Supporting Future Nurses
Scott Stosser believes in giving back to those who give back to their communities.
In 2018, the Stosser Family Nursing Scholarship was established to provide support to Radford University nursing students from Southwest Virginia. Native to the area, Stosser wanted to support students with demonstrated financial need and encourage them to stay in Southwest Virginia after graduation to serve their local communities.
He and his family have had numerous positive experiences over the years while under the care of nurses. When considering which area at Radford to support, choosing nursing was a no-brainer. In his philanthropic endeavors, Stosser focuses on what he believes will make the biggest impact. When nursing students graduate from Radford University, he knows they will go out into the community and make a difference right away. Stosser hopes to take away some of the financial burden they experience while on campus so they can enter the workforce with as little debt as possible.
“Nurses have a really tough job. You have to have a good heart and a good demeanor to do that work. I have a lot of respect for them,” said Stosser. “They don’t do it for the money – they do it because they love it. Nurses give back.”
Stosser serves as senior vice president of two family-owned businesses: Campus Management Group (CMG) Leasing and SAS Builders. The development of a relationship between Radford University and the Stosser family began with the real estate they own in the area, including apartments they rent out to students.
CMG Leasing has served the New River Valley with apartments and single-family homes since 1983. The company owns and manages 16 communities and is a member of the New River Valley Apartment Council, the Virginia Apartment Management Association and the National Apartment Association. Real estate developer and construction and remodeling company SAS Builders has served the New River Valley for more than 25 years.
Stosser attended Radford University in 1989 and has been managing projects and supervising the construction of numerous developments in the New River Valley since 1994. As a result of his hard work, Stosser was named New River Valley Builder of the Year. He works with his brother Jeffrey, who also serves as senior vice president of both businesses, and his mother Jeanne, who serves as president. Jeanne Stosser has been a prominent leader in New River Valley real estate development, investment and project management for 28 years. She has served as president of the New River Valley Homebuilders Association (NRVHA) and has received several awards in recognition of her work.
The Stosser family not only supports Radford University but also gives back to other institutions and organizations, both local and international. When asked what philanthropy means to him, Stosser said, “To be able to do good. To help people.” When business owners partner with universities in their area, they have the power to do just that.