Meet the Gift Planning Team

Our gift planning staff work with donors and professional advisors every day to help craft gift plans that meet the donor’s philanthropic and financial goals. If you are interested in making a planned gift to the University of Maryland, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you have already remembered the university in your estate plans, please complete the form below so that we may welcome you as a member of the Founders Legacy Circle.

Feel free to contact any of us directly or use our Quick Contact Form. We look forward to hearing from you.


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Patricia G. Wang
Acting Executive Director
Director of Gift Planning and Estate Administration
301.405.7764
pwang1@umd.edu

Patty manages bequest administration for all planned gifts benefiting university programs and has been with the University of Maryland since 1986. She has previously served as president of the National Capital Gift Planning Council, the Washington, D.C. regional council of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. She received a bachelor’s degree from the California State University Los Angeles.

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Vikki Ismael
Director of Gift Planning
301.405.4963
vismael@umd.edu

Vikki joined the Office of Gift Planning team in February 2017, bringing 25 years of development experience to the University of Maryland. As a front-line fundraiser, she engages alumni and friends to include the University in their estate plans, working collaboratively with development officers campus wide. She is also a board member of the National Capital Gift Planning Council. A native New Yorker, Vikki received a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is a Certified Gift Planning Officer.

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Kevin J. Barry
Assistant Director of Gift Planning
301.405.3346
kbarry8@umd.edu

Kevin joined the Office of Gift Planning team in May 2018, bringing with him six years of higher education experience. He enjoys face-to-face engagement with alumni and friends of the University, assisting donors in maximizing their philanthropic impact while benefiting their own plans for both today and the future. In addition to the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, he works with donors located in the South and Southwest United States. He received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University.

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Tiffanie N. Purvis, Esq.
Assistant Director of Gift Planning
301.405.4630
tpurvis1@umd.edu

Tiffanie joined the Office of Gift Planning team in April 2018 and works with donors and alumni interested in making a planned gift to the University. She has been working in charitable gift planning for the past five years. Prior to joining our team, Tiffanie was a solo practitioner in the field of Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant Law. She received her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina A&T State University and her law degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University in Houston, where she graduated with honors. In 2017 Tiffanie won the Rising Star Award in charitable gift planning from the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners.

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Beth Winson
Manager, External Relations
301.405.5356
bwinson@umd.edu

Beth joined the Office of Gift Planning in January 2017 and manages the team's marketing, communications, and stewardship programs. She received a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and a master's degree from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.


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