Gifts to the English Department Program and Development Fund will help us continue to support Bartleby and other student publications and offer enrichment opportunities for students, such as a trip to an exhibit or performances. Your gift will also help us sustain faculty research and promote teaching innovation. For example:

With a gift of $50 we could help Bartleby publish on glossy paper and with color images.

With a gift of $150 we could hire a bus to send students to attend a play at the Folger Shakepeare Library or Center Stage.

With a gift of $500 we could support a group of faculty developing exciting new teaching methods using digital technology.

With gift of $1000 we could send a faculty member to perform crucial research in a distant archive.

You can make a one-time or recurring gift by visiting the giving site at or for alumni at Simply click on “Make a Gift” and write “English Department Program and Development Fund” in the “Other Designations” field. You will receive an immediate e-mail confirmation of your gift, followed by a thank you and receipt from UMBC within a few weeks, which you may use for tax purposes. Be assured that 100% of your gift will come to the English Department to help support its programs and development.

Checks should be made payable to the UMBC Foundation and mailed with a completed gift form to:

UMBC Foundation Office of Institutional Advancement UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
8th Floor Administration Building
Baltimore, MD 21250

Be sure to write the name of your gift designation, “English Department Program and Development Fund,” in the memo area of the check.