Mary Hyman gave the largest gift ever from a former employee to Loyola University Maryland.
Hyman gave $2 million to create four scholarships focused on sciences and education. She worked for Loyola for 26 years, coordinating the North Baltimore college’s science education programs and the Institute for Child Care Education with Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education.
The funding, which was donated from the Sigmund Hyman Scholarship Fund named for Hyman’s late husband who created pension plans for the NFL, includes $1 million and another sizable portion for separate funds that provide scholarships for students majoring in natural and applied sciences. Another $200,000 will endow a fellowship for a graduate student who is pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching.
“Loyola has been an important part of my life for 26 years, and it has been a joy to interact with so many dedicated people at the University. I don’t think I could have worked for a better place,” Hyman, who retired in August, said in a statement.