The Towson Fund bridges the ever-widening gap between income from tuition and state support and the true cost of providing a top-notch education. Matching the needs of our faculty and students with the philanthropic passion of our alumni, parents and friends is our goal.
If you are an alumnus/a:
You have probably experienced those moments when you realized you must do something to ensure a stronger future . . . you remember the influence of a particular class you took, of a coach or professor, or perhaps a generous donor who provided scholarship funds for you to earn your degree. You realize what you have achieved because of your TU education and recognize that you can now do your part to help those coming after you.
If you are a parent:
You are watching your student grow, change, and learn both in and out of the classroom. And while you are paying tuition and helping with living expenses, you know that state funding and tuition does not cover the cost for a student to reach the goal of the graduation stage. This is where a small gesture can mean a big change. A gift to Towson in honor of your student to support his or her major, department, or scholarship means that you know the value of his or her education extends far beyond his or her time here. No gift is too large or too small.
If you are a faculty/staff member:
No one understands the promise of what happens at Towson or the importance of the work completed at Towson better than the faculty and staff. Your gift is an investment in yourself, your colleagues, and the important work Towson does to make a positive impact on the larger world. You can make a one-time gift or enroll in payroll deduction to help support the programs, people and future that you see every day.
If you are a current student:
You know through your own circumstances, or that of a friend, that getting through college can be tough. College is a time when you are intellectually stretched and challenged, when you are discovering your passion, and when you are figuring out what you are going to do “with the rest of your life.” It is also a time when you can see how small gestures can mean big changes and where you can find that special area or program on campus that speaks to your own philanthropic passion. By making a gift, no matter how large or how small, you join forces with others to make a big impact on your life and the lives of those around you.
If you are a friend:
You have watched Towson grow and change, you have seen how Towson prepares our students for work in many fields and perhaps you have hired many of them over the years. You have probably also witnessed how Towson reaches into the community through programs in which our students participate. Generations upon generations of Towson alumni are now teaching in Maryland schools, nurses are providing care throughout hospitals in the state to your friends and family members. By making a gift you help extend the reach of Towson.
What do your gifts to the Towson Fund make possible?
A life-changing experience
Faculty who inspire new ways of thinking and doing that will impact tomorrow
A dynamic campus culture defined not just by academics, but by organizations related to service, leadership, athletics and the arts
Scholarship and Financial Aid
Towson Fund Recognition Levels
President’s Circle: $2,500 and above
Benefactor’s Circle: $1,000 to $2,499
GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade)
Current Student or 1 Year Since Graduation: $50 and above
2-3 Years Since Graduation: $100 and above
4-6 Years Since Graduation: $250 and above
7-10 Years Since Graduation: $500-$999
Beacon Club: $500 to $999
Cupola Club: $250 to $499
Cornerstone Club: $100 to $249
Portico Club: $1 to $99
Golden Tiger Society**
*The Founders Society was established to recognize donors whose contributions to the university honor the evolution of our founders’ dream and underwrite the spirit of excellence and innovation that are the hallmarks of a Towson education. Leadership giving has a tremendous impact on Towson. A gift to TU at the Founders Society level celebrates a legacy of leadership and enriched lives, while looking toward a future full of exciting possibilities for our students. By supporting Towson at the Founders Society level, you have the power to make a critical difference in the lives of students and faculty at Towson. To learn more click here.
** The Golden Tiger Society was established to recognize the loyalty and commitment of donors who have given annually to Towson for five or more consecutive fiscal years at any giving level. To learn more click here.
The bottom line is that no gift is too small or too big and every gift counts. Gifts to the Towson Fund allow TU to provide an indispensable source of support for extraordinary opportunities for learning and discovery; to extend the financial aid program to every student who needs it; and to help meet emerging needs and challenges. Gifts of all sizes add up to make a big difference and no matter who you are or what you value most about Towson, there is a way for you to show support.