Attend this exciting and inspiring event to see six final teams pitch their impact to a panel of judges and an audience of hundreds for the chance to win a share of more than $20,0000.

RSVP now for the 2019 Do Good Challenge Finals on April 25 at 6pm in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

2018 Finalists

Project Track

  • TerpThon (1st Place), a student-run organization that works to support families dealing with pediatric illness and their yearly efforts culminate in a 12-hour dance marathon

  • Scholars Promoting and Revitalizing Care (2nd Place), a student-led group that promotes the wellbeing and care of students at UMD, with a focus on mental health

  • Nourish: Mommy and Me (3rd Place): a student organization focused on providing education and healthy meals to pregnant women in need

Venture Track

  • Symbiont Health (1st Place), an organization working to accelerate the response and rescue of the elderly who lose consciousness and fall through an enhanced medical alert system

  • Synapto (2nd Place), an early stage biotech company that created a device to promote early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease through portable EEG and Machine Learning

  • Recyclify (3rd Place), a student group working to streamline and simplify the recycling process through a phone application and smart bin

2018 Showcase

  • FlushX

  • Tommy WARES

  • Students for the Advancement of Women (SAWS)

  • Science Enrichments After School (SEAS)

  • Noble Uprising

  • The Motion Project

  • Preventing Sexual Assault

  • ROOTS Africa

2018 Judges

  • Michelle Gilliard, Partner, Venture Philanthropy Partners

  • Kahlil Kettering, Urban Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy, DC/MD Chapter

  • Linda Powers, founder, Miles for Smiles

  • Dana Priest, two-time Pulitzer prize winner, John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism, University of Maryland

  • Ben Simon, CEO, Imperfect Produce

  • Jed Woelfle, CFP, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Read highlights from the 2018 Do Good Challenge Finals or watch the entire program.


Last Updated: March 12, 2019