Recently, the Chapter of Black and Latino Alumni hosted their annual Jazz Brunch. The event brings together alumni from across the years for fellowship and food. It is also an opportunity to raise money and awareness for the Second Generation and Esperanza Scholarships. Thanks to attendees at this year’s event, the Chapter was able to raise $1,000 for those funds.
For many of our alums, giving back to UMBC is an important part of acknowledging all they’ve received in their lives. “My experience as an undergraduate student at UMBC was not only memorable but life changing,” says Dr. Yvette Mozie-Ross ’88, health science and policy. “By giving back, I’m able to pay it forward to ensure that others are able to share in this remarkable experience.”
Our alumni and donors know that by investing in UMBC, they are making a difference for future generations.
“Each time I return to campus, I feel a sense of pride for UMBC’s tremendous growth. I want to play a part in UMBC’s advancement by remaining connected to the institution that helped shape my professional and personal development,” says Dr. Tamara L. Lewis ’92, psychology. “Giving back and saying ‘thank you’ are two important lessons my parents taught me as a child. I believe it’s important for alumni to give both of their time and monetary donations, no matter how small. Every donation helps UMBC remain in the forefront of producing tomorrow’s leaders.”