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Pines: Help Our Community Through Maryland Charities Campaign

By Maryland Today Staff

University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to faculty and staff today:

In my short time as president of the University of Maryland, we have all faced challenging moments—from the two pandemics of COVID-19 and the long-festering wounds of racial injustice, to the challenges of starting classes both virtually and in-person. As we proceed with the fall semester, I now ask you to turn your attention to people who need our help. Please give to the charities that serve our greater community through the Maryland Charities Campaign (MCC), also known as the UMD Community Campaign.

Now is the time to give to our community members in need. You can make a difference in the lives of thousands of Marylanders by supporting the many MCC charities. From helping to feed the hungry to supporting mental health, your donation has the power to impact many. As Maryland's flagship university, we should strive to go above and beyond to help.

MCC offers more than 1,000 well-known charities to support, and you are encouraged to donate to one you care about. Need guidance? You can choose from one of the staff-suggested charities listed below that help protect children, feed Maryland families, support mental health across the state, and protect women and children in abusive situations.

  • CASA - Prince George's County Inc. (MCC Code/EIN: 521772617)
  • Maryland Food Bank Inc. (MCC Code/EIN: 521135690)
  • EveryMind Inc. (MCC Code/EIN: 520681147
  • House of Ruth Maryland (MCC Code/EIN: 521100236)

How can you start helping? Please visit to make a contribution to a charity of your choice. If you have any questions, please reach out to Meredith Garfield in the Office of Annual Giving at

Together, we can make a difference across the state of Maryland and show as a family that we are #TerrapinSTRONG!

Go Terps!


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Darryll J. Pines
President, University of Maryland

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