Helping Hands: Dean Eddington Establishes the Student Emergency Fund

Written By: Ken Boyden, JD, EdD, Associate Dean, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series of Helping Hands stories authored by School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, students, trainees, and alumni who stepped up to assist their family and friends, colleagues, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last week, Dean Eddington announced the establishment of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Student Emergency Fund, which supports our students who have unexpected emergency expenses, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis, such as illness, the death of a family member, medical emergency, or the need for emergency housing, food or transportation.

To encourage donations to this new fund, the trustees of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, (UMBF) Inc., provided the School with $15,000 in matching funds. Due to the generous support of more than 80 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the School we have raised more than $10,000 in support of this fund. With matching funds, that brings our total to more than $20,000 to support students in need. Thank you to all who have donated!

We still have $4,000 in matching funds remaining. Any individual gift of $25 or more will be matched dollar for dollar, up to a maximum gift of $500. Please click here if you would like to make a gift today in support of our students.

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