It’s hard to believe that our historic seven-year, $50 million campaign, Growing a University, has finally come to a close. With your help, I am proud to say WE DID IT!
From $1 to $10 million, gifts from you, our friends and alumni, have helped to put us over the top. In the current economic climate, with state and local budgets being slashed, private philanthropy is more important than ever. You not only stepped in to help us overcome this shortfall, but you also stepped up and helped us do more than achieve our $50 million goal, you helped us to exceed it.
Financial aid is a huge factor for many students, and as we have been Growing a University, you have generously supported scholarships for our growing enrollment. You have provided resources for essential faculty research and allowed us to recruit and retain the best and brightest professors. A major priority for Growing a University was to build the university’s endowment. Over the past seven years our endowment has grown from $13 million before we started the campaign to now more than $41 million. By helping to grow the endowment you have made a significant investment in the future needs of the university, our students and faculty.
But Growing a University was more than just a fundraising campaign. It was our commitment to you that regardless of the economic climate, Towson University will continue to grow and expand the outstanding programs we offer for our students and faculty as well as our outreach efforts throughout the region. Thanks to you, we are no longer Growing a University, we are now growing a community.
Molly F. Shock ‘75
Campaign Chair Growing a University – The Campaign for Towson
Office of Development
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001