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Terp Thon is the largest student-run philanthropic organization at the University of Maryland. Year-round fundraising efforts culminate in a 12-hour Dance Marathon each March where students stand in support of current and former patient families of Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Terp Thon hosted various events, fundraising activities, and awareness campaigns including Hoops for The Kids: Lights n’ Sirens Edition, in partnership with the College Park Police and Fire Departments and Rush to Raise, a Greek chapter competition that raised more than $60,000 in just 24 hours. All funds go directly to the Children’s National Health System with previous years’ contributions resulting in the opening of the Fetal Medicine Institute and the purchase of new echocardiograms for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Terp Thon engaged with more than 30 patient families, registered more than 3,000 University of Maryland students for the Dance Marathon, and raised over $1,000,000 – all For the Kids.


Sarah Neukbecker
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Do Good Challenge, Mini-Grants