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Give Online

Use this website to make a secure credit card gift to Maryland that can quickly go to work to support the programs you care about.


Using cryptocurrency to make your donation results in a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. If you have any questions about using cryptocurrency to make gifts, please contact Tiffanie Purvis at for detailed instructions.

Mail Your Gift

If you prefer to mail your gift, please send checks (made payable to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc.):

University of Maryland
Gift Acceptance 
PO Box 49013
Baltimore, MD 21297-4913

Gifts of Stock

Other than cash, securities (stock shares, mutual fund shares, bonds) are the most popular asset to fund charitable gifts.

Please complete our Stock Transfer Form (opens on our Gift Processing System in another window).

Wire Transfers

Bank Wire Transfers Financial institutions provide minimal information on wire transfers, so to ensure proper disposition of your gift, please contact for detailed instructions.

Payroll Deduction (UMD Employees Only)

Current employees of the University of Maryland who wish to make a gift to UMD may have funds automatically deducted from their paycheck each pay period.

Visit and login with your Central Authentication Service (CAS). You can then choose where to direct your gift. Deductions can be made at any time of the year and changed or canceled at any time. For questions, contact the Office of Gift Acceptance at 301.955.1281.


Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents.   Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax deductible as allowed by law.   Please see your tax advisor for details.