Naming Opportunities

Impacting the lives of its students and the community is the mission of the College of Southern Maryland’s Foundation. Recognizing our generous donors with a naming opportunity is a wonderful way to perpetuate their legacy while impacting the lives of students. Donors can choose to name a room, a wing, a building, or even a  scholarship for themselves or loved ones. Naming gifts generally range from $5,000 to $1 million for classroom, spaces and buildings that will honor a donor and their generosity to CSM.

Building and room naming opportunities are available on all CSM campuses. For more information, please contact the Foundation at 301-934-7636 or Click here to view all of our named facilities.

La Plata Campus

Chiaramonte Family

Francis P. Chiaramonte, center, and his family are shown at the October 2008 dedication of the new Francis P. Chiaramonte, M.D. Center for Science and Technology“Dad gave for the right reasons, and typically did so anonymously. This time, we were interested in doing something for his legacy. Dad has given so much to the community of Southern Maryland, I thought it fitting to immortalize his name.” — Michael Chiaramonte

The Chiaramonte family named the college’s Science and Technology building on the La Plata Campus in honor of their father, Dr. Francis P. Chiaramonte. This $1 million gift is the largest private gift in the college’s history.

Proctor Family

David and Wanda Proctor, Steve Proctor Sr. and Carolyn, Dianne and Steve Proctor Jr., and Trey and Charlita Proctor.“CSM provides both an excellent academic and social education, and for many folks in our community CSM is their only option to achieve a college education. We want to reach out to students for whom finances might be an impediment to education.” — Gregory S. Proctor Jr.

A wing of the Community Education Building is named “The Proctor Family Wing in Honor of Steve and Carolyn Proctor,” in recognition of the $250,000 bequest to the CSM Foundation made by Gregory S. Proctor, Jr. and  Dianne Proctor as a tribute to his parents, for whom education is a priority.

Leonardtown Campus


Mike Besche with, his daughter Courtney Maloney and her son Teagan, and his mother Virginia Besche“I see the results of what the College of Southern Maryland has to offer. I saw it in my employees, in my neighbors, and in how the college impacts the entire community of Southern Maryland. The demands of our society require us all to be in a constant state of continuing our education.” — Michael A. Besche

Foundation Board Chair Emeritus and entrepreneur Mike Besche named a conference room on the Leonardtown Campus. Mike is a long-time resident of Southern Maryland and previous owner of Besche Oil. Mike is also a former board member.

Prince Frederick Campus

Community Bank of the Chesapeake

Michael Middleton, Executive Chairman, of Community Bank of the Chesapeake addresses the audience about the need for community support to serve generations to come.“Looking forward, the college will continue to excel in its mission to unleash the potential of its students to succeed in their careers and daily lives. Community Bank’s investment in the future of CSM recognizes the need for community support of its vision and purpose to serve generations to come.” — Michael Middleton

The Community Bank of the Chesapeake named the Nursing Lab at the Prince Frederick Campus for its initiatives to address nursing and health care workforce shortages, and to endow a student scholarship fund for access and success.

Center for Trades and Energy Training

Marrick Homes

Jay Webster, Rick Bailey, and Marvin Oursler at the naming ceremony“In these times we’ve had to concentrate on programs where our community support can make the greatest impact—the College of Southern Maryland’s presence in all three counties is identical to Marrick’s footprint. In addition to providing the skills training to students, CSM provides people skills training. Students leave here prepared to work on the job, and they’ll know how to talk to customers—that’s huge.” — Rick Bailey Jr.

Marrick Homes, a locally owned business, understands the value of great workmanship and exemplary training. In October of 2008, Marrick Homes named the Carpentry Lab in the Center for Trades and Energy Training. Since 1984, the company has grown to be one of Southern Maryland’s premier homebuilders.

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