Following the Board of Trustees meeting this weekend, Chairman Charles "Bud" Koch announced more than $6 million in new leadership gifts from five trustees. While individual donors have chosen to remain anonymous, the impact of their collective philanthropy on student, faculty and programmatic support will be evident on campus for generations to come.
"Like so many of our alumni and friends, our trustees are inspired every day by the outstanding students and faculty at Case Western Reserve," says Koch. "These trustees' generosity is a shining example to others of the value of supporting an institution that improves people's lives through excellence in education and research."
These gifts build upon the fundraising success at Case Western Reserve University that has been growing since Barbara R. Snyder's investiture as president in 2007. In fiscal year 2008-09, the university received $108 million in total fundraising, the second-highest year in its history.
These gifts also follow major trustee gift announcements in Fiscal Year 2008-2009, including $3 million from outgoing board chairman Frank N. Linsalata and his wife, Jocelyne; $5 million from incoming board chairman Bud Koch and his wife, Katie; and $7.5 million from trustee Chuck Fowler and his wife, Char.
"I often say that our Trustees know us best," President Barbara R. Snyder said. "When these leaders invest in Case Western Reserve, they send a powerful message to the broader community about the progress we are making. I am grateful to every one of them for their support."
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