Entries in "Philanthropy"
December 20, 2010
Eight Case Western Reserve Students will travel to Laos to help put up the walls and fix the roof of this school. It almost sounds like an episode of Amazing Race as Rev. Donna Hughes from United Protestant Campus...
October 11, 2010
William B. La Place, President Barbara R. Snyder and Phillip A. Ranney. The Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust has announced a $10.5 million gift to Case Western Reserve University to support the university center project. The gift includes a...
November 20, 2009
The Treu-Mart Youth Development Fellowship provides support and professional development for professionals who work with youths during non-school hours. Case Daily will share a few of the program participants' stories over the next several months. Since its inception in 2004, more than 10,000 youths have been positively impacted by the work of the fellows.
November 05, 2009
Case Western Reserve University recently honored Patricia Kilpatrick ((FSM'49, GRS'51) with a special painting. The portrait, which will be on display in Adelbert Hall, is in honor of her longstanding and ongoing dedication to the university.
February 18, 2009
When Milton Wolf earned his Ph.D. in economics from Case Western Reserve University in 1993, he celebrated like any other student: he marched with his classmates; his wife threw a big party for family and friends.
June 18, 2008
The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations will have the opportunity to showcase its new Bellflower Road building when the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) brings its spring retreat and meeting to Cleveland. The meeting will take place at the Mandel Center, which is also called home to the international headquarters of NACC.
June 10, 2008
Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder recently hosted a Dallas reception at Texas Instruments Inc. that included 14 Case Western Reserve alumni who are currently working at the corporation. The group represents a broad spectrum of alumni—from the Case School of Engineering to the College of Arts and Sciences—who hold an equally varied and prominent set of roles at one of the world's leading semiconductor companies.
June 09, 2008
This summer, Case Western Reserve University students will hang the "gone fishing" sign on the classroom door, but that doesn't mean they are taking a break from learning. Royal Coachmen, Wooly Buggers and Fate: The Literature of Fly Fishing, a summer seminar, will immerse students in the lore, mystique and skill of fly fishing.
June 04, 2008
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine receives $3 million in grants from Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will receive two grants totaling $3 million from The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation. A $2 million grant will continue the Mt. Sinai Scholars Program in the basic sciences and a $1 million challenge grant will establish the Dean's Catalytic Fund.
Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Physical Education and Athletics has completed significant upgrades to the Veale Center weight room—made possible by a gift from the university’s trustees.
May 23, 2008
Case Western Reserve University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions is moving to the north side of campus in order to provide a more welcoming experience for prospective students and their parents.
April 23, 2008
Risk, learn, grow: Peter B. Lewis to be honored with Case Western Reserve University's First President's Award for Visionary Achievement
Peter B. Lewis, chairman of Progressive Insurance Co. and one of the country's leading philanthropists, will be honored next month with Case Western Reserve University's first President's Award for Visionary Achievement. Lewis will accept the award from President Barbara R. Snyder at the university's commencement exercises on Sunday, May 18, at the Veale Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.
April 21, 2008
The track at Case Western Reserve University's Case Field has a new name. As of April 26th it will be the "Coach Bill Sudeck Track" after the University's legendary coach, mentor and friend.
April 11, 2008
Gilles Klopman, the Charles F. Mabery Professor Emeritus of Research in Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University and president and CEO of Beachwood, Ohio-based MultiCASE, Inc., has made seven-figure will commitment to the chemistry department in Case Western Reserve's College of Arts and Sciences.
April 04, 2008
The Senior Class Gift Campaign kicked off its fundraising effort during the Grad Fair last week, offering commemorative t-shirts to those who made a commitment. The event was the first in a series of activities designed to raise support for the campaign, which strives to show undergraduate seniors the impact private support has at the university.
March 13, 2008
President Barbara Snyder addressed over fifty Flora Stone Mather alumnae and Case Western Reserve University friends at Alumni House during a February 22 luncheon to celebrate the future of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. Consistent with this theme, the event served as the public announcement of the volunteer leadership of the $1 million challenge campaign initiated by the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association last May.
