ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE THAT WORKS
Supporting Achievement, Innovation and Community at
The University of Baltimore
For nearly 100 years, The University of Baltimore has excelled in developing leaders in Baltimore and beyond. UBalt is nationally recognized for serving career-focused working adults, and our approach to education is different by design.
The Office of Advancement works to connect donors with philanthropic causes to ensure their gifts not only reflect their unique vision and goals, but also have a positive impact on the University, the community, the region and beyond.
Click below to learn more about targeted giving opportunities that are available through dedicated special funds for specific schools or divisions.
H. David & Helaine S. Gann Scholarship (School of Law)
Katrina J. Dennis Memorial Scholarship (School of Law)
Real Estate Fellows and Venture Challenge (Merrick School of Business)
Second Chance College Program (College of Public Affairs)
Threshold, Inc. Barbara A. Green Scholarship
UBSPI (School of Law)
Adam's grandmother, Helaine Gann, was one of our strongest supporters as a couple. In fact, our wedding bands originally belonged to her mother and father. She was overjoyed that we were continuing the family tradition in that way.
She wanted desperately to be at our wedding ceremony in Michigan, but she had a number of health issues last summer that prevented her from traveling. She passed away less than 24 hours after we were married, so she will always be on our minds as we celebrate our anniversary.
Helaine was the life of every party she attended, and we are confident that she would appreciate being included in our anniversary celebration through contributions to this scholarship fund. It was her charity of choice in life and now commemorates her along with Adam's grandfather, David.
Your gift supports the H. David & Helaine S. Gann Scholarship Fund, which grants scholarship support to deserving University of Baltimore School of Law students with financial need.
The University of Baltimore School of Law gives students the opportunity to learn legal doctrine and to engage in hands-on lawyering through traditional study as well as experiential learning. Everyone at UBalt is grateful for your generous support.
Make a gift of support to the H. David & Helaine S. Gann Scholarship.
Katrina J. Dennis passed away on Aug. 31, 2020. A 2004 cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, she went on to a distinguished legal career noteworthy for her activism and leadership.
Before becoming a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein and Lehr LLP, she was the first African American principal at the law firm Kramon & Graham. She was appointed to a number of boards and commissions including the Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission and the Board of Directors of the Maryland Transportation Authority.
Katrina volunteered her time and talent to numerous programs designed to inspire young people, women, and African Americans throughout Maryland.
She served on the board for the Baltimore City Head Start program, and on the executive committees of the Baltimore Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Omega Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She was also named a 2017 Distinguished Woman by the Girls Scouts of Central Maryland.
As a member of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, her belief in the importance of education was undeniable. She served as a member of the Organization and Compensation and Education Policy and Student Life committees. She also chaired the Coppin State University Presidential Search Committee.
Please help us recognize Katrina's many contributions to the community and to the legal profession with a gift in her memory. Your generous donation will preserve her legacy by contributing to The Katrina J. Dennis Memorial Scholarship, which will help four students attend the UBalt School of Law.
Make a gift of support to the Katrina J. Dennis Memorial Scholarship.
The University of Baltimore Real Estate Fellows and Venture Challenge works to address critical development needs within Baltimore's middle-market neighborhoods.
UBalt students and alumni participate in a one-week mentoring program with seasoned professionals from the metro area. Fellows identity a neighborhood, create a project, complete a development plan and develop an application for financing. Then they pitch their proposals with the winning pitch receiving the necessary financing up to $1 million in a Guidance Line of Credit from Baltimore Community Lending to proceed with the project.
Your gift ensures participants have access to the resources, community leaders, and hands-on experiences and training that make this program a win-win for students and the community.
Make a gift of support to the Real Estate Fellows and Venture Challenge.
Five years ago, The University of Baltimore was given the opportunity to participate in the U.S. Department of Education's Second Chance Pell Pilot, a program to offer post-secondary correctional education to incarcerated individuals prior to their release.
UBalt's Second Chance College Program is an amazing opportunity for the program's students and for the university. As of the spring 2021 semester we have 48 students who will study toward a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Administration degree at JCI, a medium security prison for men located approximately 15 miles outside of Baltimore City. While taking courses, students receive academic support from UBalt faculty and staff, community volunteers, and their incarcerated peers.
UBalt President Kurt L. Schmoke says Second Chance "is representative of the many ways in which the University of Baltimore responds to the needs of our city and state." Your generous tax-deductible donation to the Second Chance Program, when combined with those from other donors, will help provide postsecondary education to these students and potentially change their lives once they leave JCI. Thank you for partnering in this important initiative!
Make a gift of support to the Second Chance College Program.
Barbara A. Green dedicated her life to the improvement of Baltimore City and its residents. Her involvement in local organizations, volunteerism and commitment to Baltimore led her to public service and working for the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals and the City Pension Board.
She championed the rights of women and people of color, but she was especially passionate about educating Baltimore's children. Because she was such a staunch activist for public education, the Threshold, Inc. Barbara A. Green Scholarship was established in her memory in 2016.
"In politics and public service, activism can make the difference between a good idea and an effective policy," says University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke. "Through this scholarship, we are finding the Barbara Greens of tomorrow—those whose passion is matched by their pragmatism, and whose potential for leadership needs only that spark to come to life. I'm lucky enough to have known the original, and now the University is in a position to encourage others who will follow in her footsteps. It seems to me that this is the very essence of our institution."
The scholarship supports deserving students at The University of Baltimore who have graduated from a Baltimore City high school.
Your gift not only honors Ms. Green, you are making a positive impact on the Baltimore City youth who will benefit from your generosity.
Make a gift of support to the Threshold, Inc. Barbara A. Green Scholarship
For more than 25 years, The University of Baltimore School of Law has inspired students to serve as leaders in the pro-bono community through UBalt Students for Public Interest (UBSPI). UBSPI provides summer fellowships to students interested in pursuing public service careers, giving them valuable hands-on experience prior to graduation.
Your gift to UBSPI provides the essential funding needed for our law students to participate and make a difference during their summer internships at public interest organizations, including:
• Legal Aid Bureau
• Public Justice Center
• United States Coast Guard
• Kids in Need of Defense
• Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Because many of these organizations cannot afford to compensate our students for their valuable work, gift of all sizes help cover living expenses while working to obtain equal representation in the justice system for the underprivileged.
Click here to learn more about our UBSPI students and their inspiring stories.
Make a gift of support to UBSPI.