Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Giving Tuesday Challenge

November 5, 2018

Giving Tuesday Challenge: Match the $10,000 donation!

An anonymous donor and longtime friend and supporter of the UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has come forward to offer a matching challenge grant of up to $10,000. When you donate between now and December 15, a contribution of equal value comes from the donor and effectively doubles the impact of your giving.

Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000. That’s $20,000 to support future environmental leaders completing their graduate work at CBL.

We’ll have a formal launch of the match challenge campaign on Giving Tuesday, November 27. Falling just after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a global charity giving initiative. Your donation - doubled by this year’s generous challenge - impacts the lives of future environmental leaders who are completing their Masters and Doctoral degrees at UMCES CBL.  

Giving Tuesday is a great time to fill the heart rather than the shopping cart.

Why I Give to Support CBL:

"My annual gift is moderate, yet it helps a student attend a conference or provides research material. I have the additional pleasure of meeting the student and following the work in a personal way."  Anne Harrison, Maryland

"I consider the environment, and the science required to understand it, both fascinating and important. I am happy to donate funds to support students and the important research at CBL."  Gary Greenwood, Virginia

"Our annual gift to the UMCES Foundation helps those in need of assistance in reaching their educational goals. Our gift supports 21st Century environmental leaders."  Dick and Sue Hu, Maryland

If you have questions or would like to contribute a check rather than give online, contact Jeane Wharton, Assistant Director, Development at  410-326-7240   Click here to make your donation online.