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Sigmund M. Hyman Foundation donates $2.5 million to Goucher College

Mary Hyman (submitted photo)

Mary Hyman (submitted photo)

Mary B. Hyman, an alumna of Goucher College and president of the Sigmund M. Hyman Foundation, is giving $2.5 million to Goucher College, the largest gift the foundation has ever given to a Maryland school. This gift will support merit scholarships, capital projects, and student faculty research.

Hyman is a Goucher trustee emerita and 1971 graduate. She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the college. The foundation’s gift will honor the close relationship she and her late husband, Sigmund Hyman, had with the college.

One third of the foundation’s grant will support the Sigmund M. and Mary B. Hyman ’71 Merit Scholarship in Science. Sixteen Goucher students have received the scholarship since 1997, including some for multiple years. The remaining two-thirds will also go toward student-faculty collaborative research and capital support for improved facilities for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Hyman is passionate about the sciences and hopes to enhance science literacy and research with this gift.

“You can’t learn environmental science from a book, you’ve got to go out in the field,” she said in a statement.

“I, along with the entire Goucher community, am honored and grateful for the support from the Sigmund M. Hyman Foundation. Contributions like this are life-changing to our students and faculty,” said José Antonio Bowen, president of Goucher College. “This gift will help us with making significant capital improvements that will benefit the STEM fields at Goucher. Once again, the foundation has played an integral part in Goucher’s future.”

The foundation has donated to Goucher in the past. In 2005, the foundation gave Goucher $1 million to the Transcending Boundaries Campaign for the annual fund and the Sanford J. Ungar Athenaeum, an open space designed to host readings, performances, panel discussions and other public events.

The foundation also recently gave a $2 million donation to Loyola University of Maryland, where Hyman worked for more than 25 years.

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