Founded by HWS Trustee Tom Bozzuto ’68 and his colleagues Rick Mostyn, John Slidell, and Bernard Lubcher, the Bozzuto Group recently celebrated its 25th anniversary in business. Since its founding in 1988, Bozzuto, chief executive officer, has led the Bozzuto Group, which builds, manages, and develops apartments, condominiums and single-family homes. The Group is commemorating the anniversary with the launch of a new website and video that presents a year-by-year recap of achievements, milestones, and employee reflections.
Bozzuto is the recipient of the Freddie Mac Builder of the Year award; has been awarded the Environmental Builder of the Year by the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA); and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Metropolitan Washington’s Building Industries: the MNCBIA and the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association.
A staunch supporter of HWS, Bozzuto has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since 1999. He was a lead donor in the renovation of the Colleges’ boathouse, named in honor of his father, Charles Bozzuto. He was also a participant in the Executive in Residence Program, a regular Reunion volunteer, and took a lead role in supporting the Colleges’ capital campaign. He was recognized by his peers with the 2008 Alumni Citation, which was awarded with gratitude and admiration for his longstanding engagement. To commemorate their 40th wedding anniversary, his wife, Barbara, established the Thomas S. Bozzuto ’68 Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Colleges.
Barbara Bozzuto’s civic engagement will be recognized by The Maryland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser in Maryland in May. She was nominated by the Saint Agnes Hospital Foundation, where she currently serves on the hospital’s Legacy Committee and as chair of the hospital’s first-ever Capital Campaign Committee.
She is a board member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the National Advisory Committee of the Peabody Conservatory. She was formerly the chair of the board of WYPR Radio. Her other volunteer fundraising activities have included the Maryland Science Center, Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle charter member, the Walters Art Museum Gala, and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Her professional awards include Baltimore Magazine Top Businesswomen of the Year, Maryland’s Top 100 Women, and Saint Agnes’ highest honor, the Caritas Award.
Until 2000, she served as president of Bozzuto Marketing, a special events, sponsorship, and sports marketing company. Prior to that, she was director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, executive director of Baltimore Operation Sail, and public relations director of Pride of Baltimore, Inc.