USM Office of Advancement

Office of Advancement

The Office of Advancement is comprised of multiple departments, which have been listed below, with their corresponding points of contact.

Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations

USM Advancement staff work to forge relationships with the private sector and the foundation community for the benefit of the USM's 13 degree-granting and research institutions as well as the Shady Grove and Hagerstown Regional Learning Centers.

Marianne Horrigan
Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement
T: 301.445.2708
F: 301.445.2738
horrigan@usmd.edu

Diana White
Manager for Strategic Initiatives
T: 301.445.1999
F: 301.445.2738
dwhite@usmd.edu

Office of Planned Giving

The Office of Planned Giving provides comprehensive services to meet the unique charitable objectives of those who would make lifetime or estate gifts that benefit the University System of Maryland or one of its component institutions.

Pamela Purcell, JD, LLM
Director of Planned Giving
T: 301.445.2720
F: 301.445.2738
ppurcell@usmd.edu

Office of Special Events

The Office of Special Events is responsible for the planning and implementation of special events hosted by the Chancellor or Board of Regents, and for special outreach initiatives.

Jenna Buttler
Director of Special Events
T: 301.445.1974
F: 301.445.2738
jbuttler@usmd.edu

Additional Resources

To download the Guests List Spreadsheet, click here

Office of Communications

The Office of Communications is responsible for coordinating and disseminating all communications on behalf of the Office of Advancement and the University System of Maryland Foundation.