Combined Community Campaign

Making Sense of Your Charitable Giving Choices

Here's all the information you need to make appropriate decisions about your charitable giving.

What is the Combined Community Campaign?

The Combined Community Campaign—Give to Our UMUC Family, Give to Our Community—is a joint philanthropic initiative that comprises the Maryland Charity Campaign and the UMUC Faculty and Staff Campaign. It gives UMUC staff and faculty the opportunity to participate in supporting UMUC students and programs and not-for-profit organizations throughout the state of Maryland.

What is the Maryland Charity Campaign?

The Maryland Charity Campaign is a workplace charitable-giving program that offers state employees the opportunity to contribute to charities throughout Maryland by using the convenience of payroll deduction or making outright gifts. Currently, more than 900 charities participate in the campaign. Last year, UMUC employees reached a 7.8 percent participation rate and raised more than $17,800 in support of many worthwhile causes throughout Maryland.

What is the Faculty and Staff Campaign?

The UMUC Faculty and Staff Campaign is an annual fundraising effort that allows faculty and staff to provide financial support for students and programs across the university. Gifts from faculty and staff have supported the Cyber Padawans, the UMUC Dragon Boat Team, and the Friends of the Arts Program, as well as a number of graduate, undergraduate, and military-affiliated scholarship funds. Several scholarships have been created by UMUC faculty and staff or in their honor. Last year, support from the UMUC Faculty and Staff Campaign totaled $70,000, benefiting programs and providing critical scholarships for students in need.

How do the Maryland Charity and the Faculty and Staff Campaigns fit together?

The Maryland Charity Campaign and the UMUC Faculty and Staff Campaign both enable employees to give back and make a difference in the lives and futures of the citizens of Maryland and students at UMUC. This year we are asking faculty and staff to consider making two gifts–one to support our UMUC family through the Faculty and Staff Campaign, and another to support our Maryland community through the Maryland Charity Campaign. Each gift makes an impact and is truly appreciated.

What is UMUC's goal?

The Maryland Charity Campaign goal is to achieve 10 percent staff and faculty participation.

The UMUC Faculty and Staff Campaign goal is to raise $75,000.

How can I give?

To contribute to the Maryland Charity Campaign, visit

You will need your UMUC e-mail address to log in and will be prompted to create or enter your password.

The 2016 Giving Guide provides a complete list of charities to which you can designate your contribution, as well as instructions and answers to frequently asked questions.

To contribute to UMUC, go to the Faculty and Staff Campaign Donation Form.

To give through payroll deduction, you must also complete the payroll deduction card found in your UMUC Faculty and Staff Campaign packet. If you don’t have a payroll deduction card, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.

To make a one-time gift, just click on the "GIVE NOW" button at the top of the page.

To determine how you want to designate your contribution, review the list of funds and areas in need of support.

Can I give to UMUC through the Maryland Charity Campaign?

You can support UMUC through the Maryland Charities Campaign by using the code 521125663CF (University of Maryland University College Foundation). However, since gifts made through the Maryland Charity Campaign go to the area of greatest need, this option does not allow you to designate your contribution to a particular scholarship or program.

Contribute to the Combined Community Campaign today. Click on the GIVE NOW button on the top of this page, or visit the pages listed under Combined Community Campaign Quick Links.

Combined Community Campaign Quick Links

Maryland Charity Campaign

UMUC Faculty and Staff Campaign Donation Form

Funds to Support

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