Mission and History

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.

A Brief History of the SU Foundation, Inc.

As an integral part of the Eastern Shore for over 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.