The Successful Businessman Has Committed to Raising $100,000 for the Crossman & Company Endowed Real Estate Scholarship
ORLANDO, Fla. – 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. 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,” 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 contracts 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 Southeastern U.S.
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 to 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 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 more than 40 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 more than 4,000. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.
About Crossman & Company
Founded in 1990, Crossman & Company is one of the largest retail leasing, management and investment sales firms focused on serving landlords throughout the Southeast. With offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Orlando and Tampa, Crossman & Company represents more than 307 shopping centers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee with over 22 million square feet under leasing and/or management. For more information, please visit www.crossmanco.com.