mission (e.g., serve as a marketing/web consultant).

Contact Christine Routzahn for more information