The Seidel's Endowment
Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel Endowment
In 1997, Salisbury business man and civic leader Samuel
Seidel and his wife, Marilyn Seidel, a retired nurse, gave $1 million
to endow the Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies at Salisbury University.
In 1984, Mr. Seidel joined the SU Foundation Board, serving on several
significant committees and eventually serving as president. During
his time on the Board, the Foundation grew from $200,000 to $17
million, making Salisbury University the largest endowed comprehensive
university in the University System of Maryland.
Mrs. Seidel, who retired as an operating room nurse, has
maintained high interest in nursing education and has endowed a nursing
scholarship at the University.
Before his death in 2001, the visionary Mr. Seidel said, "The real goal of the endowment is to
get good people into education."
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