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Ways to Give

A gift to the University Libraries is a gift to the entire university 

The quality of the library system at the University of Maryland deeply affects the success of our scholars in exploring the world's knowledge, generating new ideas and creating solutions for society's problems.

The achievement of greatness has become daunting in today's world, driven by the vastness of the printed and digital record that documents the world's knowledge base. The great expectations we have for the University of Maryland are inextricably linked to our ability to assure great libraries.

If you have questions or are interested in designating a gift to support a specific collection or area of interest, please contact us and we will gladly assist you.

For more information regarding the donation of materials, please click here.  

Payment Options

Give your way: Choose the payment method that's best for you.

Check, money order or credit card payments

Give Online: Use our simple and secure online form to make a credit card gift to the University of Maryland Libraries that can quickly go to work to support the programs you care about.
Mail Your Gift: If you prefer to mail your gift, please print this form and send it with checks (made payable to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc.), money orders or credit card payments to:

University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc.
Office of Gift Acceptance
4603 Calvert Road
College Park, MD 20742

(Tax ID 52-2197313)

Gifts of Stock
Other than cash, securities (stock shares, mutual fund shares, bonds) are the most popular asset to fund charitable gifts. Complete the securities transfer form and follow the instructions to submit your gift.

Bank Wire Transfers
Financial institutions provide minimal information on wire transfers, so to ensure proper disposition of your gift, please contact us for detailed instructions by following the information on this link.

Matching Gifts
Supplement your gift by taking advantage of your employer's matching gift program. It is a way to quickly and easily increase your gift to the university while boosting your share of philanthropy's greatest benefit: personal satisfaction.

More than 33,000 companies match charitable gifts made by their employees, retirees and board members.

Search our online database to find out if your (or your spouse's) employer matches. The search engine will also tell you exactly how to take advantage of this opportunity.

Whether the ratio is 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 or more, matching gifts allow:

  • you to significantly increase your contribution at no additional cost to you
  • your employer to encourage your philanthropic spirit
  • the university to successfully pursue its mission of academic excellence

If you have any questions about matching gifts, call 301.405.7749.

Planned Giving: Making a Difference for the Future
Given the opportunity, most people would like to leave a legacy and advance the missions they support during their lives. Planned giving is a process of considering what and when to give, as well as how to structure charitable gifts to meet personal financial goals.

Through planned giving, it is possible to:

1) make gifts to Maryland larger than you can afford through immediate outright contributions;
2) retain control and use of assets you plan to donate later;
3) receive lifetime income for yourself and your family; or
4) reduce income taxes, gift taxes or estate taxes.

Click here for suggested language to include the University Libraries in your will.

Corporate and Foundation Giving
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations works to strengthen mutually beneficial corporate and foundation relationships for the university. It focuses on financing research through grants, contracts and giving that advances strategic objectives across the university.

For more information, contact Corporations and Foundation Development at 301.405.1990.