Dear Donors and Alumni, 

Dean PostmusFor more than 60 years, our supporters have had a transformative impact on the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Donors provide critical resources that support students, research, and community outreach programs – all of which enhance high quality social work education and training.  

You can read some of the ways you have made an impact on the students, staff, and faculty below during the 2022-2023 fiscal year (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023). This is just a small snippet of the impact that our donors and supporters have on the School and on the students, staff, and faculty who are committed to their work.   

Every gift you make – no matter the amount – makes an impact for the School, now more than ever. Thank you so much for your investment in the next generation of social workers.


Judy L. Postmus, PhD, ACSW 
Dean and Professor 

SSW At a Glance 2022-2023 Infographic

Caption: 638 total donors, 102 new donors, 29 new alumni donors, 111 donors increased their giving in FY23, 145 donors in the Dean’s Circle of Donors - Society of supporters who give $1,000 or more to the School of Social Work, $100 is the most common gift size, $82 average gift size of new alumni donors

  • $230k

    Scholarship funds

    $230k was directly distributed to privately funded scholarship recipients in 2022-2023

  • 66

    Scholarships awards

    66 privately funded scholarships awarded in 2022-2023

  • $6k+

    Student emergency funds

    $6,589 of student emergency aid disbursed

  • 120+


    Over 120 families received services from Family Connections Baltimore

  • 50+


    Over 50 social work students received training, mentorship, and direct services from the Center

  • 3k+


    3,745 Baltimore City Public School City Public Schools students received support from Promise Heights and the Positive Schools Center

  • $10k


    $10,000 in research fellowships were disbursed to support PhD students working on their dissertations

  • 2

    New endowments

    The Woodside Professorship in Financial Social Work and Economic Justice and the Focused Solutions Endowment Fund support social work research

  • 1

    RA Professorship

    The Lower Shore Clinic funded one Research Assistant Professor position for the Behavioral Health and Well-Being Lab (BHWell Lab)

  • 100


    100 textbooks were borrowed through the 2022-2023 Book Lending Initiative

  • 350


    350 people signed the JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) pledge

  • 85%


    Currently at 85% completion of recommendations from the 2019 DEI Task Force

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