Independent College Fund of Maryland has moved!
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For more than six decades, the I-Fund
has worked with Maryland’s business community and its independent colleges
and universities to expand college access, improve student success, and
prepare future leaders and skilled workers. During that time, the I-Fund has
raised more than $28 million to support the missions of Maryland’s independent
colleges and universities. About a year ago, the presidents of the member
colleges realized that the I-Fund must evolve to remain successful. On July 1, 2014, the I-Fund board approved
a restructuring plan to create efficiencies and improve the effectiveness of
the organization. Under the reorganization, the Maryland Independent College
and University Association (MICUA) serves as the resident agent of the
I-Fund, and the President of MICUA, Tina Bjarekull,
serves as the I-Fund’s Managing Director.
MICUA is devoted to serving the
interests of independent higher education and supporting the work of campus
leaders throughout the State, while the I-Fund provides college access,
choice, and opportunities by raising funds—principally from businesses and
foundations—to provide scholarships and grants to students attending I-Fund
member institutions. The new administrative structure creates a leaner, more
focused organization that better serves the students attending private,
nonprofit colleges and universities in Maryland.