Naming Opportunities

A catalyst for innovation, collaboration, and knowledge.

When you create an endowment to support a space or feature at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, you’re doing more than supporting our physical buildings. You’re building upon more than 125 years of nursing excellence and supporting future generations of nurse clinicians, educators, and researchers in Maryland and beyond.

The school has various opportunities to fund a named endowment that will be your legacy in perpetuity and significantly enhance the School of Nursing’s research, education, and innovation capabilities. Your gifts help us to reinvigorate, restore, and renovate the spaces in which students learn and practice and evaluate their clinical skills every day.

Available naming opportunities include:

University of Maryland School of Nursing $50 million
University of Maryland School of Nursing Baltimore Building $25 million
Living History Museum $750,000
400-Plus-Seat Auditorium $500,000
The Impact of Your Gift
a student looks at a museum display

Maryland’s Only Museum Dedicated to Nursing

Maryland’s only nursing museum, the Living History Museum in the School of Nursing, honors the critical role of nurses and chronicles the continuing story of the profession.

The museum’s collection showcases the entire history of the school, from its origins in 1889 with its first superintendent, Louisa Parsons, a student of Florence Nightingale, to the present day. Items on display are vast — several hundred artifacts ranging from nursing uniforms to medical instruments used during nurses’ daily rounds to wartime photos collected by nurses serving in the military.

Among the holdings are wartime correspondences; late-19th-century photographs of University Hospital; documents regarding the legal battle of Esther McCready, the school’s first African-American student, to gain admittance; papers from the Alumni Association’s founding in the 1890s; and class photographs.

Visitors can view early instructional textbooks, contents from a 1910 private duty nurse’s traveling bag, and a model of Professor Emerita Mary V. Neal’s original rocking hammock, designed in the 1960s to provide vital stimulation to premature infants. Video and audio histories recount stories from past generations. Together, the exhibits weave an insightful tapestry of the nursing profession’s evolution, with the School of Nursing serving as its common thread. By providing a naming gift for this remarkable museum, you enable the school to preserve and celebrate its extraordinary past for generations to come.