Catalyst Magazine


SPOTLIGHT newsletter is published twice a year by the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). A sister publication to CATALYST magazine, SPOTLIGHT features compelling stories that connect philanthropy and UMB’s Catalyst Campaign to newsworthy events and milestones happening across the University such as community engagement endeavors and successes, new and exciting technologies, programs and initiatives, historic accomplishments, major gifts, profiles of influential donors, and inspiring gifts.

SPOTLIGHT newsletter is available through print and digital formats. Each edition reaches more than 75,000 UMB donors, alumni, and influential leaders and thinkers in their fields and community.

Enjoy reading our July 2020 issue!

UMSOM on the COVID-19 Front Lines

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is a national leader in combating COVID-19 through testing, treatment, and prevention initiatives.

You MADE It Happen

In less than two months, over $300,000 was raised by 1,689 donors, matched by the UMB Foundation, for student relief across the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) six professional schools and interdisciplinary...

UMB Community Engagement Center Update

The UMB Community Engagement Center (CEC) remains a place of hope and assistance to residents who may be struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though their doors are closed, CEC staff have been making regular...

Catalyst Campaign Hits Milestone

The Catalyst Campaign, the most ambitious fundraising endeavor in the history of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), has topped the $550 million mark in its quest to achieve its $750 million goal.

CATALYST magazine

Executive Board

Lynne Henry, Laura Kozak, Larry Kushner, Jennifer Litchman, Thomas Sullivan, Kate Tafelski


Lynne Henry

Managing Editor

Chris Zang

Assistant Editor

Kate Tafelski

Photography Director

Matthew D’Agostino


Michelle Baffuto

Web Director

Amir Chamsaz

Digital Content Manager

Brandon Desiderio

Marketing Manager

Kristi McGuire