Group of women from the Tall-Wiedefeld Society stand together in front of a sign about the society.
The TWS planning team welcomed visitors to the first Tall-Wiedefeld tailgate. 

Tall-Wiedefeld Society Tailgates

The Tall-Wiedefeld Society (TWS) hosted its first Society & Friends Homecoming Tailgate on Oct. 7.

More than 300 friends stopped by to say hello, join the society and learn more about the power of our members, who support positive change through philanthropy and education. And, of course, there was food and drink.

The TWS recognizes the collective giving power of women and our ability to make a difference.

Learn more about the Tall-Wiedefelt Society or email .

Rising High 

The extraordinary success of our RISE campaign is historic.

Never in TU’s history have so many come together to give so much. So where does the $102 million that was raised during the campaign go? We are proud that nearly $57 million goes directly to TU operations and programs that support and enhance the student experience at TU.

Where the Money Goes

Budget Item Amount Allocated Percentage of Total Raised
Capital Projects $56,724,649.15 56%
Endowment $30,125,714.74 29%
Unstricted $7,884,759.31 8%
Non-endowed scholarships $4,908,053.71 5%
Operating/programming $2,403,215.70 2%

New Lab Dedicated

The William Michael Hogan Memorial Laboratory was dedicated on Sept. 29 in the College of Liberal Arts. It honors the memory of Michael, who disappeared in May 2005. Michael’s parents, Mike Hogan and Sandy Hopkins, were inspired by the dedication and compassion of a team of Towson University faculty and students, under the leadership of Dr. Dana Kollmann, who led the search and recovery effort for their son’s remains in May 2010.

The naming of the laboratory in Michael’s memory recognizes Sandy and Buddy Hopkins’ generous bequest to enhance the endowment that was established in 2011 to honor him. The endowment supports the activities of the archaeology/forensics lab and the experiential learning that allows students to witness the humanitarian impact  of their work.

To make a gift to the William Michael Hogan and Dr. Dana Kollmann Compassion Fund for Forensic Science, please visit the scholarship page.