Donors may choose among many ways to make gifts to the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences throughout their lives. In addition to making an online gift, please consider the following gifting methods and opportunities. To discuss these options and other ways to give, please contact Interim Chief Development Officer for External Relations Kenny Beaver at beaver [at] umd [dot] edu or 301.405.8607.

Outright Gifts

Cash Gifts

This method of giving is simple and flexible. Make out a personal check to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, or use your credit card to make a gift online.

Checks made out to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation may be mailed to:
Jenny Kilberg
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
0145 Tydings Hall, External Relations
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gifts of publicly traded stock are a convenient way to make a gift to the College. Such charitable transfers of readily marketable securities can be conducted by you directly or through a licensed financial advisor. A gift such as this has many benefits that are determined by each donor’s portfolio.

Gifts of Real Property 

Gifts of real estate to benefit the College may be made after prior approval from the University’s Gift Acceptance Committee. A third party appraisal of the property is necessary.

Deferred Gifts


This estate gift is the oldest method of charitable giving. One may designate the College in their will, providing a gift by specific dollar amount, a specific percentage of the estate, or the remainder interest, choosing a designation of either a general or specific purpose.

Life Income Gifts

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Make a deferred gift to the College and provide yourself and/or others an income for life or a term of years by contributing assets of cash, securities or other property to a trust designed by you in concert with your financial advisors. Charitable Remainder Unitrust permits additional gifts to be made to the trust over one’s lifetime.

Charitable Gift Annuity

In return for your gift to the College, receive an annual income for one’s life and the life of another. Often funded with cash or appreciated securities, this one page agreement is simple to execute.