In Memoriam: William Donald Schaefer, LL.B. ’42, LL.M. ’51
The University of Baltimore pays tribute to former Baltimore mayor, Maryland governor and state comptroller William Donald Schaefer, LL.B. ’42, LL.M. ’51, who died April 18. UB’s Schaefer Center for Public Policy was named for the alumnus upon its founding in 1985. On April 27, the UB community turned out in force to bid a fond farewell to Schaefer as his funeral procession passed through campus on its way to the burial site at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
Robert L. Bogomolny, UB president:
“William Donald Schaefer was a consistent supporter of UB and its mission as an educational institution in an urban environment. He was a leader, and he led with the kind of positive energy and can-do spirit that I greatly admire. He had strong, deep connections to the city and to UB—his alma mater. He was always a friend to us and helped the University of Baltimore become what it is today.”
Larry Thomas, former dean of UB’s College of Public Affairs:
“William Donald Schaefer dedicated his life to public service. During his time as governor, comptroller and mayor of Baltimore city, he touched the lives of countless Marylanders by being an effective leader who had the courage to change things. As he often said, ‘No more talk, do it now.’ His dedication was commendable, his honesty and integrity are legendary and his service to the state was invaluable. We’re honored to have the public policy research center at the University of Baltimore named for him.”
Ann Cotten, B.S. ’85, M.S. ’86, CERT ’92, D.P.A. ’03, director of UB’s Schaefer Center for Public Policy:
“Throughout his career, William Donald Schaefer was a visionary public servant who worked tirelessly to make Baltimore and Maryland a wonderful place to live, work and do business. His signature ‘do it now’ motto, combined with his extraordinary leadership, epitomized his determination to have government work for the people. The William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy carries on Gov. Schaefer’s legacy of outstanding public service by using the academic expertise in abundance at UB. It’s a connection we’re all very proud of.”
Make a memorial gift to UB’s Schaefer Center by calling the Office of Annual Giving at 410.837.6135.