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Welcome Mother-Daughter Cancer Fundraising Team

On Aug. 27, breast cancer survivor Carolyn Choate and her daughter Sydney Turnbull will paddle in to Baltimore Harbor near the Science Center at 8:30 a.m., completing their 300-mile kayaking journey to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM).

Choate, 59, a 14-year breast cancer survivor, credits the work of the late UM SOM scientist Angela Brodie, PhD, for saving her life. Brodie developed the use of aromatase inhibitors to fight estrogen-driven breast cancer, a common form of cancer. On Aug. 10, the mother-daughter team will begin their journey on the Delaware River, making several stops along the way for media events and to share their survivor stories. They will be raising funds for a special endowment in honor of Brodie.

As Choate and Turnbull finish their journey in Baltimore Harbor, representatives from the University of Maryland and the School of Medicine, Baltimore City and Maryland State officials will be there to greet them and highlight the impact UM SOM’s breast cancer research has had on millions of survivors worldwide.

Choate also will be honored by the Orioles at their home game in Oriole Park on Aug. 28. Please come and show your support.

As you follow Choate and Turnbull on their journey be sure to share your thoughts and photos using the hashtag #cancerkayakers.

Visit the UM SOM website to learn more about their trip and how to support future breast cancer research in honor of Angela Brodie so that more individuals like Choate and Turnbull can experience the positive impact of this research.

  
Joanne Morrison BikeUMB, Bulletin Board, Global & Community Engagement, People, Research, UMB News, University LifeJuly 20, 20170 comments
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School of Social Work All Gifts Count Campaign

The School of Social Work celebrated another successful All Gifts Count Campaign, a month-long giving initiative held in March. At the close of the campaign, the School had raised $15,780 from 200+ donors, surpassing their goals of $15,000 from 150 donors.

Coinciding with National Social Work Month, All Gifts Count jointly celebrates the work and commitment of social work professionals, and helps raise funds to improve UM SSW’s effort and its impact.

Thanks to all alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends who supported this campaign!

  
Lisa Vuolo Bulletin Board, Collaboration, People, UMB News, University AdministrationApril 17, 20170 comments
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Philanthropy

Gift Support for UMB on the Rise

Halfway through this fiscal year (FY2017) philanthropic giving and nongovernment-sponsored research funding at UMB are on strong upward trajectories.

As of Dec. 31

  • Philanthropy brought in $43.4 million, a 25 percent increase over the same period last year. Philanthropic donations comprise 62 percent of UMB’s annual fiscal year fundraising goal of $70.8 million.
  • Private philanthropy (exclusive of nongovernment research support) brought in more than $25.6 million, a 41 percent increase over the same period last year.
  • Nongovernment-sponsored research brought in $17.6 million, an 8 percent increase over same period last year.

Gift dollars are raised primarily through UMB’s schools of dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the Graduate School. These philanthropic donations are crucial to providing supplemental funding for scholarships, research, technology, community benefits, and an array of other initiatives throughout the University.

Learn more about giving at UMB or make a donation.

  
Claire Murphy Bulletin Board, UMB News, University AdministrationJanuary 27, 20170 comments
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