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The Mission of Salisbury University Foundation, Inc.
The Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. was created in 1973 to
accumulate funds, by gift and investment, and to foster, encourage and
enrich the activities, educational programs, athletics and scholarships
of SU. It is the intent of the Foundation to promote, sponsor and carry
out educational, scientific and charitable purposes and objectives for
the benefit of SU and its students. Through the generosity of major
benefactors, corporations and foundations, faculty, staff, parents,
alumni and friends, the Salisbury University Foundation is fulfilling
its promise to the SU community.
Currently, the Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. manages over $50.7
million in assets for the benefit of SU. Each of the institution's four
schools is permanently endowed, a rarity in higher education. The
Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors is honored to
be entrusted with the stewardship of the dollars that have been
dedicated to care for SU into the future.
A Brief History of the SU Foundation, Inc.
As an integral part of the Eastern Shore for
80 years, Salisbury University has
consistently adapted and developed to meet the
needs of the area. Since 1973 the Salisbury
University Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt organization, has grown in importance
in supporting the vital mission of SU. In its
aim to provide educational excellence, the
University has striven to provide up-to-date
facilities, to recruit superior faculty, to
develop innovative programs and to continue to
pay personal attention to individual student
needs - all hallmarks of a fine and progressive
institution. That is why the work of the
Salisbury University Foundation is so vital.
Through Foundation efforts, the generosity
of major benefactors, corporations, foundations
faculty, staff, parents, alumni and friends has
provided the University with numerous
educational advantages. These gifts provide
scholarships and grants for research and funded
visiting lecturers, cultural events and campus
development programs. All four of the schools of
Salisbury University are endowed: a rarity in
higher education. The Foundation has also
stewarded gifts which endow the theater program
of SU as well as groundbreaking projects such as
the Scarborough Student Leadership Center.
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