“I worked with the UMBC events staff – specifically Kayla Childress – to arrange a venue for a one-night film festival. Kayla was above all, extremely helpful and professional. She laid out all the options, associated costs, availability, etc. and made sure the venue I selected for the event was the right one. And it was. Extremely fast and responsive communication. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with UMBC Event staff and Kayla.”

Cross Current Sea Kayaking

“Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall at UMBC is Baltimore’s concert venue gem! Both beautiful and comfortable, the 380-seat hall is perfect for classical guitar. The hall projects the sound of the performer extremely well, yet gives the listener–even those in the last rows–a sense of intimacy as if they are sitting up-close with the performer. Baltimore Classical Guitar Society has presented concerts at Linehan since 2018 and we look forward to continuing presenting the best classical guitarists in the world at UMBC.”

Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

“The UMBC Events Department and particularly, Kayla Childress have been wonderful to work with. Baltimore Celtic Soccer Club has been fortunate enough to establish a relationship with UMBC to utilize their fields for training and games for our teams based in the Catonsville area. Having the use of their fields has enhanced our soccer program and has allowed us to develop and foster a love for soccer to many youths in that area. The fields are well kept by the facilities department and are always prepared in advance of our use. In addition, the contract procedure is always professional and seamless. Kayla takes great attention to detail and is a joy to work with.”

Baltimore Celtic Soccer

“We rent the outdoor pool at UMBC for our high school water polo team. The staff at UMBC is great to work with, they are helpful, and supportive. UMBC provided a site for our water polo program during very challenging Covid times when our team was left without a pool.”

Mount Saint Joseph High School Water Polo

“We brought a group to UMBC to utilize their expertise and facility for a 3-day swim clinic for wounded, ill, and injured veterans. From their coaching staff, to facilities, to catering, our experience at UMBC was topnotch. They were easy to work with, accommodating, and incredibly welcoming to their facility. I’m grateful for their professionalism, kindness, and know-how to provide our participants a wonderful experience.”

Semper Fi & America’s Fund

“The Parkinson’s Foundation held its first Moving Day event at UMBC in 2022. Kayla helped us identify the right location for our event. We selected the “Quad” and found it to be the perfect place. Also, Kayla was always available to answer questions, assist with logistics and set-up of equipment. Her team had the equipment we requested on the field as scheduled for the day before our event. The grounds were beautiful and the ample space allowed attendees to relax and participate in all activities. I look forward to hosting future events at UMBC. They are top-notch when it comes to customer service and event planning.”

Parkinson’s Foundation

“Kayla and her team were wonderful to work with. She was often one step ahead of me, offering ideas that I hadn’t even thought of yet. It’s obvious that she’s an experienced conference planner and has only the best in mind for her clients.”

Anita Anderson
Executive Director
MLW, a Division of Leadership Maryland

“I wanted to take a moment at this holiday time of year and express our organization’s sincere appreciation for the use of your beautiful facilities and your organization’s support for the past 4 years! The location provides a serene setting that is close to everything, very clean and safe – it makes it easy to attract volunteers and participants alike! The friendly environment and the beauty of the campus make this ideal for our use for our fundraising walks! I believe any organization would benefit from partnering with you to have stellar events at UMBC! We are looking forward to our upcoming event at the end of May 2020 – and will be pleased to have it again at UMBC!”

David O. Vogel HDSA Chesapeake Area Volunteer Coordinator Millersville MD

“UMBC Event and Conference Services is the coolest! Their attention to detail and commitment to making our program a success is apparent throughout every step of the planning process. We’re grateful and honored to call UMBC a partner.”

Stephen Green (he/him/his)
Program Manager
PALS Programs