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Events coordinator zooms in for Art on the Mall
It’s not unusual for Michele “Mickey” Ross to hop in her car, Canon XSi riding shotgun, and go for a drive. That’s how she found a small, dilapidated dwelling and gas pump one snowy day in Sylvania. And on a fall jaunt through Oak ...
Women & Philanthropy announces grant winners
Women & Philanthropy, a volunteer organization that promotes The University of Toledo through grants to UT initiatives, has given 2016 grants in the amount of $81,545 The first grant for $31,465 was awarded to the Instrumentation Center ...
Spenglers create gift annuity to support women's basketball
The University of Toledo women’s basketball program has a rich tradition. The Rockets have won nine Mid-American Conference regular-season titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament on seven occasions. UT is also the only MAC basketball ...
IRA charitable rollover now a permanent provision
It’s never too soon to start considering year-end taxes, and one option popular with taxpayers and beneficial to charities is now a permanent provision. “Last year, the IRA (Individual Retirement Account) charitable rollover was signed ...
Women & Philanthropy marks 10 years of leadership
Although volunteerism by women has long played a part in nonprofit organizations, a focus on the role of women in charitable giving is a relatively newer phenomenon. In 2001, no university-based women’s philanthropy programs existed ...
Lance and Dee Talmage feel fortunate to support UT
Dr. Lance and Diana (Dee) Talmage’s bios read like a Who’s Who at The University of Toledo. Both hold UT degrees: Lance graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1960, and Dee received a master of education in elementary ...
UT Foundation names new COO and fundraising officers
The University of Toledo Foundation has named a chief operating officer and two new fundraising professionals. Derek Groves serves as chief operating officer for the UT Foundation. Prior to joining the UT Foundation, he served as senior ...
UT Foundation outperforms investment averages
The University of Toledo Foundation achieved a 2.3 percent total investment return for the 2015 fiscal year, surpassing the 2.0 percent average for participants of similar asset size, in the NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. The ...
Memorial golf event supports metastic breast cancer group
Jackie Ayers was a nurse, alumna, and retired faculty member of the former Medical College of Ohio. A business owner and community volunteer, she served as a board member for Hospice of Northwest Ohio and the Zepf Center, a disaster volunteer ...
Dean's Club names endowed urology professorship
The 2016 Dean’s Club Symposium of The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences celebrated the volunteer service of a local business owner and awarded the first Kenneth A. Kropp, MD, Endowed Professorship of Urology. The ...
Bob and Eileen O’Keefe: Loyal Rockets to the end
If the UT Rockets were playing at home, odds were that the late Bob O’Keefe (Bus ‘56) and his wife, Eileen, were cheering in the stands. Dave Nottke, senior assistant athletic director for development and external affairs, remembered ...
UT Physicians give back to benefit the University
The University of Toledo Physicians, LLC, (UTP) partners with its members to provide high-quality, comprehensive healthcare in a patient-centered environment. Physicians in private medical practices sometimes find private practice ...
Leidichs support new program in energy engineering
Higher education has long played a leading role in transforming the world. Through education and research at The University of Toledo, faculty members continue to make strides in fields such as science, medicine, business, communication, ...
Dr. Robert Walden: A pioneer in mental and community health
Over his 22-year career with the former Medical College of Ohio (now The University of Toledo), the late Dr. Robert Walden was a man of many firsts. Recruited to join the new college in 1968 as one of its founding faculty, he became MCO’s ...
$75,000 available for 2016 grants from Women & Philanthropy
Tuesday, Feb. 16, is the deadline to submit an application for a grant from Women & Philanthropy at The University of Toledo. UT staff, faculty and students from all campuses are eligible to apply. To be considered for a grant, all ...
Scholarship created to honor late communications professor
Don Reiber, a man who left an indelible legacy on students at The University of Toledo for nearly 40 years, died Sept. 20, just hours after doing what he loved: teaching students while directing a broadcast of the Rockets’ volleyball match ...
