Philanthropist and professor shares three decades of insight in new book

By David DeWeaver In the summer of 1990, before “self-care” became a catchphrase, 22-year-old Alex Counts saw first-hand what burnout looked like. He was in Washington, D.C. working as the legislative director for an anti-hunger advocacy nonprofit called RESULTS. It was, in his words, “a preposterously senior role” for someone who’d just graduated from college the year prior. So it made sense that on a … Continue reading Philanthropist and professor shares three decades of insight in new book

Terp Thon gets closer to $1.1 million goal with Zero to Hero fundraising campaign

By Jamie Kerner Terp Thon challenged its dancers to a day of fundraising and soliciting donations “For The Kids” as part of their Zero to Hero fundraising campaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The Zero to Hero fundraising campaign is one of many push-days Terp Thon coordinates prior to its annual Dance Marathon in an effort to help reach their yearly fundraising goal. This year, the … Continue reading Terp Thon gets closer to $1.1 million goal with Zero to Hero fundraising campaign

Terp Thon raises over $125k during Day of Miracles

By Mackenzie Roche In just 24 hours, Terp Thon members raised $125,462.09 for patients at Children’s National Health System in Washington D.C.- about $25,000 more than their original fundraising goal of $100,000 and about $20,000 more than they raised at the same event last year. The day-long event, called Day of Miracles, encouraged Terp Thon members and the entire campus community to donate and raise … Continue reading Terp Thon raises over $125k during Day of Miracles

Thrift shop raises money to build schools in Honduras

In an open room on the second floor of Stamp Student Union, students sifted among rows of tables lined with dozens of t-shirts. Clothing racks displayed hanging dresses and coats in varying sizes and styles. On a table in the corner lay an assortment of odds and ends: a rubber ducky, romance novels, several pumpkin-shaped Halloween decorations and even a remote-controlled “fart machine.” Students and … Continue reading Thrift shop raises money to build schools in Honduras

Lemonade Pong Tournament Raises Money for Childhood Cancer Research

By Pearl Mak The University of Maryland’s marketing, sales and management co-ed fraternity, Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE), hosted a Lemonade Pong Tournament at La Plata Beach April 20, to raise money for children with cancer. It was the fraternity’s biggest philanthropy event of the semester. The event, which cost $5 to participate, was modeled after a beer pong game, but with water-filled cups instead of beer. In past years, the … Continue reading Lemonade Pong Tournament Raises Money for Childhood Cancer Research

Gallery: Terp Thon Raises Over $1 Million for Cancer Research

Terp Thon, a student-run organization at the University of Maryland, raised over $1 million for the Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. during their annual 12 hour dance marathon held last Saturday. The dance marathon featured a variety of performances from student groups on campus to personal stories from “Miracle Kids” – children who have recovered from being diagnosed with cancer. At the end of … Continue reading Gallery: Terp Thon Raises Over $1 Million for Cancer Research