Meet the Development Staff
It’s hard to believe that our historic
seven-year, $50 million campaign,
Growing a University, has come to a
close. With your help, I am proud to
say, “We did it!”
Whether $1 or $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 reach our goal but you also
stepped up so we could exceed it.
Financial aid is a huge factor
for many students, and during the
Growing a University campaign you
have generously supported scholarships for our growing enrollment. You
have provided resources for faculty
research and allowed us to recruit
and retain the best and brightest
professors. You have also enhanced
the university’s endowment from
$13 million seven years ago to more
than $41 million.
But Growing a University was more
than just a fundraising campaign.
It was our commitment to you that
regardless of any global economic
challenges, Towson University will
continue its outstanding programs
and outreach efforts throughout the
region. Thanks to you, we are no
longer Growing a University, we are
now growing a community.
When the campaign exceeded its $50 million
goal on June 30, we had 18 members in the
central development office. Collectively, we have
more than 130 years of experience on the Towson
campus and 100 percent participation in the
Towson Fund. On behalf of the development
staff, thank you for your commitment to bring
this campaign over the top. We look forward to
working with you to make this one of the
best years ever.
Associate Vice President for Development
The staff of the development office is always happy to help you.
Easy to be Green
AN ONLINE DONOR REPORT, ELECTRONIC GIFTS AND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
HELPS US SAVE MONEY AND RESOURCES
32 towson FALL 2011
Molly F. Shock ‘75
Growing a University –
The Campaign for Towson
As part of Towson
efforts to “Go Green,”
the Annual Report of
Donors will not be
printed this year.
Instead, the report,
Other Towson initiatives help TU go green.
Making a gift through Electronic Funds Transfer
(EFT) is convenient and eliminates the hassle of
writing a check, paying postage, or receiving a
In addition to the option of giving via credit
card through our secure online giving site, you are
also able to enroll in our recurring giving program
via electronic funds transfer from your checking
or savings account. You choose the amount and
designation, and your gifts are automatically
transferred on the schedule you set—weekly,
bi-weekly, monthly or annually—continuing as
long as you like. This method eliminates Towson’s
costs for pledge reminders, postage and other
administrative fees. What’s more, you don’t have to
think about renewing your gift every year. To enroll
now, visit www.towson.edu/supporttu.
You can also help us to reduce, reuse and recycle
by sharing your email address. By using email
for invitations, news and other communications,
we print and mail fewer pieces, which saves
money and reduces paper waste. If you have
not yet shared your email, please forward it to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.