Giving comes full circle for retired UT professor
Retired UT professor Martin Ritchie learned the meaning of philanthropy at a very young age, from his father’s tireless dedication to Civil War battlefield preservation to his mother’s fundraising drive to provide a piano to a retirement ...
Donor lives up to daughter’s ideal
By UT News Staff : October 29, 2015 Tom Litzinger is the last person who would want any publicity for what he’s doing for the College of Medicine and Life Sciences at The University of Toledo. But he knows he can’t help a future ...
UT Foundation outperforms national investment average
The University of Toledo Foundation achieved a 17.9 percent total investment return for the 2014 fiscal year, surpassing the 15.5 percent average for participants in the NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments, an industry survey by the ...
New sculptures reign on campuses
A trio of red blossoms reaches skyward between UT Medical Center and Mulford Library. Swimming silently through a sea of green leaves is a 9-foot fish south of Carlson Library near the Ottawa River. And a 300-pound dog measuring more than ...
Two UT fundraisers earn distinguished certification
Two fundraisers for The University of Toledo Foundation have earned the highest professional certification in their field from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Barbara Tartaglia-Poure and Brett Loney recently received the ...
Women & Philanthropy announces 2015 grant award winners
Women & Philanthropy, a volunteer organization that promotes The University of Toledo through grants to UT initiatives, has given 2015 grants totaling $49,216. The first grant, in the amount of $21,146, has been awarded to the College ...
Art on the Mall is Sunday, July 26!
It’s summer and that means Art on the Mall. Come to The University of Toledo’s Main Campus and help celebrate the 23rd year of the juried art show Sunday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free, public event will have more than 100 ...
Diamante Awards nominations due July 24
Nominations for the Diamante Awards are being accepted for this year’s 26th annual event. The Diamante Awards will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, at The University of Toledo Driscoll Alumni Center to kick off National Hispanic Heritage ...
Center to offer new campus ‘home’ for alumni and friends
A new building will offer a welcoming campus venue for University of Toledo alumni and friends. For nearly 40 years, UT’s Driscoll Alumni Center has served as “home” to alumni, as well as provided space for classes, meetings, events, ...
Stoepler Professor of Law and Values named
Dean Daniel J. Steinbock has named Professor Lee J. Strang the next John W. Stoepler Professor of Law and Values, effective July 1. Strang follows Professor Susan Martyn, who became the John W. Stoepler Professor of Law and Values ...
Institute for Human Trafficking and Social Justice established
While the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States in 1865, Dr. Celia Williamson, University of Toledo professor of social work, can attest it is still alive and thriving. “Modern-day slavery is a business of supply and ...
New leaders mark changing times at UT
History was made at The University of Toledo in March as the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name Dr. Sharon Gaber UT’s 17th president. “The University of Toledo is one of the most important institutions in the region and in ...
Brothers on the Rise helping UT students stay and succeed
College requires a major adjustment for many new students. They face various problems, based largely on their previous educational experience, culture, and family situation. “Students come to The University of Toledo with varied levels ...
Medical Research Society to support faculty research
In an effort to promote and aid budding medical faculty research, The University of Toledo is creating a society that will grant funding for biomedical projects. The University of Toledo Medical Research Society supports biomedical ...
Huntington Bank provides $10,000 in scholarships to five
Huntington Bank presented scholarships totaling $10,000 to five University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation students last week in the Huntington Sales Lab, located on the fourth floor of the Savage & Associates Business Complex. The ...
UT receives major SSOE gift to College of Engineering
The University of Toledo College of Engineering has received a substantial multi-year gift from Toledo-based engineering, architectural and construction management firm SSOE Group to further nurture entrepreneurial potential among UT engineering ...
UT pharmacy alumni honor Doc Schlembach
When University of Toledo pharmacy graduates look back on their college experiences, they’re likely to recall the friendships they formed, the classes that prepared them for a successful career, and the teachers who most influenced them. ...
New Alan Barry Accounting Lab dedicated
When The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation dedicates the new Alan Barry Accounting Lab Tuesday, Sept. 23, it will recognize and honor the alumnus whose gift made it reality. Alan H. Barry, a 1966 graduate of the ...
