FSU to Launch Forging Futures: The Campaign for Frostburg State University

Sep 8, 2021 3:05 PM

Frostburg State University will launch the public phase of its $25 million fundraising campaign, Forging Futures: The Campaign for Frostburg State University, with a virtual event at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 15. You can find more info on the event website.

The fundraising effort, the largest in FSU’s history, is focused on three themes: forging the future of Frostburg’s students, forging the future of the University and forging the future of the region – Western Maryland and surrounding areas.

“Frostburg State’s students are our top priority as a university and a priority in this campaign,” said FSU President Ronald Nowaczyk. “The support for Forging Futures will allow us to continue to provide transformational educational experiences to students of all ages and educational levels.”

Nearly $16 million has already been raised toward the $25 million goal during the quiet phase of the campaign.

The campaign will focus on fundraising to support six priorities: FSU’s Annual Fund, increasing enrollment, student success, the student experience, regional outreach and the University’s capital needs.

“This is the first fundraising campaign at FSU since the Staking Our Claim campaign wrapped up in 2011,” said John T. Short Jr., vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the FSU Foundation. “We see this as a great opportunity to engage our alumni and friends in forging the future of this institution, its students and our region.”

Forging Futures: The Campaign for Frostburg State University tri-chairs are Tony Zook, class of 1982, a senior executive in the biopharmaceuticals industry; Ken Oldham, class of 1998, president and CFO of United Way of Frederick County; and Mary Biscoe-Hall, Esq., class of 2012, an attorney with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Baltimore. Honorary co-chairs are the husband-and-wife team of Sam Griffith Sr., chairman of the board of National Jet Co. Inc., and Pam Griffith, a community volunteer.

For information on supporting Forging Futures: The Campaign for Frostburg State University, contact the FSU Foundation at 301-687-4068 or the Foundation website.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit the Frostburg State University website or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.