More than $102 million was raised during the historic RISE Campaign, fueling TU’s ambitious vision for the future.

The RISE Campaign for Towson University

RISE Campaign Success: Answering the Call

Providing opportunity for students is at the heart of our vision for TU’s future. We are strengthening our region and state, shaping the world for the better, one student at a time. The success of the RISE Campaign is proof that when a community comes together, good things happen.

Every member of the TU community who partnered with us during the RISE Campaign plays an important part in securing bright futures for our students, faculty, staff, programs, athletic teams, alumni and for our university that is home to us all.

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Stories that Inspire

“Dr. Lawson has a passion for students and the field of OT. I wanted to be what she was for me, for my students.”

Steffi Wilson ’12

“Great leadership always matters. The Institute will serve greater Baltimore, our state, the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. It will challenge the status quo of leadership development and propel our region forward.”

Dr. Nancy Grasmick

“Financial support is huge. Traveling the country, flying to places like Colorado to compete at the University of Denver and U Mass and Duke—they are HUGE schools. It’s hard and it's expensive.”

Koby Smith ’21

“The A-List is really like a family. The community and mentorship from A-list is what got me through school. I felt like I had value—putting passion into things I cared about. I have my job at Howard County Library directly because of being an A-List.”

Ash Baker ’19

“My life changed. And I knew I would need an updated degree. Scholarships took some of the financial stress off—so I could be a better student and a better parent.”

Andrea Richie ’20

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Ash Baker with RISE shape
Andrea Richie with RISE shape
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Campaign Success

In the eight years of the RISE Campaign, TU has accelerated at a historic pace, exceeding our $100 million goal with gifts and commitments of $102,044,249. For this, we are abundantly grateful.

Your generosity and commitment are deep, your energy high and determination unwavering. The RISE Campaign is a catalyst for excellence—for our programs and for our campus. The bar has been set high for our future and its one that we embrace. Because we know this is just the beginning.

Our community rose for TU and for our future.





Rise to the challenge