How Can Donors Impact the Behavioral Health and Well-Being Research Center (BHWell)

Thank you for considering a contribution in support of behavioral health and well-being research initiatives with the Behavioral Health and Well-Being Research Center, located at University of Maryland School of Social Work. We are grateful to have connections with you as you share our commitment to conduct research, evaluation and training to improve services for individuals, families, workplaces and communities. There are so many ways that you can make a difference and we appreciate your support!  

2022-2023 BHWELL highlightsHow Donors Impact BHWell 

Check out our impact from 2022-2023By providing financial support for BHWell, you advance research, evaluation and training that impacts essential services for individuals, families, and communities. There are different ways to support collaborative research, training, and education: 

BHWell Research Impact Fund 

By providing flexible support for BHWell, you’re helping us stay nimble and responsive as we strive to meet our mission of advancing behavioral health and promoting well-being across the lifespan.

Gifts to this fund support activities such as creating and piloting an innovative research idea, an educational request from a student or perhaps the community expansion of BHWell programming. 

Scholarship and Stipend Support

Donors can provide scholarship and stipend support for MSW and PhD students who are working closely with BHWell faculty associates. Stipends compensate students for their work on research projects. Scholarships are an important way to reduce students’ financial burden as they study for their graduate (or post-graduate) degree. Both are critical needs to support the development of future social work behavioral health and well-being researchers and practitioners.

Funding for student support can also help students attend national and international conferences where they can present their research, learn from leaders in the field and generate thought and interest for improving the field.  

Click here to give to the BHWell Research Impact Fund

Endowment Support

Supporters can also establish endowment funds that provide a continuous source of funding for BHWell. Endowment donors can fund permanent, full-time named professors, research assistants/associate professors, and/or postdoctoral fellows who conduct and assist in impactful community-engaged research projects. Donors may choose to establish endowments to solidify their legacy and commitment within the School of Social Work, while actively building the social work research workforce of the future.  

Please contact Chrishna Williams, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at if you are interested in supporting BHWell through endowment funds. 

Interested in a Specific Area of Research?

Some donors may want to invest in research programs that are personally meaningful to them, such as research on a behavioral health issue that has impacted a family member or is linked to a corporate wide initiative or organizational change goal. For example, BHWell can create project-based work such as literature reviews, evaluations and small pilot studies for their programs. Together with BHWell faculty and students, funding can be directed to work on resolving specific complex problems, while also advancing the research field.  

As a donor  to BHWell, your support directly impacts social work research, education, faculty excellence, and student scholars.  

Please contact Chrishna Williams, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at if you are interested in supporting BHWell through philanthropic opportunities. 



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