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You Made It Happen, You Can Make It Happen

Steve Fader of MileOne AutoGroup in Towson issued a challenge that resulted in two 15-passenger vans gifted to UMB for use by its Police Athletic/Activities League, the Community Engagement Center, and other University programs.

Read over a highlight of recent major gifts to UMB, and learn how the impact that your gift can have on a variety of the University’s programs and initiatives.

You MADE It Happen: 

  •   $25,000   from five law firms — Baker Donelson, Gordon Feinblatt, Offit Kurman, Perkins Coie, and Womble Bond Dickinson — helped launch the University of Maryland Carey School of Law’s Intellectual Property (IP) and Entrepreneurship Clinic to work with startup companies and small businesses in Baltimore on a variety of IP and business-related issues.

  • Steve Fader of MileOne AutoGroup in Towson issued a challenge that resulted in   two 15-passenger vans   gifted to UMB for use by its Police Athletic/Activities League, the Community Engagement Center, and other University programs. Fader generously donated half of the $70,000 price of the vans, based on UMB raising the remaining $35,000, which happened in less than one week thanks to the generous donations of Theo Rodgers, Vernon Reid, Randy Hall, and Cecil Flamer. 

  • Through   a million-dollar gift   from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy alums Ellen H. Yankellow, PharmD ’96, BSP ’73, Jill Molofsky, BSP ’81, James Tristani, BSP ’73, and other generous supporters, the Center for Women in Pharmapreneurism was established and will work to address barriers and prepare women in the pursuit of innovative solutions to our nation’s greatest health care challenges.

You Can MAKE It Happen: 

  • $2,500 provides weekly yoga classes at the Community Engagement Center enabling women and men to enhance their physical, emotional, and mental health by relieving stress, building strength, and improving sleep and balance. The classes also foster community around exercise. 
  • $7,500 can sponsor a UMB CURE Scholar for a year of school-year and summer programming, allowing them to advance in their educational journey as the next generation of STEM professionals and cancer researchers. Mentors work with them for more than 325 hours annually. 
  • $32,000 allows eight UMB nursing, law, and social work students to travel to and work in Israel at the University of Haifa and eight counterpart scholars from the University of Haifa to travel to and work in Baltimore, facilitating a global partnership that fosters collaboration across professions and cultures while informing civic awareness. 
  • $60,000 supplies the Debra L. Spunt Clinical Simulation Lab in the University of Maryland School of Nursing with a Gaumard Super Tory, a high-fidelity manikin of a newborn that simulates life-threatening clinical crises and allows UMB’s nursing students to learn from real-life medical situations with no risk to patients. C

Kate Tafelski

Kate Tafelski is a senior program specialist in the Office of Philanthropy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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

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Kate Tafelski

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CATALYST magazine


Executive Board

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

Editor

Lynne Henry

Managing Editor

Chris Zang

Assistant Editor

Kate Tafelski

Photography Director

Matthew D’Agostino

Designer

Michelle Baffuto

Web Director

Amir Chamsaz

Digital Content Manager

Brandon Desiderio

Marketing Manager

Kristi McGuire