The RISE Campaign is the most ambitious comprehensive fundraising effort in Towson University’s history. These are the stories of those who are making this campaign a success—and the ways that the campaign is shaping the university’s future.

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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.”

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“I thought that it was the right time to make a substantial commitment to TU’s future and hope it inspires others to support the TU. My goal is that a fellow alum will quickly follow my gift with an even larger gift.”

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A chance encounter reconnected Tom Beyard ‘77 with TU, resulting in $1M gift. Tom found a passion in giving to TU women’s basketball and the athletic program and, as a result, has become an ambassador for Tiger Athletics.

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