Dorothy "Dotty" B. Reitwiesner '78 established the Marching Band Student Support Endowment in December 2021 to support undergraduate students of all majors who are actively enrolled in the Mighty Sound of Maryland (MSOM) marching band program. This is the first-ever student support endowment open to MSOM students of all majors at the University of Maryland. The endowment will provide financial support for costs associated with educational expenses or expenses that may prohibit ongoing participation in the marching band. Recipients will be selected and awards will be made to the number of students that the Director of Athletic Bands deems meaningful and impactful.
It is Dotty's hope that MSOM community members—from alumni to parents to fans to students—will see this as a shared endowment. All are encouraged to help grow the size of the Marching Band Student Support Endowment, so that generations of MSOM students of all majors can benefit from financial support.