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Friday Five: Women Igniting Change

Friday Five: Women Igniting Change

Welcome to the Friday Five, a roundup of the best your Alumni Association and other UMD communities have to offer. From the latest events to fun facts, here are essentials in five categories for you to check out this weekend.

1. What's Happening
Women's History Month

- Alumnae Luncheon: The Value of Volunteerism — March 30 | 11:30 a.m. EDT

Join us as we hear from Marina Cooper `03 and Eileen Sien `95, dedicated volunteers with the University of Maryland and leaders in their industry as they share their stories and discuss the topic of leadership volunteerism to enhance and advance your career.

2. Quotables

Deanna Perlmutter-Tarulli '89

- Alumni Profile: Deanna Perlmutter-Tarulli '89

"When I heard that the Alumni Association wanted each regional network to spotlight an alumna for Women’s History Month, I volunteered to interview one of our Northern New Jersey board members. I thought I would be putting together a straightforward piece highlighting family, professional moments and a few Terp memories. Little did I know that I would be overwhelmed by such a unique, interesting and powerful persona.”

Rich Cohen '87, Alumni Blog. READ MORE


3. A Little Fun

Giving Day UMD 2022
- Giving Day Smashes Fundraising Record With $3.75M Total

"The University of Maryland raised a record-shattering $3,753,152 in its annual one-day fundraising marathon, marking the second year in a row that Giving Day donations jumped by about $1 million. The wave of support from 8,875 individual donors on Wednesday will send much-needed funding to more than 380 academic units, programs, scholarships and outside-the-classroom experiences."



4. In Your Terp Community

Chelsea Brown MPM '21

- Women Igniting Change Panel

On March 14, Terps gathered to listen to a panel of Fearless women Terps discuss their experiences in the non-profit and social impact world. This event was hosted by the Student Alumni Leadership Council in partnership with the Do Good Institute. See the event recap album for a look back at an exceptional event, and read more about the panel on The Diamondback.



5. Friendly Reminders

Black Alumni Weekend — April 22-24, 2022
- Early Bird Pricing Ends April 1

Black Alumni Weekend is coming your way April 22-24! Join us for a weekend filled with music, dancing, Terp connection and more. Register by April 1 to lock in early-bird pricing.


That's it for this week, Terps. Make sure to check back with us every Friday, and update your information in the alumni directory to always receive the latest from your Alumni Association. Have a lovely weekend!



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