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Ways to Give

The benefits associated with giving are great! Below are ways you can support University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health’s (UM UCH) mission to provide unparalleled healthcare to our community.

Gifts of Cash, Gifts of Stock, and In-Kind Donations:
Checks and money orders can be made payable to:

The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation
520 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Suite 405
Bel Air, Maryland 21014

If applicable, please note the program you would like to designate your funds to on the memo line of your check. Please do not mail cash. All undesignated donations will go to where the need is greatest. To discuss how your gift of in-kind goods and services can benefit UM UCH, please contact the Foundation Office at 443-643-3460.

Champions of Care / National Doctor’s Day Gifts

A way to say thank you for special care – Now, through the Champions of Care program, you can recognize an UM UCH team member, physician, or department who provided special care for you or someone you know. By making a gift to the Foundation in their honor, you can put your thanks in writing and we’ll personally pass it along to the person or department you choose to honor. Your gift is also an investment in Upper Chesapeake Health’s mission to provide unparalleled healthcare services to our community – supporting employee and community health education, equipment, and patient programs. Click here to recognize your Champion of Care.

Circles of Support:
As a member of UM UCH’s Circles of Support, you join a very special group of benefactors, all who have pledged their leadership support to UM UCH. Circles of Support members receive special recognition for their commitment to our mission. Through your annual gift of $1,000 or more, you and other Circles of Support members make a powerful statement, ensuring extraordinary healthcare programs and services for our community.  To join Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation’s ‘Circles of Support’ Leadership Donor Recognition Society, click here.

Tributes and Memorials:
Celebrate, honor or remember someone special. When you make a memorial or tribute gift, an acknowledgement card will be sent to the designated person or family, without referencing the gift amount. This is a convenient and thoughtful way to show how much you care.  For more information or discuss a gift call 443-643-3460 or email To make a secure, online donation, click here.

Planned Giving:
Making a donation through a planned gift is an ideal way to create a legacy of support for UM UCH while providing for your own future and that of your beneficiaries. If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits associated with making a planned gift, please contact Ken Ferrara at 443-643-3460 or

All donors who choose to make a planned gift in support of Upper Chesapeake Health become a member of The Archer Society, UM UCH’s Planned Giving Society.

Sponsor an Event
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Matching Gifts:
An easy way to double your gift! Many businesses encourage charitable giving by matching their employees’ personal donations. When making a gift, please check with your human resources department to see if your organization sponsors a matching gift program.

Fundraise on behalf of Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation.
From hosting a dinner party, to organizing a walk or golf tournament, to donating proceeds from product sales, there are countless ways you can raise funds to help further the mission of UCHF.

Third Party Events should complement the mission, image, and core values of UCHF. Any individual or organization who wishes to host an event or promotion benefiting UCHF must receive approval from UCHF in advance. Please contact the Foundation Office at 443-643-3460 to discuss your fundraising ideas in greater detail. Together we can make a difference!

Volunteer with us! Interested in getting involved and giving back to the community? To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation, contact 443-643-3460 or email

Our Events

Events are a great way to showcase community partners and donors while supporting UM UCH’s mission to provide unparalleled healthcare to our community. Upcoming Events

Join your neighbors, your friends, and this great community in support of The Kaufman Cancer Center at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) and Cancer LifeNet at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health.

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