Stevenson University Announces $20M Fundraising Campaign
September 27, 2007
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Stevenson University announced the largest
fund-raising campaign in the University's history on Thursday, Sept. 27.
The $20 million goal was announced with the help of Baseball Hall of
Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., at a special kickoff event, which was hosted by Maryland Public Television’s Jeff Salkin.
“Inspiring Students, Building Careers: The Campaign for Stevenson University”
will seek to raise money to develop and construct a new School of
Business, expand scholarship opportunities for students by increasing
the University's endowment, strengthen the Annual Fund, and support
special programs at the University.
“Since its founding in 1947, Stevenson U. has positioned itself to
be a leader in career education while providing students with a
foundation in the applied liberal arts,” says Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D.,
President of Stevenson U. “The success of this campaign is significant
to help the University continue to be accessible, affordable, and to
remain in the forefront of career education for students who have
chosen Stevenson U.”
The University has already raised $15 million of the goal, says Stevenson W. Close, Jr., Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Stevenson U. Campaign co-chairs are Kevin G. Byrnes, president and chief operating officer at Provident Bank and chair of Stevenson U.’s Board of Trustees; Charles E. “Ted” Herget, Jr., former chair of Stevenson U.’s Board of Trustees; and Orsia F. Young, Esq., ’79.
Stevenson U. student ambassadors greeted guests at the event in hard
hats, emblematic of the theme for the campaign. Business Communications
major Amanda Bory ’09 spoke to the audience about the importance of supporting the campaign on her behalf and for other students.
Stevenson U., which is celebrating its 60th anniversary during the
academic year, was recently honored by U.S. News & World Report as
a “best value” based on a combination of academic quality and