A Gift That Honors a Life

Memorials and Tributes

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by the faculty, staff, and programs at Towson University, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, while supporting the work of the University. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of TU students for generations to come.

A Real-Life Example

When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him at Towson University. She remembered that he attributed much of his success in business to the University and its excellent faculty. 

Sarah decided to make a gift to Towson University in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on here thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

Get Started With These Next Steps

  1. Contact Kathleen Hider at 410-704-6287 or khider@towson.edu for additional information on creating a memorial gift at the Towson University Foundation.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to the Towson University Foundation through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Towson University Foundation, Inc.
Address: Towson University Foundation, 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252-0001
Federal Tax ID Number: 52-0939453