|The Hrabowski Fund for Innovation…investing in the future of UMBC.
the sustained and visionary leadership of President Freeman A.
Hrabowski, III, UMBC has become a powerhouse in higher education and has
gained a national reputation as one of the nation’s premier
universities. It is our pleasure to honor and celebrate the 20th
anniversary of his presidency this fall.
In 2011, President Hrabowski received the Carnegie Corporation of New
York’s Academic Leadership Award, one of the highest honors given to an
educator. The award included a $500,000 grant, which he has directed to
support and promote a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and
student success at UMBC. In honor of his 20th anniversary and his many
contributions to the university, UMBC has established The Hrabowski Fund
for Innovation to permanently endow the initiatives launched with
support of the Carnegie grant.
The Hrabowski Fund for Innovation will enable the President’s Office to
invest in faculty, staff, and student initiatives such as course design
and redesign; development of unique classroom learning environments that
support active learning, team-based learning, and entrepreneurial skill
development; lab- and project-based capstone courses; faculty
fellowships; and peer-learning initiatives.
This fund will sustain and drive UMBC’s culture of innovation. A gift to
support The Hrabowski Fund for Innovation is a fitting tribute to an
outstanding leader and is the centerpiece of UMBC’s celebration of his
20th anniversary as president.
MAKE A GIFT TO THE FUND
For further information about The Hrabowski Fund for Innovation, please contact:
Greg Simmons '04See photos from A Celebration of Leadership + Innovation here.
Vice President, Institutional Advancement