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Celebrating the Transformative Leadership of

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

And the founding of the

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, Endowment for Student Excellence


June 4, 2022

Doors 6 p.m.  |  Program 7 p.m.  |  Party 8 p.m.
UMBC Campus: Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena
Attire: Black Tie Optional – Wear Your Best Black & Gold




Join us in celebrating President Hrabowski in the style he deserves. While this is a formal event, it is free and open to all. However, capacity is limited and tickets are required. Claim your ticket and mark your calendars today. In an effort to accommodate as many community members as possible, individuals may only claim two tickets per registration. 

This event will offer both wheelchair and accessible seating for guests who cannot manage stairs and/or use standard seating. If you need to request other accessibility or disability-based accommodations, please email


About The Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, Endowment for Student Excellence

UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski often says, “It’s not about me. It’s about us.” So, it should come as no surprise that when asked how the UMBC community could honor his impact to the university, Dr. Hrabowski shifted the focus to the students – specifically, the establishment of a new endowed scholarship fund to support student success at UMBC.

Dr. Hrabowski also frequently quotes his mother, an English teacher, who said, “Teachers touch eternity through their students.” Dr. Hrabowski has touched the lives of thousands of UMBC students during his three decades of extraordinary leadership at UMBC. To honor his commitment to our students, the UMBC Foundation will establish the Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, Endowment for Student Excellence, a signature scholarship program to increase access and affordability for undergraduate students with financial need and a commitment to community service through need- and merit-based scholarships.

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