W&P Receives a Special Gift
Women & Philanthropy received a special gift from the estate of the late Posy Huebner. The gift, in the amount of $25,000, was earmarked for the Women & Philanthropy Endowment Fund. Posy was Member #3 and a founding member of Women & ...
Women & Philanthropy and alumni affiliates give warmth
Children in our community will stay warmer this season due to the donations of many supporters on the campus of The University of Toledo (UT). Women & Philanthropy at UT partnered with the alumni affiliates of the College of Health ...
Edward Shapiro’s spirit lives on in UT students
The world lost internationally acclaimed UT economics professor Edward Shapiro in 2005. However, a decade after his death, UT students still strive for the excellence in English composition and in economics that Professor Shapiro always ...
Jim and Barbara Keller Live on through Legacy Fund
Jim Keller’s relationship with The University of Toledo, like many UT alumni, didn’t end when he graduated in 1950. His education and experiences at UT, including playing Rockets football, served to make him one of the University’s biggest ...
Sullivans’ gift for Larimer renovation latest in long line
When it comes to supporting UT athletics, Chuck and Jackie Sullivan are in a league of their own. The Sullivans made the lead gift to the Rockets’ latest capital campaign, a $5 million renovation of the Larimer Athletic Complex. They ...
Women & Philanthropy Lobby and Educational Displays at the UT Lake Erie Center Dedicated
May 28, 2014 Members and guests gathered at the UT Lake Erie Center on Wednesday, May 28 for the dedication of the lobby and educational displays that were the result of a 2013 grant to the center. This grant funded interactive computer ...
UT College of Medicine awards more than $1.2 million in scholarships
The College of Medicine and Life Sciences at The University of Toledo recently awarded more than $1.2 million in scholarships to its students. In total, 104 students were recipients of 60 different scholarships, which totaled $1,215,467. ...
Women Lawyers History Project dedicated
On Thursday, October 2, 2014 the Toledo Women Lawyers History Project, a collaboration between the Toledo Women’s Bar Association and The University of Toledo College of Law, was dedicated at the UT law library. At the dedication, ...
Women & Philanthropy at UT announces 2014 grant award winners
Women & Philanthropy, a volunteer organization that promotes The University of Toledo through investments and grants to UT initiatives, has awarded 2014 grants totaling $33,900. The first grant, in the amount of $21,400, has been awarded ...
New planned giving website available
The UT Foundation just introduced a new website that focuses on bequests, gifts from IRA’s and deferred gifts such as charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities. The website, utoledo.plannedgiving.org, is interactive and ...
UT Foundation Reorganizes Senior Staff, Revamps Website
The University of Toledo Foundation has restructured its senior leadership positions to better meet the organization’s changing needs. A new chief operating officer (COO) position was created to oversee finance and administration, fund ...
Lovejoys Hope to Help Students Develop Their Future
When Ken and Jean Sanzenbacher Lovejoy returned to the Toledo area after living out-of-state for 15 years, they felt back at home in more ways than one. “We are probably like many graduates of UT,” said Ken. “After graduation, you jump ...
New Cancer Center Offers 'Higher Degree of Healing'
The diagnosis of cancer is often accompanied by a sense of anxiety and uncertainty. The new Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center at The University of Toledo Medical Center is designed to alleviate some of that distress through the convenience ...
Collins Estate Gift Creates New Pediatric Professorship
A Toledo woman’s $2 million bequest to The University of Toledo, in memory of her son, will support research, innovative diagnostic services, and clinical services in support of treatment for children with disabilities. Louise Collins, ...
UT Foundation Recognized for Annual Fund, Case Statement
The University of Toledo annual fund fundraising team has received a Reeher Peak Performance Award. The award is given to schools increasing both annual giving dollars and donors in the same year, by Reeher, a leading developer of software ...
UT to Expand and Renovate Larimer Athletic Complex
The Larimer Athletic Complex, home to the Rocket football program and the Rocket Academic Center since 1990, is set to undergo a major renovation to expand and improve the weight room, locker room and other support areas for football, ...
