Support Our Ministry


Support our ministry by donating to the chaplaincy!  Gifts can be earmarked for the CARing project, En Camino, Joyful Noise, the Platz Endowment Fund, or leave the space blank to have your funds go to the most urgent programs.  You can use the Paypal link below, or send a check made out to Lutheran Campus Ministry, 2103 Memorial Chapel, College Park, MD 20742.


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The students love to eat!  Would you or your church like to sponsor one of our Tuesday night meals?  This is a great way to give to the students and get to know them!



Every summer we collect backpacks and school supplies for children in need in Langley Park.  We fill the backpacks with the necessary school supplies that Langley Park/McCormick Elementary School has required.  In 2012, we filled over 300 backpacks!  Additional school supplies are sent to church ministries in Baltimore.  Would you or your church like to collect supplies to help out?  Email our office (

Joyful Noise:


Every month, Joyful Noise travels to churches in the area to perform.  Would your church like host them?  It is a great opportunity to host UMD students, hear about the ministry, and enjoy their musical gifts.  Email the office if interested (



After hearing stories from Langley Park/McCormick Elementary School about the many children who regularly came to school unprepared for the cold weather, we began collecting warm coats, gloves and hats for the students.  Do you or your church want to help collect coats?  In the 2012-2013 season, we collected over 100 coats for the children!




As part of the CARing project, we maintain a library for the kids to use and take home books to read at home.  Gently used or new books should be for 2nd through 6th graders. 

Elizabeth Platz Endowment Fund


Make a lasting donation to Lutheran Campus Ministry!  Elizabeth Platz served as University of Maryland Chaplain for 47 years!  Pr. Platz was ordained as the first female Lutheran Pastor in the Western Hemisphere at Maryland’s own Memorial Chapel.  Upon retiring in June, 2012, the University of Maryland and the Directing Committee of Lutheran Campus Ministry at UMD bestowed upon her the honor of Chaplain Emerita (only the second chaplain at UMD to receive that honor).  Her dedication and service to the campus community and the church has been an example to all.