Norman, a 1970 graduate of Kutztown University, is committed to giving current and future KU students the chance to fulfill their educational dreams. He is always the first to step up in order to provide his time, talent, and treasure to support the University and its initiatives. Norman has generously given to the University for over 30 years, and most recently established two endowed scholarships: one to benefit KU’s diverse student population and the other to assist with student retention.
Norman has served on the Kutztown University Foundation Board of Directors since 2015. In 2017, he accepted the role as Chair of the Foundation’s Campaign Committee. In the fiscal year 2018, the Kutztown University Foundation raised $3.1 million dollars. In the fiscal year 2021, $10.25 million was raised.
KU’s comprehensive campaign, Together We’re Golden, is a 100% student-focused initiative set to raise $40 million and double alumni engagement. To date, $33,739,541 has been raised, and the engagement goal has already been exceeded. An additional goal of 10,000 per year through the campaign's duration has been added. Norman, seeing how his life was transformed by Kutztown University, is dedicated to giving back and paying it forward to ensure Kutztown University students have every chance to graduate and create the lives they envision for themselves. With this in mind, he is intent on building a “Culture of Philanthropy” throughout campus.
Norman’s passion for Kutztown University knows no bounds. He is a tireless crusader for Kutztown University, its faculty, staff, and, most importantly, its students. Norman volunteers countless hours to the Foundation Board. His drive, his innovative spirit, and his selflessness make him a valued member of the Kutztown University and Kutztown University Foundation communities. Norman is a leader, a mentor, a role model – someone fellow board members look to for advice and guidance. But what sets Norman apart is his huge heart, his passion, and his compassion for all things Kutztown. His number one desire is to see all Kutztown University students succeed.