UT Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Medical College
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Medical College of Ohio. Now The University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus, the academic health science center at Arlington and Glendale Avenues has gone by a number of names through the years ...
UT Engineering Institute Developing Leadership Skills
A University of Toledo engineering graduate who leads one of the region’s largest public companies is now helping cultivate leadership skills among UT engineering students. A $1 million gift from Roy Armes (Eng ‘75) and his wife, Marcia, ...
Cathy Sheets Gives Back Through Gift Annuity
As a person of deep faith, Cathy Sheets has also been inspired by her faith to give back. Mrs. Sheets, who received a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1986 and a master’s in taxation in 1992 from UT, learned philanthropy from watching ...
Rockets to Dedicate “Women & Philanthropy Media Room” in Reception at Savage on Nov. 21
Nov. 15, 2013 The University of Toledo will dedicate the newly renovated “Women & Philanthropy Media Room” in a reception this Thursday, Nov. 21 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The media room was recently renovated thanks to a $23,000 grant ...
Jim Findlay: Philanthropist, Friend, and Proud UT Alumnus
One of The University of Toledo’s proudest alumni and most respected business leaders and philanthropists, James R. Findlay Sr., died Oct. 20, 2013 at age 87. Mr. Findlay, a Sylvania resident, graduated from UT with a bachelor’s degree ...
Medical Student's Legacy Lives On Through Scholarship
A University of Toledo medical student, known for her kind smile and desire to help others, is being memorialized through a new endowed scholarship fund at UT. Amie Litzinger was in her last year of medical school when she died in January, ...
Sig Ep Alumni Remember UT and a Home Away from Home
For some people, the word “fraternity” conjures up images of John Belushi wreaking havoc in “Animal House.” But for former members of the Ohio Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at The University of Toledo, “fraternity” invokes the very ...
Tom and Mary Wakefield: Biggest Toledo Fans in Michigan
Tom and Mary Wakefield have called Ann Arbor home for many years--he is a vascular surgeon and professor of surgery at The University of Michigan, and she is a UM physical therapist--but they remain Toledo Rockets at heart. “Our ...
Women & Philanthropy at UT announces 2013 grant award winners
July 10th, 2013 Women & Philanthropy, a volunteer organization that promotes The University of Toledo through investments and grants to UT initiatives, soon will announce that it has awarded two grants for 2013 that total $38,000 in ...
UT Women & Philanthropy - Donors with Passion and Vision
April 24th, 2013 What can a small group of determined women do for a university? A lot if that group is The University of Toledo’s Women & Philanthropy. In just five years, Women & Philanthropy has donated $176,931 in grants for University ...
Women & Philanthropy receives a special gift in honor of Posy Huebner
When Nancy Koerner, J.D., Director of Planned Giving at The University of Toledo, left to accept a position at Ohio State University, she left with Women & Philanthropy on her mind and heart. Nancy has made a wonderful gift to the W&P ...
UT Center for Excellence in Autism to open new facility
June 7th, 2011 Adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders now have a new place to receive innovative services in northwest Ohio. The University of Toledo will celebrate the grand opening of the Center for Excellence in ...
Women & Philanthropy at UT awards grants for art, autism center
June 7th, 2011 The Honors College and the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Center for Excellence in Autism are the recipients of this year’s grants awarded by Women & Philanthropy at The University of Toledo. A grant for ...
A University Woman
The first grant awarded by Women & Philanthropy at The University of Toledo was received by the Carlson Library and was celebrated with the dedication of “A University Woman” glass sculpture. The sculpture was created by University ...
Women and Philanthropy to unveil gift in Carlson Library
May 27, 2008 Women and Philanthropy will celebrate its first grant award by revealing a gift Thursday, May 29, at 5:30 p.m. in UT’s Canaday Center for Special Collections in Carlson Library on Main Campus. UT’s Women and Philanthropy, ...
Power of Women Is Focus of New Philanthropy Group
"As I give, I get," said African-American educator Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955). Though volunteerism among women is no new phenomenon, the role of women in charitable giving is receiving increased attention nationally. "Women ...

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