A Quiet UB Legacy Lives On
It began with a $25 gift in 1978. Adolphus W. Emmons III, M.S. ’76, made his first contribution to the University of Baltimore just two years after earning his master’s degree in finance.
That $25 would become the start of a decades-long tradition of quietly supporting his alma mater. As the years passed, Emmons—a U.S. Army veteran who worked as a banker and manager until retiring in 2000—contributed faithfully to the University, primarily focusing on the Merrick School of Business. In 2013, he increased his annual contribution to $500.
While Emmons died in 2014 at the age of 68, that $500 wasn’t his last gift to the University. In August, Emmons’ nephew, Randy, contacted UB’s Office of Institutional Advancement to convey his uncle’s admiration for UB and the fact that Emmons had included a $20,000 gift to the University of Baltimore in his will. After meeting with UB staff, Randy chose to honor his uncle’s wishes by creating the Adolphus William Emmons III Scholarship Fund.
Beginning in fall 2016, the University of Baltimore Foundation will award this scholarship to eligible juniors and seniors enrolled in the Merrick School of Business, with special consideration given to first-generation college students and to Baltimore City College graduates.
“For many students, scholarship assistance is often the difference between completing a UB degree and putting that dream on hold,” says Caroleigh Haw, M.S. ’01, associate vice president for the Office of Institutional Advancement. “We are incredibly grateful for Mr. Emmons’ annual support over the years and are proud to honor his memory through the Adolphus William Emmons III Scholarship Fund. His legacy of generosity will continue for years to come.”
For more information about the impact you can make through your annual giving or estate plans, please contact Haw at 410.837.6217 or via email.