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The Hrabowski Fund for Innovation…investing in the future of UMBC.

Under 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.


For further information about The Hrabowski Fund for Innovation, please contact:
Greg Simmons '04
Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Phone: 410-455-1452

See photos from A Celebration of Leadership + Innovation here.