March 11, 2008
First professorship in energy innovation at Case Western Reserve University endowed by Maltz Family Foundation
Case Western Reserve University has received a grant of $2 million from the Maltz Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland to establish the Milton and Tamar Maltz Professorship in Energy Innovation, the university's first endowed professorship in energy. As an anchor of the new Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation, the professorship serves as the cornerstone for the university's energy program and will provide leadership for the program's academic and research nucleus.
March 03, 2008
Local leader supports new business planning competition at Case's Weatherhead School of Management to help spur economic growth in northeast Ohio
B. Charles Ames has chosen to lend his management expertise and financial support to Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management by making a $1 million commitment to implement the B. Charles Ames Business Plan Competition and the B. Charles Ames Distinguished Speaker Series in Corporate Governance and Creating Shareholder Value.
February 13, 2008
John Oshchypok made a final cheer for his alma mater when he made a bequest of $1.1 million gift to advance energy-related research in the chemistry department. Oshchypok, as a young chemistry major at the former Case Institute of Technology, raised school spirit as the "A" on the Case cheering squad and urged the Rough Riders down the field for touchdowns in the early 1950's.
February 04, 2008
Critically acclaimed film director, writer producer and actor Spike Lee will keynote Case Western Reserve University's Office of Multicultural Affairs signature event -- the Annual Unity Banquet & Scholarship Benefit -- on March 28.
January 11, 2008
Roberto Fernandez Galan named Mt. Sinai Scholar at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Biophysicist Roberto Fernandez Galan, Ph.D., who will join the department of neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine as assistant professor in January 2008, has been named a scholar in the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation Scholars Program in the Basic Sciences.
December 18, 2007
Case Western Reserve University receives $3.6 million to support startup of Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation
Case Western Reserve University's new Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation received a large boost on Tuesday, December 18, with the awarding of a $3.6 million grant from The Cleveland Foundation.
December 10, 2007
University to partner with Cleveland Foundation, Circle employers to extend homebuyer assistance program
Employees of Case Western Reserve University and some of its University Circle neighbors may not be in new homes for the holidays, but they could be in new homes in the next years thanks to a grant from the Cleveland Foundation to revitalize and expand what started as the university's homebuyer assistance program.
December 06, 2007
Case Western Reserve, H&R Block collaborate to encourage low-income students to explore higher education
A $1.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help support the research of Eric P. Bettinger, associate professor of economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
December 04, 2007
Late Western Reserve University alumna bequeaths $5.7 million to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
The estate of Gertrude Donnelly Hess, one of two women to graduate from the Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1934, has bequeathed approximately $5.7 million to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the largest bequest by a single donor in the university's long history.
November 16, 2007
Charles D. Fowler, chair and CEO of Chardon, Ohio-based Fairmount Minerals, Ltd., has been appointed to a four-year term on the university's board of trustees.
November 06, 2007
The new $11 million home for the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University symbolically reflects the nonprofit world's concepts of partnership and community. Established with a gift from the Mandel Foundation, the Mandel Center -- a national leader in nonprofit education -- officially opened its new residence during a dedication celebration on November 5.
November 05, 2007
Western Reserve University medical school alumnus Rocco L. Motto passed away last fall just a year shy of his 65th class reunion, but his wife, Verna "Vee" Houck Motto, has made sure that the Motto family's legacy will live on at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
October 23, 2007
Donald Enlow, the former acting dean and Thomas J. Hill Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has left a legacy to researchers and students interested in anthropology, orthodontics and other bone structures through a collection of an estimated 100,000 slides on bone morphology and histology.
October 16, 2007
Case Western Reserve University Professor David Cooperrider will become the first Fairmount Minerals Chair in Social Entrepreneurship, with a task of teaching and promoting the ideals of sustainability that are employed in the real life work of its benefactor, Fairmount Minerals, Ltd.
October 11, 2007
Few people can walk across the Case Western Reserve University campus without being touched by the legacy of one of Cleveland's great philanthropists of the 19th century -- Flora Stone Mather. The university's regional historian, Gladys Haddad, has written a new book about her.
