Founders Society

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Founders Society?
A: The Founders Society is the university-wide leadership program for annual support that recognizes individuals who contribute through the Towson Fund.

Q: Can I support my college or a specific scholarship, program or naming opportunity?
A: You decide where your gift is used.  All gifts made between July 1 and June 30 qualify for Founders Society membership. July 1 through June 30 is the university’s fiscal year.

Q: Will my gift to the Challenge for Debate qualify me for Founders Society membership?
A: You may designate all or part of your gift to the Debate Challenge. The total gift amount contributed during a fiscal year is considered when determining Founders Society membership. Additionally, any gift made to the Challenge for Debate doubles your dollars!

Q: Do gifts to athletics count toward membership?
A: Yes, and you can direct your gift to a team, a named fund supporting athletics, athletics in general, or academic support programs for athletes.

Q: Can I make a pledge?
A: Pledges are encouraged.

Or, contact the Founders Society office to set up a gift plan that is convenient for you.  All payments must be received within the university's fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) to qualify for membership.

Q: I am interested in establishing a scholarship, or perhaps naming a classroom. Do these gifts qualify for Founders Society membership? 
A: Yes!! To explore all possibilities, contact the Development Office at

Q: My company matches my gifts. Does that count toward Founders Society membership?
A: Yes. If received in the same fiscal year, matching gifts are combined with your contribution to establish membership in the Founders Society.

Q: I have some appreciated securities. Can I contribute them?

A: Absolutely! For information about transferring securities to Towson University, contact the Founders Society office at 410-704-3375 or toll free at 1-866-301-3375.

Q: How do I volunteer for the Founders Society
A: Contact the Development Office at 1-866-301-3375 or We welcome your help!


Office of Development
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Phone 410-704-3375
Toll free 1-866-301-3375
Contact the Development Office Staff

Richard I. Beecher Jr. ’05 CBE

Itís up to us to keep Towson growing and to make it better for future students. Towsonís future successes will be a direct result of our philanthropic acts.

Richard I. Beecher Jr. í05 CBE
Principalís Circle Co-chair



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