University of Maryland

What is it?

The Do Good Challenge is an eight-week competition created by UMD students to encourage their peers to Do Good. 

Entering its fourth year of existence, the Do Good Challenge is excited to partner with Morgan Stanley to host this year’s Challenge.

With over $20,000 of total prize money on the line and a chance to get your organization’s name out in front of a panel of high-profile judges and hundreds of supporters and professionals at the Finals, it’s an opportunity you can’t miss.

New Year. New Format. Do Good.

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The Do Good Challenge is open to all University of Maryland undergraduate and graduate students.

Each team must have 50% or more UMD students as members.

Previous first place winners may not compete for the same cause; however, they may compete in a new team for a different cause.


All teams must keep records throughout the Challenge. Information may include:

  • Total funds raised
  • Number of volunteers involved
  • Number of people helped
  • Activities conducted

For more information about things you can do to improve your project, go to our resources page.

Teams will be evaluated by a panel of Do Good Challenge staff to determine twelve semi-finalists.

Each semi-finalist will be asked to present in front of this panel. Teams must:

Following team presentations, the panel will determine six finalists. Each finalist will be asked to present in front of a panel of celebrity judges and an audience of hundreds at the Finals in Late Spring.