October 10, 2007
It may not make the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the largest single shipment of candy, but Suchitra Nelson from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine probably goes down in university records as having one of the largest candy deliveries ever.
September 04, 2007
Registration is now open for Case for Community Day, the university's annual day of service.
August 29, 2007
The President's Circle Reception on August 28 got a surprise boost when the Goldberg, Ponsky and Frankel Family announced its $1 million commitment to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
August 09, 2007
"Dexter," Case Western Reserve University's robotic vehicle, advances to semifinals of 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge
DEXTER made it! Case Western Reserve University’s dune buggy-like autonomous robotic vehicle has passed nearly all of its tests and is headed to the semifinals of the $3.5 million DARPA Urban Challenge, October 26-31.
July 24, 2007
Paul Michel and Mohammad Rasool have more things in common than most longtime couples. Best friends and high school seniors, they play soccer, have earned high marks on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, are National Honor Society members and belong to the math, English, Spanish and science honor societies at their respective schools.
July 20, 2007
Case Western Reserve University names first Louis Stokes Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship recipient
Larry Boyd, a recent graduate of Cleveland's East Technical High School, has been named the first recipient of the Louis Stokes Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University. Boyd will enroll at the university this fall.
July 17, 2007
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) has been awarded $25.5 million by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for continued cancer research and expanded clinical trials. The funding represents a 10 percent increase in NCI funding to the center, the only one of 40 designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation to receive an increase when many National Institutes of Health-related appropriations have been flat or declining. The $25.5 million accompanies the center's NCI redesignation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center and an outstanding rating, and is to be allocated in the amount of $5.1 million each year for the next five years.
July 12, 2007
Darhl Foreman, Kenneth Kutina and Ana Locci share a common love for a Case Western Reserve University treasure -- the University Farm -- that has forged the three individuals into a team with a goal. Their team efforts have resulted in the establishment of a new endowment fund to keep the 389-acre Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms thriving for research, education and recreational uses for many years to come.
July 06, 2007
Case Western Reserve University alumnus and trustee David Hunt received the Case Alumni Association's Gold Medal award at the organization's annual reunion banquet on June 8. The CAA chose to honor Hunt for his work as a mediator between the leadership of the association and the university. Relationships between the two had been rocky in recent years until Hunt's intervention helped bridge the gap.
July 03, 2007
Tom White is shooting for a role in a Broadway hit. He plans to reach that goal with the apprenticeship training he will begin this fall through the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Play House M.F.A. Acting Program, a three-year immersion in theater and acting.
June 25, 2007
It was a night to remember at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel as the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing last Friday celebrated the nursing profession and honored its dean, May L. Wykle, with the announcement of a new endowed professorship in her name.
June 18, 2007
Nearly 40 years ago, when asked by members of the African American community in Cleveland why she would even dream of working at predominantly white Case Western Reserve University, May L. Wykle, a small-town Ohio girl denied entrance to several nursing schools because she was black, said, "Well, someone has to hold the door open!"
May 30, 2007
"The Art and Soul of Nursing: A Celebration" is a unique, once-in-a lifetime party that will honor Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Dean May L. Wykle, as well as other distinguished leaders in the field of nursing, on June 22 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.
May 02, 2007
International humanitarian to be honored at dedication of Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence
Case Western Reserve University will honor international humanitarian and entrepreneurial visionary Dr. Kazuo Inamori when it dedicates the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence on Monday, May 7. The dedication ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting and open house at Crawford Hall on the Case campus.
April 26, 2007
Joanna Lopez, a third-year political science and Spanish major at Case Western Reserve University, was surprised when she opened a letter recently and a $2,500 check from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund fell out of the envelope. She had forgotten that she applied the scholarship that she also won during her first year at the university.
April 25, 2007
Growing up in Slavic Village on Cleveland's southeast side, Norbert "Nobby" Lewandowski worked hard on being the fastest runner, being able to hit the ball the furthest, and throw the ball the hardest.
