• Message from the Chairperson 

    Dear Fellow Hawks and Hawk Supporters: umes hawks

    We are all fortunate as former students and supporters of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Maryland State College). As a part of a great academic and athletic legacy, we received an opportunity to pursue professional careers, often enjoying many accolades and benefits. The football program, a vital part of the legacy, must be restored.

    Since December 2005, Hawks have come together with a renewed commitment to restore football to our Alma Mater. The goal of this organization includes: raising funds for the reinstatement of football, supporting and promoting a program of excellence in academic and athletics, supporting the UMES Endowment Campaign, and engaging students in the tradition – the legacy. 

    Hawks for Football, Inc., a not for profit organization, has developed a Memorandum of Agreement resulting in the establishment of the Hawks For Football Quasi Endowment Fund. This endowment allows a tax-deductible contribution to the reinstatement effort and supports the school’s Fourteen (14) Million Dollar Endowment Campaign. 

    There are several fund raising efforts in place. O ne such effort is the Hawks 500 Plus Club. We are seeking an annual commitment of $1,000 from a minimum of 500 Hawks. The result will be five hundred thousand dollars a year. Remember, your pledge is counted as well as your gift in the Capital campaign. Your pledge or gifts entitles you to receive all benefits of the University, i.e. Presidents Club, tax statements and periodic reports. 

    This is not the time to hesitate on your commitment , nor your financial support. Our goal is to have an opening football game on campus by fall of 2010! Send your tax-deductible donation to: 

          UMES Foundation - Hawks For Football, Inc. 
          Alumni House One Backbone Road 
          Princess Anne, MD 21853 

    Make checks payable to the UMES Foundation Account number 4-44008. On the memo line, indicate HFF, Inc. You may also go to to make your donation by check or credit card. All requests for additional information should be directed to: or call 410 292-0941. 

    Your Fellow Alumni, 

    Bill Thompson, 
    Hawks For Football, Inc. Spokesperson 
    Director of Player Relations, Denver Broncos Joanne Johnson-Shaw, 
    Chairperson Hawks For Football, Inc.

  • Contact Information:

    UMES Foundation 
    Hawks For Football, Inc. 
    Alumni House One Backbone Road 
    Princess Anne, MD 21853

    Tel: 410-603-9670
    Fax: 410-651-6529