UMBC has a proud tradition of successful student-athletes and is currently experiencing tremendous growth. UMBC fields 19 intercollegiate athletic teams competing at the Division I level in the America East Conference and 26 intramural and club sports teams. At the heart of our athletic program are the more than 1,100 student-athletes representing the University on our athletic fields and in the classroom. In order for these young men and women to continue to succeed, we must increase our external support and department resources. The need for support has never been greater, largely due to the success the Retrievers have recently experienced.
With limited funding through University and State resources, the UMBC Athletic Department relies on the generosity of individuals to secure the financial backing necessary for our student-athletes to achieve the highest standards of athletic competitiveness and academic achievement. Gifts made to UMBC Athletics are managed in accordance with the University of Maryland Foundation's official policies and procedures and approved Athletic Department guidelines, and are utilized to expand scholarship opportunities for student-athletes, maintain and improve physical facilities, provide academic support programming and enable UMBC to compete in the America East Conference.
Today's student-athletes face more challenges than ever. Along with the high demands of their sports - practice, training, travel, community involvement and competition - it is our student-athletes' greatest responsibility and commitment to achieve academic success. The involvement and financial support of alumni, families and fans will enable our student-athletes to achieve high marks in the classroom.
Benefits of giving to UMBC Athletics can include the following:
- Ensuring the continued academic and athletic success of our student-athletes and our athletics program
- Contributing to the educational opportunities of future employees and leaders of our community
- Improving the experience of UMBC student-athletes
- Building relationships within the community through your association with UMBC Athletics
- Tax deductions
- Philanthropic recognition
To support UMBC Athletics, please contact Kelly Fahey, Assistant Athletic Director, Development at (410) 455-3389 or kfahey1@UMBC.edu. On behalf of our coaches and student-athletes, we thank you in advance for demonstrating your commitment to academic and athletic excellence by giving to UMBC Athletics.