Wednesday, November 18, 2015

John Crossman Continues Family Legacy of Giving With Bethune-Cookman University Endowed Scholarship

John Crossman
ORLANDO, FL – John Crossman, president of Crossman & Company and son of the late Rev. Kenneth C. Crossman, is continuing his family’s legacy of giving and educational philanthropy with a new endowed scholarship for students at Bethune-Cookman University.  

The renewable scholarship will be an annual award for qualified students entering the B-CU real estate program or business with real estate concentration.  Crossman’s overall goal is to maintain a $100,000 balance for the Crossman & Company Endowed Real Estate Scholarship. 

Crossman has already started his search for donors and contributors, and is actively seeking community partners to help him reach his goal and start their own B-CU endowment scholarship. 

“There is a genuine need for African-American students who seek a career in commercial and residential real estate and we want to help achieve that,” Crossman said.

“I was thrilled to hear that John Crossman has developed the first ever scholarship for real estate studies,” said Congresswoman Corrine Brown.  “With this donation, B-CU will be able to provide yet another path to success for its students interested in business career, specifically, in the areas of housing and real estate.”

Corrine Brown
“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.

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 contracts and has helped many students.

If you desire to support the Crossman & Company Endowed Real Estate Scholarship, please visit

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407 644 4142

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