Gillespie and Loeschke Scholarship Endowment A Project of College of Fine Arts & Communication

Honor Two of Towson's Most Dedicated Leaders

It's hard to find two people who gave more of themselves to Towson University than Dr. Maravene Loeschke and her husband, Dr. C. Richard Gillespie. Dr. Loeschke '69/'71 served on the faculty, as chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, as dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, and was the university's president from 2012 until December 2014. Dr. Gillespie was a faculty member for 37 years, beginning in 1961, and played a leading role in establishing Towson University's undergraduate degree in theatre arts. Their unparalleled service to Towson was matched only by their pride in being Tigers forever.

How Can You Help?

Drs. Gillespie and Loeschke built a legacy at Towson and the scholarship in their names will benefit Theatre students at Towson for years to come. The scholarship awards more than $1,400 a year to a deserving Theatre student. You can honor the memory of Drs. Loeschke and Gillespie with a gift that lightens the financial burden on a student each year.

Supported by 35 Donations:

  • Todd P.
    I Gave $50
    Maravene is still present in my psyche through the acting exercises that I connected with-making it real. She cared, made us feel safe & let us grow!!
  • Katherine D.
    In memory of Maravene's birthday.
  • Ellie N.
    Ellie N. '85
    I Gave $50
    Thank you, Maravene and Dick, for the fine education in theater I received at Towson.
  • Shannon W.
    I Gave $200
    Maravene was my mentor and Dick an inspiring presence. I loved them both...
  • Lynne Z.
    Lynne Z. '96
    I Gave $150
    Learned so much from Maravene and Dick - you both touched many lives.
  • Jim P.
    Jim P. '97
    I Gave $200
  • Greg R.
    I Gave $100
    Warmly remembering great TU leaders!
  • Eric B.
    Eric B. '98
    I think fondly of both Maravene and Dick every time I drive or walk by the TU theater buildings.
  • Katherine D.
    Remembering Maravene on the second anniversary of her passing. She is still missed.
  • Katherine D.
    I Gave $50
    In memory of Maravene's birthday. You are still missed.
  • Katie S.
    Katie S. '05
    In loving memory of Mar and Dick. Thank you for supporting me when I needed it most. I will never forget it.
  • Henry & Linda C.
    I Gave $250
  • Jim P.
    Jim P. '97
    I Gave $200
  • Greg R.
    I Gave $50
    Gillespie and Loeschke are a TU treasure to be remembered!
  • Bill Horten THEA/MCOM '82
    I Gave $50
    My annual donation this year will be in memory of my comedy professor & mime professor. And Towson University's super couple! I'll never forget you!
  • Susan R.
    Mar & Dick -- Two of my dearest, smartest, visionaries, mentors, and friends --with gratitude and love.
  • Katherine D.
    In loving memory of Dick Gillespie
  • Katherine D.
    I Gave $100
    In memory of her birthday.
  • Greg R.
    I Gave $50
    For our beloved President Maravene and all those she touched!
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous '97
  • Ralph B.
    Mar and Dick taught me everything I know about running a great theater department.
  • Barb G.
    Lova ya, girl!
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
  • Elizabeth  S.
    Mar and Dick - Friends, colleagues, fellow thespians. Liz Slaughter Trustee, Willes University
  • Katherine D.
    I Gave $250
    You are so missed...
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
  • Cheryl P.
    I Gave $100
    In honor of Maravene, a friend and colleague.
  • Shannon H.
  • Heather Parr-Stewart L.
    I Gave $20
  • Ruth Haswell S.
    In loving memory of my dear friend