The Founders Society is the university-wide leadership recognition program for annual support. Towson University donors at the Founders Society level celebrate a legacy of leadership and enriched lives, while looking toward a future full of exciting possibilities for our students.
Gifts may support any designation at the university or be unrestricted to assist with university priorities. Members of the Founders Society are invited to special events, recognized with an honorary designation in publications and receive regular communications.
Membership in the 2015 Founders Society will be extended to donors whose qualifying gifts are received between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
The President’s Circle of the Founders Society includes donors at the highest levels of annual support, whose gifts (including matching gifts from employers) total at least $2,500.
$25,000 and above
The Benefactor’s Circle recognizes donors whose annual gifts to the university (July 1–June 30), including matching gifts from employers, total $1,000–$2,499. As with other Founders Society levels the Benefactor’s Circle was formed as a way to show the university’s appreciation for leadership gifts to Towson. The generosity of Benefactor’s Circle leaders touches virtually every aspect of the Towson experience, from scholarships to faculty development to the arts and athletics
Towson University’s Founders Society Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) is a group of recent graduates and current students from the last ten years (2005–2015) who believe in supporting their alma mater philanthropically. Founders GOLD membership is available to graduates from the last 10 years, as well as current students, who commit a yearly gift to the university. Membership in the program operates on a fiscal year basis from July 1–June 30.
Current Students - $50
Year 1 - $50+
Years 2-3 - $100+
Years 4-6 $250+
Years 7-10 $500-$999
Founders GOLD provides opportunities for recent graduates to network, learn, and give back to the college community. Gifts may be made to any fund available in the Towson University Foundation. An abridged version exists here.
For further information about the Founder’s Society and leadership giving opportunities, please contact Brittany Shaff, Director of the Annual Campaign at 410-704-3869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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When I look back on some of my professors and what they taught me, they played a large part in the way I think about the world, not to mention preparing me for the career I have. Towson University – the direct contact with the professors, the challenging environment, the friendships I formed, the whole culture of the campus – had a great effect on the person I am today. Anyone who looks back and recognizes that impact should give back to make sure that Towson continues to grow in reputation and can continue to offer those opportunities to the next generation.