Welcome to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation

Board Chair Geoff Gonella

As the chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees, I am delighted to introduce you to an organization and a body of dedicated volunteers whose support for the University of Maryland, College Park make possible its status as one of the nation’s preeminent public research institutions and its reputation as a global leader in entrepreneurship and innovation.

As stewards of the foundation, members of our Board of Trustees recognize their important role in advancing the university and supporting its mission in several distinct ways, including:

  • Encouraging and expanding philanthropic support for university initiatives;
  • Overseeing the investment and distribution of private gifts to the university;
  • Serving as advocates and ambassadors on behalf of the university within our communities; and
  • Leveraging our knowledge, experience and networks to assist and advise university leadership.

Our trustees are alumni, parents and friends of the university who are committed to serving the campus, its leadership, faculty and staff and especially its students. The fruits of that commitment are evident not only within the campus community but also throughout greater College Park, across the state of Maryland and beyond. As we pursue the Fearless Ideas campaign and its historic $1.5 billion fundraising goal, we are poised to help steer this extraordinary institution in expanding its mission and preparation of graduates to Do Good in the world.

I invite you to join us in support of the Black and Gold and future generations of Terps.

Geoff J. Gonella
Chair, Board of Trustees
University of Maryland College Park Foundation