University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Carey Challenge


The W.P. Carey Foundation’s transformative $30 million gift was intended by the law school’s late benefactor, Wm. Polk Carey, to sustain our world class academic programs and superlative faculty. And, it was Bill Carey’s vision through this gift, to inspire alumni and friends to make their own philanthropic donations to support the law school’s pressing priorities. He put forth a challenge to the Maryland Carey Law community to raise $15 million in new gift commitments by December 1, 2020.

As of December 1, 2017, Maryland Carey Law has raised just over $30 million. Donors have provided crucial scholarship dollars, enabled ongoing faculty research, and ensured the law school maintains its standing as an outstanding legal education. They have supported new and existing initiatives and programs that provide necessary experiences to our students while making a real difference in the Greater Baltimore community.

We appreciate the support of each and every donor who has allowed us to meet, and surpass, Bill’s challenge and give special thanks to the following supporters who have made new major commitments of $25,000 or more since April 25, 2011:

  • Anonymous (2)
  • American Arbitration Association Foundation
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Megan Arthur and Patrick Madden
  • Leonard J. Attman
  • June Auerbach
  • Paul Bekman
  • Donna R. and Dr. Arnold Blaustein
  • The Campbell Foundation
  • Center of Theological Inquiry
  • Charles Crane Family Foundation, Inc.
  • The Hons. Howard and Deborah Chasanow
  • Harriet Cooperman
  • David S. Cordish
  • Jay A. Dackman
  • The Hon. Andre Davis and Jessica Strauss
  • DLA Piper, LLP
  • B. Patricia Dyson
  • Christine A. Edwards
  • Erin Michele Levitas Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Estate of The Hon. Elsbeth L. Bothe
  • Estate of Dorothy Campbell
  • Estate of Adelle M. Foreman
  • Estate of William O. Goldstein
  • Estate of Leonard Orman
  • Estate of Helen Seidman
  • Estate of Alexander D. Wilson
  • Joel D. and Ellen S. Fedder
  • Miriam L. Fisher and Lawrence J. Yumkas
  • France Merrick Foundation, Inc.
  • Gallagher Evelius & Jones
  • Brian J. Gibbons
  • Dr. Leslie B. Glickman
  • Mark A. Graber and Dr. Julia Bess Frank
  • Erwin L. and Stephanie Cooper Greenberg
  • Joseph R. Hardiman
  • Joel Ansell Harmatz
  • Caroline G. Harris
  • The Hon. Ellen M. Heller and Shalde D. Stiller
  • Henry and Nancy Hopkins
  • Prof. Alan D. Hornstein and Brenda Hornstein
  • Edward E. Houff
  • Yitai Hu
  • Institute for New Economic Thinking, Inc.
  • Institute of International Relations
  • John B. Isbister
  • Marissa Neuman Jachman
  • Jackson Lewis, LLP
  • Kramon & Graham, P.A.
  • Howard K. Kurman
  • Mary Elizabeth Kurz
  • Vincent J. Leahy, Jr.
  • Kyle P. Legg and The Hon. Benson E. Legg
  • Wende Attman Levitas
  • Linowes & Blocher, LLP
  • David M. Lynn
  • Marjorie Cook Foundation
  • Maryland Legal Services Corporation
  • Middendorf Foundation, Inc.
  • Miles & Stockbridge Foundation, Inc.
  • Elizabeth K. Moser
  • The Moser Family Philanthropic Fund
  • Network 2000 Inc.
  • Norflet Progress Fund
  • Open Society Institute – Baltimore
  • Hamish S. and Christine C. Osborne
  • Dean Pappas
  • Dr. Eric Peltosalo
  • Prof. Robert V. Percival
  • Pessin Katz Law, P.A.
  • William and Helene Pittler
  • Joanne. E and Mark E. Pollak
  • Public Welfare Foundation, Inc.
  • Gretchen Redden
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Sage Policy Group, Inc.
  • Benjamin and Rebecca Salsbury
  • Stuart and Suzanne Salsbury
  • Barbara K. Shapiro
  • Edward Manno Shumsky and Susan D. Kronick
  • Kerry D. Staton
  • Chuck and Kitty Tatelbaum
  • Donald and Leigh Tobin
  • Town Creek Foundation
  • TRACE International, Inc.
  • Marcus L. Wang
  • Arnold Weiner
  • W.P. Carey Foundation
  • Jeffrey Wyand and Dr. Roxanna Wolfe

“Doing good while doing well” was Bill’s motto and Maryland Carey Law aims to carry this on every day through the work of our faculty, students, and staff. As we strive to achieve our $60 million goal for the UMB Catalyst Campaign, we hope you will join with alumni and friends in supporting the law school. Together, we can prepare a generation of extraordinary lawyers and leaders who will shape the future.


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