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Please make checks payable to: “UMBC Foundation.” In the memo line, please designate either “Department of American Studies” or the “Orser Center.” The Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community, and Culture honors and continues the community-based work of Professor Emeritus Ed Orser in the Baltimore region.  Checks for the Orser Center can be mailed to American Studies, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Fine Arts South, Room 545A, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, attention Morgan Dowty.

Whatever the size of your gift, thank you for joining our work. You can feel confident knowing that 100% of your gift will go to support the groundbreaking and life-changing work of the Department of American Studies. Every donor makes a difference on campus and throughout the broader Baltimore community. Most importantly, every gift makes a difference to our students. We are grateful to have you with us!