University of Maryland alums are fearlessly loyal. Take Jerry, for example. In 1983, Jerry Edgley made his first gift to the University of Maryland. And 40 years later, he's still giving. In fact, he hasn't missed a year.
During Jerry's sophomore year, his father passed away, nearly forcing him to drop out due to financial hardship. But with a scholarship from the University of Maryland, Jerry was able to bridge the gap and complete his degree in 1971.
Jerry supports Maryland with small gifts every year, donating where it's needed most because he feels it is the right thing to do. Committed to helping future Terps, Jerry started giving back to UMD with whatever he could afford and kept on giving for four straight decades—a giving record at Maryland.
Today, Jerry is an executive coach teaching leaders and organizations skills to maximize their impact and accomplish their goals. And that's what he says Terps can do: If all of us give a little, it adds up to a lot.
Terps, give like Jerry!