$100k Gift from Sandy and Malcolm Berman to Fund New Birthing Mannequin for Stevenson Nursing Program

September 30, 2020 7 AM
Malcom and Sandy Berman

Malcolm and Sandy Berman

Stevenson University is pleased to announce a $100,000 gift from Sandy and Malcolm Berman to fund the purchase of a new high-fidelity birthing mannequin for the Stevenson nursing program. The mannequin will be used to provide obstetric, neonatal, and emergency critical care simulations for the training of the university’s undergraduate nursing students.

In 2016, the Bermans donated the naming gift for the Sandra R. Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions, named in honor of Mrs. Berman, whose philanthropic work has long focused on improving healthcare and education. The School currently serves more than 500 undergraduates pursuing degrees in nursing and medical laboratory science.

“I have been fortunate to witness how the university has grown over the years, and with that, the number of Stevenson nurses who serve in our region’s hospitals and healthcare facilities,” said Mrs. Berman. “I am very proud of our nursing students and graduates. With this gift, Malcolm and I hope that we can help the next generation of Stevenson nurses contribute to the health, wellness, and care of our community.”

The Bermans, who have been married for more than 60 years, have an abiding commitment for supporting a wide range of institutions and causes. Mrs. Berman began her tenure on Stevenson’s Board of Trustees in 2013, and her dual interests in quality education and the improvement of healthcare are linked in her support of nursing education at the university. In addition to their naming gift, the Bermans also established an endowed scholarship fund for Stevenson nursing students.

“On behalf of the entire Stevenson community, I wish to thank the Bermans for their ongoing commitment to enhancing the education of our nursing students,” said Elliot Hirshman, President of Stevenson. “Their generosity has not only enhanced learning for hundreds of Stevenson nurses, it is also opening doors for our graduates to make significant contributions to the health and wellness of our community.”

Founded in 1947, Stevenson University serves more than 2,700 traditional undergraduate students on campuses in Owings Mills and Stevenson, Maryland. Stevenson’s mission is to provide students with exceptional experiences, career connections in and beyond the classroom, and a supportive community in which to grow intellectually, socially, and professionally. Learn more at www.stevenson.edu.