Faith Horowitz, Fourth Dimension Engineering
Faith is daughter to Pete and Beth Horowitz, for whom the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center is named. The family also has another connection to Howard Community College (HCC) – Faith’s brother, who earned his associate degree from HCC and went on to an Ivy League school.
As a board member of the Columbia Foundation, Faith Horowitz served on the scholarship committee and was touched by the applications from individuals who wanted to pursue a college degree, but didn’t have the funds to do so.
“I saw the value Howard Community College (HCC) offers to members of our community who really have a passion for education, but just don’t have the means to get there,” she said. “That really inspired me to be more involved with the college.”
Horowitz, who served on the HCC Educational Foundation (HCCEF) board of directors, with her husband, Richard Speizman, have donated to HCCEF funds that offer assistance to students with emergency needs, such as the student Helping Hands fund and the Food Fund. They have also given to the Pathway Scholarship match and supported the Silas Craft Collegians Dinner.
Fourth Dimension Engineering, where Horowitz is chief administrative officer, recently named a space in the new Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Building. She said the connection between her engineering company and the new SET building made HCC an obvious choice when considering a charitable donation. Several Fourth Dimension Engineering employees started at HCC and then transferred to four-year colleges, and one employee currently teaches at the college.
"It just seemed like a natural fit,” remarks Horowitz. “We want to support people who want to develop new job skills or advance in their career, as well as those who want to learn from personal enrichment. All learning provides opportunities for development.”