About Us

Morgan State University Foundation, Inc...

...is a separately incorporated nonprofit organized for the purpose of promoting the growth, progress, and general welfare of Morgan State University. The Foundation was established in 1971 as a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation to advance the university’s mission of teaching, research, and community outreach by raising and managing private funds for scholarships, faculty, research, facilities, and academic programs.

The Foundation receipts, records, and distributes gifts and grants from private (non-governmental) sources, such as alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations.

Gifts made through the foundation are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law and are distributed in accordance with donor intentions.

The foundation addresses the needs of the university community in areas where government funding is limited or unavailable. It is through the foundation that Morgan State University seeks to identify and maintain private supporters who are willing to invest their resources in the university’s broad purposes.

Foundation Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Mrs. Jacqueline L. Lawson

Mrs. Jacqueline L. Lawson

Former President
MSU Alumni Association

Mr. Forest T. Harper, Jr.

Mr. Forest T. Harper, Jr.

Vice Chair
President and CEO


Mr. Joseph S. Simms, III

Chief Diversity Officer
Stanley, Black & Decker, Inc.


Mr. Craig I. Spencer

Chair, Finance Committee
Assistant Vice President | Merchant Consulting
M&T Bank

Mr. David A. Sheppard

Mr. David A. Sheppard

Chair, Audit Committee
Regional Inspector General
U.S. Department of Commerce,
Office of the Inspector General

Mr. Larry E. Jennings, Jr.

Mr. Larry E. Jennings, Jr.

Chair, Investment Committee
Senior Managing Director
ValStone Partners

Board Members

Mr. Calvin Baker

Mr. Calvin H. Baker

Managing Director &
Head of Strategic Relationships (Retired)
Brown Capital Management


Lt. Col. (Ret) Michael L. Bell

MSU Alumni Association



Mr. Mervin A. Bourne

Associate General Counsel
Security at Meta Platforms, Inc.


Mr. Nicholas Edwards

Investment Analyst
T. Rowe Price

Mr. Kevin L. Hawkins

Mr. Kevin L. Hawkins

TrueNorth Advisors


Dr. Melanie L. Jackson

Chair, Committee on Directors
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates, P.A.


Mr. William A. Sherman, II

Board of Regents Representative
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP


Ms. Trisch L. Smith

Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Mr. Stanley Tucker

Mr. Stanley W. Tucker

President and CEO
Meridian Management Group, Inc.

Dr. LeVerne A.B. Wallace

Ms. LeVerne A.B. Wallace

Global HR Executive (Retired)
Fortune 500 Companies, California's Silicon Valley

Dr. Geneva J. Williams

Dr. Geneva J. Williams

Chair, Development Committee
Leadership Strategist | Podcaster | Speaker | Author | Certified Life Coach
Dr. Geneva Speaks

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. David K. Wilson

Dr. David K. Wilson

President, Morgan State University


Ms. Endia M. DeCordova, MBA

Executive Director, MSU Foundation, Inc.
Vice President, Institutional Advancement