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.
“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.”
“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.”
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.
Ever since he was a young boy, Tom Brewer ’94 dreamed of working in law enforcement. Unfortunately, poor vision in his left eye derailed that dream. Seven years after graduating high school, Tom started college, first at Frederick Community College and then at TU as a commuting student. “I didn’t take the traditional route,” he […] Read more.
Barbara Better is a single parent. She sacrificed so much throughout her life for her daughter, Edna Primrose ’84. She helped her, financially, to graduate from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. The degree, Edna says, changed the trajectory of her life. She is now the President and Founder of Differenza, a […] Read more.
“There is such promise in students connecting to a business idea and seeing that idea come to life.” –Suzy Ganz Suzy Ganz’s journey as an entrepreneur has provided her with a sense of purpose, fulfillment and accomplishment. But, she is quick to add, “It’s not about me.” For her it has always been about having […] Read more.
“Leadership has never been more critical” — Dr. Nancy Grasmick When Ed St. John started St. John Properties back in 1971, he was committed to giving back and his mission was education. Now, more than 50 years later, and with 22 million square feet and $4.5 billion in real estate ventures, St. John Properties cites […] Read more.