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Major Gifts Received July 2011-December 2011


We are sincerely appreciative to the major gift donors over the last six months. Their gifts range from capital dollars for the new building project, to support for scholarships for outstanding students, to honoring faculty excellence, to supporting our cutting-edge Centers and Institutes.There are many creative ways to give to the UC College of Law and we are grateful for the vision and support of these donors.

UC Law New Building Fund

The Class of 1968 is raising funds to name a courtroom in the new building in honor of their classmate Judge Sandra S. Beckwith, the first woman Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Lou Gilligan ’68 and Dan Carmichael ’68 have led this drive with their gifts and Judge Beckwith ’68 has also made a generous contribution to the new building.

Through the Dinsmore firm campaign, these partners from Dinsmore & Shohl have generously donated to the new College of Law Building Fund: Bonnie Camden ‘89, Wayne Dawson ‘67, Chuck Roesch ‘84, Mark Vander Laan, George Vincent, Ben Wells ‘83, and Susan Zaunbrecher ‘90.

In honor of their grandfather and father, Charles Sawyer, Class of 1911, John Williams, Jr. ‘66, Ed Sawyer, Sr. ’58 and John Sawyer have made a major gift to the new Building Fund.

Through the Taft firm campaign, these donors have shown their support by giving to the new Building Fund: Jack Donson ’71; Art McMahon (wife Stephanie is an Associate Professor at UC Law); Steve Nechemias’69; Tim Reilly '78; David Schiering ’70; Mark Stepaniak ’80.

Student Support

Philip Borack donated another gift to his good friend Norm Barron’s scholarship fund.

Tom ’68 and Fay Dupuis ‘69 made a generous end-of-year gift to their scholarship fund.

John Gruttadaurio ’89 has generously established the John J. Gruttadaurio Scholarship, benefitting UC Law students from the greater Cleveland area.

Jim Helmer, Jr. ‘75, co-chair of the law school’s Cornerstones Campaign, made a year-end gift to four different funds: the new Building Fund; the Helmer Scholarship Fund; the Helmer Law Review Prize and the Helmer Professorship.

John Holschuh, Jr. ’80, his wife Wendy, ’83, and their children Heather, John ’14, and Jake were all involved in making a significant memorial gift to the Judge John D. Holschuh, Sr. Scholarship Fund (Class of 1951).

Through the years, the Fred and Rose Kotte Charitable Fund has supported the scholarship initiatives at UC Law. Once again, we are thankful for their support.

Faculty Support

The following donors have recently made generous donations to support faculty excellence:

Dean Louis D. Bilionis and Ann Hubbard

Dan Carmichael ‘68

Joe ’77 and MJ Conn

Programs, Institutes, Centers, Clinics and Library

Thanks to the generous support of the Katz family (Lou Katz ’73), the University’s Constitution Day programming will be supported through the Alfred B. Katz Constitution Day Fund. A member of the class of ’35, the late Mr. Katz was a founding member of Katz, Greenberger & Norton

Donations were recently made to the Ohio Innocence Project from: The Ohio State Bar Association; John Pepper, Jr. and Francie Pepper; Murray & Agnes Seasongood Foundation.

Since deciding not to run for re-election, The Honorable Timothy E. McMonagle’s remaining re-election campaign funds needed to be donated to a non-profit. The Judge is a fan of the work done at the Ohio Innocence Project and he generously donated the remaining re-election funds to the program.

Harry Santen ’57 has made a generous contribution to the new Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice.

These donors made generous contributions to The Urban Morgan Institute: Prof. Bert Lockwood, Jr. and Paul D. Schurgot Foundation, Inc.