Giving to the Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences is easy! Give online via the links on this page, or send a check made out to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation (with the fund name on the memo line) to:
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
Office of External Relations
0145 Tydings Hall
7343 Preinkert Dr.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
To explore how to help HESP work to improve the lives of people with communication disorders, please contact Professor and Chair Rochelle Newman at rnewman1 [at] umd [dot] edu, or visit hesp.umd.edu.
The Hearing and Speech Fund, which supports the operations and advancement of the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, as well as supporting new initiatives. Give to the Hearing and Speech Fund.
The Hearing and Speech Student Research Fund, which supports student research initiatives for students within the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland. Give to the Hearing and Speech Student Research Fund.
The HESP Student Support Fund, which strengthens the operations and advancement of the department, with a particular focus on supporting students. Give to the HESP Student Support Fund.
The Hearing and Speech Clinic Fund, which supports the operations and priorities of the Hearing and Speech Clinic in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences. Give to the Hearing and Speech Clinic Fund.
The Language-Learning Early Advantage Program (LEAP) Fund, which provides financial support for activities, research and other program initiatives that will enhance our award-winning preschool and impact the lives of children with communication disorders. Give to the Learning Early Advantage Program (LEAP) Fund.
The Language-Learning Early Advantage Program (LEAP) Preschool Amazon Wishlist, through which supporters can purchase items online that will direclty benefit the program. Give through the LEAP Preschool Amazon Wishlist.
The Maryland Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence (MCICE) Fund will provide operational support to enhance that Center's research, clinical and educational activities. Give to the Maryland Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence (MCICE) Fund.
The MCM Fund for Student Research Excellence allows our students to conduct their own research projects. It provides funds for supplies, equipment, travel and other expenses that will enhance student research. Give to the MCM Fund for Student Research Excellence.
The Paul and Martina Rao Graduate Student Fellowship for Hearing and Speech Sciences Fund provides funds for an annual award for speech-language pathology graduate students who demonstrate leadership potential and show an interest in neurogenic communication disorders. Give to the Paul and Martina Rao Graduate Student Fellowship for Hearing and Speech Sciences Fund.
The Karin E. Young Memorial Endowment for Hearing and Speech Sciences Fund was established in honor and remembrance of Mrs. Karin E. Young. This funds provides scholarships for undergraduate students in Hearing and Speech Sciences who are interested in pursuing a career in audiology. Give to the Karin E. Young Memorial Endowment for Hearing and Speech Sciences Fund.
The University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium is an interdisciplinary group of researchers in the Departments of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Psychology, Human Development, Linguistics, Kinesiology, and Special Education at the University of Maryland. Its goal is to advance the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders in children and adults, and to contribute to the development of effective treatments and interventions. Its research examines the social, cognitive, linguistic, and neural underpinnings of autism. Give to the University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium (UMARC) Fund.
The Friedman Family Current Use Fund: Martin S. Friedman '92 and Dina Friedman established the Friedman Family Current-Use Fund in October 2019 to support operations, personnel and sustainability of the SIGNA (Student Interaction Group Network for All) program in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences. Supporting neurodiverse students, SIGNA provides social communication, executive functioning and self-advocacy skills training and support through individual and group settings. The Friedman Family aims for this fund to help neurodivergent young adults succeed at UMD and beyond. Give to the Friedman Family Current Use Fund.