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We Appreciate the Generosity of Our Donors

Thank you to all of the donors who have supported UMGC throughout the years. Your generosity and unending support has not only granted UMGC students access to their education dreams, but has transformed education for thousands of working professionals, parents, and military service members.

A Warm Welcome: The Ehrensberger Legacy Society Inducts 11 New Members

Learn about the eleven UMGC supporters who were inducted into the Ehrensberger Legacy Society, a special group of the University’s long-term, philanthropic supporters who are contributing to the University through their estate plans, including bequests, stocks, trusts, annuities and other assets. 

Scholarship Helps Tiffany Hall ‘21 Complete Degree After Health Setbacks

Tiffany Hall ‘21 knows all too well how life can get in the way of the best-laid plans. The wife of a U.S. Navy servicemember, Hall has spent the last decade since she graduated from high school with one goal in mind: finally earning her bachelor’s degree.

New Scholarship Pays it Forward to African American STEM Students

In 2023, Marionetta Glover-Caige founded the Marionetta’s Dream In Memory Of Norvell And Lucille Glover Endowed Scholarship Fund to provide scholarship support to African American undergraduate and graduate students in STEM-related majors at UMGC. Read about Marionetta's academic journey and her motivation for creating an endowed scholarship fund.

Four Lives Transformed: The Impact of the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

Learn how the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship is providing education funding opportunities to UMGC students. 

Kahlert Foundation Grants $100,000 to Pillars of Strength Scholarship

Caregivers of disabled members of the U.S. Armed Forces are used to helping others, but a $100,000 grant from The Kahlert Foundation will put them on the receiving end of generous support.

Scholarship Spotlight: Gift Helps Single Mom Create Better Life

As a single mother, it’s no easy feat to attend college. Thankfully, UMGC student Latoya Paris received scholarships to help her along the way so she can prepare for the future of her dreams.

Scholarship Spotlight: Alumna Shares Life-changing Impact

Each year, UMGC students around the world benefit from scholarships funded by generous donors. For Courtney Thomas ‘22, a scholarship was a gift that helped her prepare for the future of her dreams.

The Ehrensberger Legacy Society Welcomes New Inductees

Learn about the eight UMGC supporters were inducted into the Ehrensberger Legacy Society, a special group of the University’s long-term, philanthropic supporters who are contributing to the University through their estate plans including bequests, stocks, trusts, annuities and other assets.

Pillars of Strength: Past Recipients Share the Impact of this Unique Scholarship

In recognition of the commitment of wounded military servicemember caregivers, UMGC founded the Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program in 2013. Here’s what four recipients had to say about the impact their scholarship has had on their career and families.

Introducing the Ehrensberger Legacy Society’s Newest Inductees

In June, members of the UMGC community and UMGC President Dr. Gregory Fowler celebrated some of UMGC’s most generous supporters in a virtual event as they welcomed them into the Ehrensberger Legacy Society.

SAFER Option Assists UMGC Students in Financial Need

Five hundred dollars may not seem like a significant amount of money, but to the UMGC students struggling with expenses, it can be a lifesaver.

Generosity in Action: Gift Helps Current and Future UMGC Students

In her heart, Bonnie Broh-Kahn ‘77 believes that kindness shines through the most during trying times. She and her husband, Jere, are exemplifying this spirit during the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic through their recent donation of $1 million bequest to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

Welcoming Our Newest Members

Learn how UMGC celebrated some of the university's most generous benefactors by welcoming them into The Ehrensberger Legacy Society in June.

A Pillar in Pomietto’s Life Inspires Gift to Scholarship Program

Blakely R. Pomietto looked back over the influences of her life and made a decision: She would donate $50,000 to the Pillars of Strength Scholarship fund with the hope that it would be matched to double the amount.

Mary Anne Hakes '90: Preaching What She Practices

Learn how Planned Giving donor Mary Anne Hakes '90 used her own generosity and experience to help make a UMGC education available to many more deserving students.

Alumnus’ Gift Strengthens Pillars Scholarship Fund

David Welch '09 donated $25,000 in scholarship money to the Pillars of Strength Foundation to help volunteer caregivers of wounded American servicemembers get a UMGC education.

Gen. John W. Vessey Jr.'s '63 Passing

Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. (U.S. Army Ret.) '63— the first chair of the University's Board of Visitors and the 10th chair of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff—passed away. Read about his life and legacy.