April 24, 2007
Case Western Reserve University graduate student-athlete Stephen Hrinda (Fairview, Pa.), a member of the cross country and track and field teams, has been named one of six finalists (three male, three female) for the 2007 Walter Byers Scholarship Award, as announced by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
April 13, 2007
Grand opening set for new Swagelok® Center For Surface Analysis And Materials at Case Western Reserve University
The Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis and Materials, a nationally renowned materials characterization facility at Case Western Reserve University, will formally celebrate a grand reopening on Monday, April 16, at 4 p.m. on the ground floor of the Glennan Building on the university's campus.
March 29, 2007
CIT alumnus, 72, taking 2,800-mile bike ride to attend 50th class reunion at Case Western Reserve University in June
In June, Mattson's 1957 graduating class will celebrate its 50th reunion, which sparked an idea -- a 2,800 bike ride back along old Route 66 to attend his reunion.
March 26, 2007
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine names Case Western Reserve University among best values in private colleges
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has named Case Western Reserve University to its 2007 list of the 50 "Best Values in Private Universities.
March 09, 2007
Weatherhead School of Management scholarship opportunities are now available for fall 2007. All applicants admitted to the full-time MBA program are automatically considered for these merit-based scholarships. Scholarships require full-time enrollment at the Weatherhead School and are provided for the first academic year.
February 15, 2007
Engineers Week at Case Western Reserve University to feature family carnival, lego robotics competition, biomed conference
The Case School of Engineering is observing the 56th annual National Engineers Week, a celebration of engineering's impact on society, February 18-23. This year's theme, "Imagine," will focus on innovation and design using engineering principles.
February 06, 2007
Late couple's love story leads to $2.3 million donation for endowed chair at Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Husband honors late wife's nursing education and career with creation of the Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Chair to support excellence in nursing education.
January 22, 2007
Swagelok Company and Case Western Reserve University awarded $5.5 million third frontier grant for the commercialization of breakthrough materials technology
Swagelok Company, a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions headquartered in Solon, Ohio, along with its longtime research collaborator Case Western Reserve University, are the recipients of a three-year $5.5 million grant from Ohio's Third Frontier Project. The grant will enable Swagelok, in partnership with Case, to further research, evaluate and commercialize a paradigm-shifting technology that the company developed and patented: Low-Temperature Colossal Supersaturation (LTCSS™).
January 17, 2007
Members of the governing body of Case Western Reserve University contribute more than time, counsel, and expertise. They also contribute money to support the goals they endorse and value. The Trustee Vision Acceleration Campaign has garnered widespread support. This...
January 08, 2007
Bruce Loessin, a senior administrator with extensive experience in institutional development and external relations, has been named senior vice president for university relations and development at Case Western Reserve University by interim president Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D. He will start on January 16.
January 04, 2007
Case Western Reserve University establishes Fairmount Minerals Chair in Social Entrepreneurship at Weatherhead School of Management
Fairmount Minerals, Ltd. will advance the education of current and future business leaders in sustainability through two generous gifts, totaling $2.4 million, to the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
December 18, 2006
Grace F. Brody, associate professor emerita from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS), has seen many changes over time as a researcher and educator, but one bond that remains strong and constant is that of the child and their caregiver.
December 06, 2006
Gift of $1 million establishes endowment for Case Western Reserve University materials characterization laboratory
A $1 million grant from the Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust means a new name and a lot more resources for a nationally renowned materials characterization facility at Case Western Reserve University.
December 04, 2006
A gift from Case Western Reserve University trustee and Cleveland business leader, Joseph P. Keithley, and his wife, Nancy, will help the Case School of Engineering recruit the best and brightest electrical engineering and computer science students from around the world and bring them to Northeast Ohio.
November 07, 2006
Case Western Reserve University's Mandel Center constructs new building for educating nonprofit leaders
The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University--one of the first programs in the country with a primary focus on educating nonprofit management leaders--reached another milestone as it begins an $11 million project to build its new center on Bellflower Road and becomes the first center of its kind with its own freestanding building.
