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Major Gifts Received July 2010-June 2011

We are sincerely appreciative to the major gift donors on the following list. Their gifts range from capital dollars for the new building project, to establishing new scholarships for outstanding students, to honoring faculty excellence by naming a faculty office in the new building, to sponsoring an international conference and art exhibit. 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

Michael Cioffi ’79 generously contributed to name the Building Lobby Information Center at the new College of Law building.

Tom ’75 and Sally Cuni made a generous capital gift to the new College of Law building.

Bill and Doloris ’78 Learmonth have generously supported the new building fund.

Judge Beth Myers ’82 made a generous contribution to the new College of Law building.

Tim Parry’s ‘81 recent gift will benefit the Cornerstones Campaign for the new building fund.

Former Dean Victor Schwartz generously contributed to the new building fund.


Student Support

Judy Barron and her children, Hal, Esther, Michael and his wife Carrie, established and generously contributed to a new scholarship in memory of Norm Barron ’60. The generous Norman I. Barron Scholarship Fund (established with contributions of over $265,000) benefits a member of the Moot Court. Other generous major gift contributions to the Barron scholarship are Kenneth Brody and the Bullock Foundation.

Through a generous estate gift, the William G. Batchelder ’39 Scholarship Fund was established to assist deserving students entering UC Law.

George Fabe ’81 contributed new funds to his two current scholarships at the College of Law.

Bob ’77 and Laura Fogarty have endowed the Fogarty Scholarship Fund, assisting deserving students from Northeast Ohio to attend UC Law, including Bob’s hometown of Youngstown.

Tim Garry’s generous contributions will assist students who are experiencing financial hardships that might otherwise jeopardize their law school education.

Norm Gutmacher ’71 has established the Gutmacher Scholarship Fund which will financially assist deserving students throughout their education at UC Law.

Rick Hannon ’78 has generously increased his scholarship fund, benefitting students receiving both their JD and MBA.

The estate of Jacob S. (1905) and Beatrice F. Hermann established a new $400,000 scholarship in their name.

In 2000, William M. Junk ’46 and a few other UC Law graduates, established the; Miami Undergraduate Scholarship Fund. He made another generous gift to the scholarship fund to increase this fund significantly. UC Law students who received their undergraduate degree from Miami University (OH) will benefit from a significant investment in the Miami Undergraduate Scholarship Fund.

Jim Kennedy ’76 and Marcia Spaeth made a generous contribution that established the much-needed current-use scholarship fund and benefits the new College of Law Building.

The Fred ’33 and Rose Kotte Charitable Fund contributed to the newly established current-use scholarship fund. We have a great need for spendable scholarship support to attract the best and brightest students.

Judge Walter Porter ’49 has established a planned gift which will allow UC Law to make tremendous strides in becoming the Premier, Small, Urban Law School in the country.

The Ladislas and Vilma Segoe Family Foundation generously supported both the expansion of the Library’s law and city planning collection and underwrote five students’ unpaid summer public interest experiences.

Tom ’00 and Amanda White have given generously for many years to support the student fellowship stipend fund and specifically a student at the Northern Kentucky Children’s Law Center.


Faculty Support

Melany Newby ’74 contributed a generous gift to name a faculty office in the new building for Professor Ronna Greff Schneider.


Institutes, Clinics, Centers and Library

We are grateful that the Harvey C. Hubbell Trust is a regular contributor to the College’s Judge in Residence program.

The Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) was the recipient of a number of generous gifts recently.Paul Heldman ‘77 and Debbie Kirschner ’77 supported the Ohio Innocence Project this year as did long-time OIP major gift supporters: John and Francie Pepper; the Lois and Dick Rosenthal Foundation; and John Shepherd.

In April the OIP hosted the first International Innocence Network Conference in Cincinnati at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and many supporters helped make this conference hugely successful including national foundation The Ford Foundation as well as local supporters: The Cincinnati Bar Foundation; the Estabrook Trust; Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham; Porter Wright Morris and Arthur; the Lois and Dick Rosenthal Foundation; and the Seasongood Foundation.

The newly established Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice was supported by a generous gift from Harry ’57 and Ann Santen.

The Paul D. Schurgot Foundation is a regular and generous supporter of the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights.

The Glenn M. Weaver Foundation is a regular and generous supporter of the Glenn M. Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry.