Towson University's RISE Campaign Exceeds $100M Goal, Paving The Way For Expansions And New Initiatives


On Monday, the University announced that the RISE campaign had collected $102,044,248.55. Pictured: Towson University's historic Stephens Hall. (Image Credit: Google/ Google Maps)

TOWSON - Towson University's RISE campaign has surpassed its ambitious $100 million fundraising target, opening the door for expansive facility upgrades and innovative new programs.

On Monday, the University announced that the RISE campaign had collected $102,044,248.55. The campaign saw unparalleled success, with over 29,000 new donors rallying behind it, including 9,500 alums.

"The support of our Towson University community is incredibly special," says Melanie Perreault, interim president. "This momentous achievement would not have been possible without thousands of alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends whose generosity has paved the way for a brighter future at TU."

The following projects will be paid for using funds raised through the RISE campaign:

  • Constructing a building for the College of Health Professions that boasts 320,000 square feet of cutting-edge simulation and skills labs, patient exam rooms, lecture halls and research labs (opening 2024)
  • Creating an Athletics Academic Achievement Center for student-athletes that offers the support they need to be successful in the classroom and on the field
  • Providing additional programs for students facing academic challenges in the College of Business & Economics through the Stearns Scholars Program
  • Founding and sustaining the Hill-Lopes Scholars Program for women in STEM, which offers professional development, research experiences and mentorship
  • Awarding additional nursing scholarships and continuing to position TU as the top provider of health professionals in Maryland
  • Reducing the financial barriers for biology majors with increased scholarship opportunities
  • Hosting internationally recognized jazz artists who offer students hands-on, small-group learning
  • Eliminating financial barriers for students interested in pursuing master’s degrees in physics and perfecting their skills for careers in industry and government
  • Developing and launching the Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute at TU, featuring a values-driven and robust portfolio of offerings for individuals and organizations that create transformational outcomes for leaders in all industries.
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