Creating a new way to engage UMD students in philanthropy, the Do Good Challenge inspires Terps to make the greatest social impact they can for their favorite cause. The innovative prize competition is run by the UMD School of Public Policy’s Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership in partnership with the Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for Social Value Creation with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management as the premier sponsor.
During the 2014 competition period, between Feb. 10 and April 6, student participants organized thousands of volunteers who worked for more than 12,000 hours and raised more than $110,000 for charitable causes both locally and across the globe.
The competition supports the university’s culture of philanthropy, innovation and entrepreneurship. During the finals, UMD President Wallace Loh said, “Our job is not only to develop the mind, but to develop the heart … Being in America is not a spectator sport, it implies active citizen engagement.”
A clip from the Boomer & Carton radio show following the Do Good Challenge