Donor Recognition

University of Maryland Philanthropy Society

The University of Maryland Philanthropy Society recognizes Maryland’s most loyal and valued donors, whose support fuels our efforts to prepare the next generation of innovators, to nurture bold new enterprises, to make important scientific discoveries, to advance our culture through the arts and to foster Maryland pride. 

Whether you give every year, show a lifetime of generosity or include the university in your estate or retirement plans, the society’s giving circles honor the many ways you choose to support Maryland. We invite you to join this dedicated community of donors and help the university bring Fearless Ideas to the world.


Black and Gold Loyalty Circle

Donors who make a gift of any size in at least two consecutive fiscal years demonstrate what it means to truly believe in Maryland. For this consistent support, year after year, they are recognized in the Black and Gold Loyalty Circle. 


Colonnade Leadership Circle

Donors who give a total of at least $2,500 in a fiscal year are the pillars of our institution. For this significant show of support, they are recognized within the Colonnade Leadership Circle, affording them access to select communications, special events and exclusive experiences throughout the year.


Calvert Lifetime Circle

Donors of exceptional generosity—those whose lifetime giving of $250,000 or more has demonstrated a deep commitment to the university—are given special recognition through the Calvert Lifetime Circle, named after our university’s founder, Charles Benedict Calvert. 


Founders Legacy Circle

Donors who inform us that the university is in their estate or retirement plans ensure the future excellence of the University of Maryland. This community of supporters, recognized as the Founders Legacy Circle, enjoys exclusive events throughout the year and receives select communications, including our planned giving newsletter, Insights.