For the third time, UMBC brought home the Governor’s Cup for per capita giving in the category of medium-sized state agencies during the 2010 Maryland Charity Campaign. The university also earned the award for highest participation with a rate of 62 percent.
During the campaign, 1,195 members of the UMBC community contributed more than $165,000 to charities and causes around the region and world.
“The UMBC community continues to demonstrate its remarkable generosity in helping those who are less fortunate,” said Lynne Schaefer, co-chair of the UMBC campaign along with John Jeffries. “We came together, as we always do, during a time of need out in the world, and we gave in record numbers. I am so proud to be a part of this community. Together we have made a great difference in the lives of so many in need, in Maryland and around the world,” she said.
Nancy Abell, lead coordinator of the Maryland Charity Campaign at UMBC, accepted the award. UMBC previously the Governor’s Cup home in the 2007 and 2008 campaigns.