Anchoring Our Community

Gifts are funding community-based programming and engagement and supporting TU’s position as a critical anchor institution for our community and state.

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Community-based programming and engagement activities are fueling economic and cultural leadership and helping us prepare students to lead in twenty-first century industries.

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Community-focused programs and initiatives are driving the entrepreneurial energies of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. RISE Campaign support is having a direct and positive impact on communities in our region and the state of Maryland.

Our TU community commitment is driving a wide range of initiatives including BTU Partnerships for Greater Baltimore, the StarTUp Accelerator, cultural programming, literacy, community wellbeing, entrepreneurship programming and leadership development programs.

Gifts Are Supporting These Projects

Stories that Inspire

“When I think about my legacy at TU—it is my mentors who moved me to give back. It’s a privilege. Being civically engaged in the community makes you think about how to help those who come after you. My gift funds Model UN, conferences and research positions for students.”

Lauren Calahan ’18

“TU brought me to Special Olympics—it got me to a place I love and connected me to the people and a field I love.”

Jeff Miller ’24

Towson University was the first Maryland higher education institution invited to adopt the UTeach program, which today includes 46 universities in 22 states and Washington, D.C.

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“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

TU's new state-of-the-art, entrepreneurship space will serve as TU’s front door for start-ups, small businesses and our region’s largest corporations.

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