Why Give

Donation Overview

As a Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund donor, you can contribute as much or as little as you desire. Your benefits of donation, however, do vary depending on your level and amount of contribution. The Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund is composed of nine levels of donation, ranging from the Director’s Circle level, where donors contribute at least $25,000 per year, to the Bronze level, where donors contribute $55 per year.

Giving Levels

Director’s Circle $25,000 or more
Top Terp $11,000 – $24,999
Coaches Club $5,500 – $10,999
Super Terrapin $2,200 – $5,499
Diamondback $1,300 – $2,199
Gold $650 – $1,299
Silver 275 $275 – $649
Silver $135 – $274
Bronze $55 – $134
*Young Alumni Program $25 (year 1 after graduation)
$50 (year 2 after graduation)
$75 (year 3 after graduation)
$100 (year 4 after graduation)
$135 (year 5 after graduation)

*same benefits as Silver donor

Click here for a full range of benefits

Direct Gifts

Contributions may be made annually or periodically, by cash, check, stock transfer or Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards. Checks should be made payable to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation. All donations must be paid in full by June 1 for the upcoming school year.

Monthly Donations

A personal checking account can be debited or a credit card can be charged a set amount every month for your convenience. Use this form to set up your account today!

Stock & Cash Transfers

Gifts can be made in the form of a stock transfer or cash wire. For instructions please click here. Please email TerrapinClub@umd.edu with transfer information.

Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund License Plates

Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund license plates are available to active Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund donors only. Call the Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund at (301) 314-7020 or stop by the Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund office to pick up the MVA application. To purchase the plates you must submit a check of $35 made payable to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation (one-time scholarship gift) and include a $25 check made payable to the MVA (vanity cost of the plate). Once the application form is completed, the Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund will forward it to the MVA. Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund license plates are assigned in sequential order, therefore, it is not possible for the MVA to assign you a specific tag number.

It’s Tax Deductible.

All financial gifts to the Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund through the University of Maryland College Park Foundation are credited at full value on your University gift record. The Foundation will send you a receipt for your records. Federal income tax laws allow a charitable deduction of 80% of a total contribution to an educational institution where you receive seating rights for home athletic events as a result. All donations represent charitable contributions to Maryland Athletics, and its student-athletes and are non-refundable.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts can greatly enhance your gift’s impact and upgrade your donor level. The University of Maryland College Park Foundation qualifies for most charitable matching gift programs. If your company participates in such programs, you’ll receive Terpoint credit for the matching gift, too, once the match has been received! Contact your Human Resources department regarding your eligibility to offer a matching gift. You can also check the University of Maryland’s matching gift database to find out if your company participates in matching funds.