John Crossman Endowed Scholarship
November 11, 2015 - Orlando, Florida – John Crossman is making his mark in educational philanthropy with a new endowed scholarship for students at Bethune-Cookman University. The renewable scholarship will be an annual award for qualified students majoring in business or real estate. Crossman’s overall goal is to maintain a $100,000 balance for the Crossman & Company Endowed Real Estate Scholarship; and he has already started his search for donors and contributors. Crossman is actively seeking community partners to help him reach his goal and start their own B-CU endowment scholarship.
“I was thrilled to hear that John Crossman has developed the first ever scholarship for real estate studies. With this donation, B-CU, an outstanding HBCU, will be able to provide yet another path to success for its students interested in a career in business, specifically, in the areas of housing and real estate,” said Congresswoman Corrine Brown.
Crossman is no stranger to the B-CU campus or giving back in the name of education; and he is eager to continue his journey. He and his family launched an endowment fund in 2004 in memory of Reverend Kenneth C. Crossman and donors have contributed more than $132,000 over the years. The Rev. Kenneth C. Crossman Endowment Fund gives renewable, annual scholarships and has helped many students. “John Crossman is an outstanding Florida leader. His passion for real estate, and for supporting the study of real estate in our universities, is remarkable. The students of Bethune-Cookman are blessed to have an advocate and patron like John Crossman,” says Senator George LeMieux.
John Crossman is dedicated to diversity and committed to mentoring students who have a passion for real estate. He works with students at universities throughout the United States. Professionally, John and his brother Scott Crossman have established one of the region’s most successful commercial real estate firms in the Southeast US. Crossman is heavily involved in several industry organizations and serves as a board member for the University of Florida’s Bergstrom Center for Real Estate, Florida State University’s Center for Real Estate Education and Trustee for Valencia College. He is also a five time appointee for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s Service Academy Nomination Board.
If you desire to support the Crossman & Company Endowed Real Estate Scholarship, please visit https://collegeadvancement.cookman.edu/sslpage.aspx?pid=178.
About Crossman & Company
Crossman & Company is the premier real estate firm focused on serving retail landlords exclusively throughout the Southeast – with offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Orlando and Tampa – representing more than 200 shopping centers in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company was founded in 1990 with the goal of providing exemplary service to our clients around four core values: Maintain enthusiastically satisfied clients; demonstrate servant leadership; practice kindness, openness and humility; and develop new talent. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.crossmanco.com.
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About Bethune Cookman University:
Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.