October 26, 2006
Event highlights importance of electronics, engineering and entrepreneurship Glennan Building The Case School of Engineering, Northeast Ohio Electronics Cluster and Larry Sears will publicly showcase the new Sears Undergraduate Design Laboratory to a public gathering of Northeast Ohio Electronics...
October 23, 2006
As the nation turns the spotlight on National Arts and Humanities Month in October, Case Western Reserve University's Baker-Nord Center for Humanities celebrates its own milestone as the center reaches its 10th anniversary.
October 19, 2006
The work of eight local artists, all current or former students from the Cleveland Institute of Art, will be featured in an exhibition titled "Heterotopia: sites of culture represented, contested and inverted", a collaborative project involving The Cleveland Foundation, the Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University.
October 06, 2006
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the National Foundation for Cancer Research Launch New Research Center for Molecular Imaging
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced the establishment of a new NFCR Center for Molecular Imaging. This center, funded by a 5-year grant from the NFCR, will be led...
September 29, 2006
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $246,807.00 to the Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Institute for Global Security Law and Policy. The funds will be used by Case to promote cooperation between U.S. and foreign prosecutors in terrorism cases.
September 15, 2006
Finds proteins from the AIDS virus Case Western Reserve University Chemist Mary Barkley wants to find out what makes two pieces of a protein in the AIDS virus begin the biochemical processes that lead to AIDS. A four-year, $...
August 31, 2006
Scholarship fund established to provide financial aid for Case Western Reserve University nursing undergraduates
Undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing have received a $550,000 financial aid boost from the nation's largest private funder devoted exclusively to nursing students and nursing education.
August 16, 2006
Continuing a tradition of support for faculty innovation and student engagement in the world beyond the classroom, the McGregor Fund will underwrite a College of Arts and Sciences initiative to develop new international learning experiences for undergraduates at Case Western Reserve University.
July 05, 2006
Deal is first professor, director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence After an international search, Case Western Reserve University Interim President Gregory Eastwood, M.D., and Dr. Kazuo Inamori, international business leader and founder of the Inamori Foundation,...
June 01, 2006
Ready for use by Case researchers, students and children attending farm programs The Debra Ann November Research Greenhouse—a generous gift from Mort and Iris November in memory of Mr. November's daughter Debra Ann (1953-1977)—will expand opportunities for Case Western Reserve...
May 31, 2006
The Myron B. Phipps Dean's Discretionary Fund poised to impact Case's contribution to engineering and technology education A $1.5 million gift from Charles H. and John B. Phipps in honor of their father will be a catalyst to keep Case...
May 30, 2006
Space named to honor Case alumnus and Sewickley resident, Oliver L. Poppenberg, for more than 50 years of service Oliver L. "Ollie" Poppenberg first came to Case Western Reserve University in 1955. And, although Poppenberg graduated in 1959 with...
May 15, 2006
Funding from $2 million gift will support new research bridging neuroscience and robot intelligence Start-up packages for new faculty members are increasingly common in higher education these days. Much less common is reinvestment by colleges and universities in their more...
March 31, 2006
To aid the International Society for Intelligence Research’s work at Case Understanding how smart we are got a boost from two philanthropists interested in human intelligence. The International Society for Intelligence Research based at Case Western Reserve University—a dedicated group...
March 21, 2006
Gift to Case School of Engineering designed to foster student innovation and experiential learning opportunities
Largest-ever donation of nearly $6 million from alumni Larry and Sally Sears to transform electrical engineering education Sally Zlotnick Sears and Larry Sears Training electrical engineering students to be great technology innovators is the lofty goal of every engineering school....
January 17, 2006
Library adds group study rooms, natural lighting to become more user-friendly The Case Western Reserve University School of Law's library has gone from being largely a "warehouse for books" to a place where students enjoy coming to read, study, and...
December 09, 2005
Gift made by local and national leaders honors life’s work of Arthur Naparstek The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University has received a gift of nearly $1.6 million to endow scholarships in community building for bright,...