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July 27, 2009

Alumni and Friends Increase Support for Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University's alumni and friends continue to provide generous support for research and scholarship even amid challenging economic times.

May 29, 2009

Figgie Foundation Gives $1.5 Million to Create Orthopaedics Chair at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

The Figgie Foundation has made a $1.5 million gift to endow the Harry E. Figgie III, M.D. Professorship in Orthopaedics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

January 22, 2009

Weatherhead Foundations Make $2 Million Commitment to Support Management and Medicine at Case Western Reserve

The Weatherhead Foundation and the Albert J. Weatherhead III Foundation have donated $2 million to the university to further fund respective endowments at the Weatherhead School of Management and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

October 21, 2008

They're Back: IRA Rollovers Offer a Great Way to Give

Renewed legislation allows individuals aged 70-1/2 or older to make outright gifts from individual retirement accounts without tax complications.

October 08, 2008

Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association makes $5 million commitment to Case Western Reserve University

Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association Makes $5 Million Gift

August 26, 2008

Dentist Plans His Future, Helps the Dental School

Philip Dixon (DEN '83) and his wife, Carolyn, have incorporated the School of Dental in their retirement plans by making a deferred payment charitable gift annuity.

August 15, 2008

New Endowment Opens Doors for Political Science Undergrads

Political Science Department is now able to offer summer internship support--thanks to the gift of Liz Hill '97

August 12, 2008

Case Western Reserve University surpasses $100 million in fundraising for 2007-2008

Case Western Reserve University has raised $103.3 million in philanthropy during the 2007–2008 fiscal year -- the third highest fundraising total in the university's history. Case Western Reserve raised nearly $68.8 million in 2006-2007.

Friend of Case Western Reserve seeds Energy Institute's STEM effort

Mark Gelfand makes a leadership gift to create the Engineering Technology Education Fund.

New Graduate Fellowship to Support Energy Institute

The Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University has received a $250,000 gift from Dr. Walter J. Culver (CIT ‘62/’64) to endow the Walt and Sylvia Culver Engineering Fellowship for Sustainable Infrastructure.

July 10, 2008

Class of '36 alumna helps future students "take off

Aviation law pioneer Alberta Colclaser LAW '36 has used her professional success to help support future generations of students through a combination of outright and planned gifts.

April 14, 2008

Will commitment to endow chemistry professorship at Case Western Reserve University

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 11, 2008

Estate Gift Will Be Part of Class of '58 Fiftieth Reunion Class Gift

Sanford R. Weiss, M.D. (ADL ’55, MED ’58) has given a $1.9 million charitable remainder annuity trust to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to support scholarships and commemorate his 50th reunion.

March 11, 2008

First professorship in energy innovation at Case Western Reserve University endowed by Maltz Family Foundation

The Maltz Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland provides $2 million grant for professorship; builds on startup funds from Cleveland Foundation

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 School of Medicine's history.

November 05, 2007

Class of 1942 alumna gives $1 million to School of Medicine to honor Rocco L. Motto, M.D.

Vee Motto has donated $1 million to the School of Medicine to help establish the Rocco L. Motto, M.D. Professorship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The gift was announced during a private reception over Alumni Weekend.

October 16, 2007

David Cooperrider appointed first Fairmount Minerals Chair in Social Entrepreneurship

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.

September 24, 2007

$1.6 million gift fuels groundbreaking research in arthritis, transforms undergraduate labs

Inspired by Case Western Reserve University biology professor Arnold Caplan, Case Western Reserve alumnus L. David Baldwin (B.S. '49, physics) has donated $1.6 million to the College of Arts and Sciences.

July 20, 2007

A Team Effort: University Farm Endowment is Seeded

Team of faculty, administrators, and alumni have worked to establish 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 03, 2007

Case/Cleveland Play House Acting Program to use Cleveland Foundation as home for new endowment fund

Case Western Reserve and the Cleveland Play House have launched a $10-million fundraising campaign to sustain the Case/Cleveland Play House M.F.A. Acting Program.

June 07, 2007

Case Western Reserve University to establish its first endowed chair named for an African American

May L. Wykle, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, honored with chair, one of the first named for an African American woman in nursing at major research university.

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

December 18, 2006

Emerita professor's $1.5 million gift strengthens parent-child studies for social workers

Grace F. Brody, associate professor emerita from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS), has generously given $1.5 million to MSASS to endow and create the new Grace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies.

December 04, 2006

University trustee establishes $500K endowment at Case school of engineering

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.

May 26, 2005

Dr. Grace Brody Sustains her Life's Work

When one is passionate about what she does, no obstacle is too great to overcome. When Grace Brody, an emerita...

Walter and Estelle Brahm Share Passion for Libraries

Walter and Estelle Brahm have endowed a fund to support the Kelvin Smith Library--and celebrate their 70-year love of books and each other.

May 26, 2003

Esther McNeil: Guided by Compassion, Practicality, and Generosity

Forget any 1930s movie version of what a 'benefactor' is. Like the many thousands of individuals whose generosity helps to...

Doctor Avoids Capital Gains Tax, Diversifies Portfolio Through Charitable Remainder Unitrust

As a co-founder of a publicly traded biotechnology company, James C. Kauer, CIT '51, held highly appreciated shares in...