|Individual Gifts of Note|
Last year, gifts by Fisher alumni and friends helped fund student scholarships and fellowships, faculty research, undergraduate and graduate program enhancements, research and business partnership centers, as well as emerging priorities of the college.
James (MBA ’81) and Melissa Allen continued to give to The James R. and Melissa S. Allen Graduate Scholarship Fund, an endowment established this year.
Joseph Alutto and Carol Newcomb continued to support the Joseph Alutto MBA Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for MBA students.
Pat Aveni continued her support of scholarships for students studying entrepreneurship.
Marilynn and the late John Berry Sr. supported Fisher College of Business through their estate.
Arnold Blaine (BSBA ’49) made a gift to the Fisher College of Business Fund which is dedicated to supporting new initiatives and priorities of the college, through collaborative discussion with business community, faculty and students, to transform ideas into action.
Harold Gene Buchanan II (BA ’86) committed support to the Accounting Honors program with a pledge to the Thomas J. Burns Accounting Honors Endowment.
The Thomas J. Burns Trust supported the Thomas J. Burns Accounting Honors Endowment Fund established this year. This endowment will support the Accounting Honors Program and the Accounting Honors students.
Thomas and Joanne Calabro continued their support of the Calabro Family Dean’s Innovation Fund which was endowed this year. This fund will be used for emerging priorities in the Fisher College of Business.
Robert Cropper and his late wife, Mary Jo Cropper (BS ’63), continued their support of The Cropper Family Graduate Scholarship Fund.
Through their estate, Philip (BSBA ’43) and Marian Ewing established the Philip M. Ewing Innovation Fund to support activities of the faculty, students, and staff of the Max M. Fisher College of Business.
John (BA ’70) and Bebe (BA ’69) Finn established the endowed John and Bebe Finn MBA Scholarship Fund and also supported the Dean’s Advisory Council Fund.
Sander and Mechele Flaum supported the annual Sander Flaum Leadership Speaker Series.
Karl Frey (BSBA ’89) continued his support of the Accounting Honors program by giving to the Thomas J. Burns Accounting Honors Endowment.
Kevin M. Gadd (BA ’94) committed support for the newly created Undergraduate Business Plan Competition.
Timothy (BSBA ’90) and Jennifer (BA ’93) Gallagher continued their support of Fisher and made gifts to the Undergraduate Business Cluster Program and to the Timothy and Jennifer Gallagher Dean’s Innovation Fund.
Randy Gerber (BSBA ’90) continued his support of the Initiative for Managing Services.
Terrence (MBA ’83) and CeCe Geremski continued their support of Fisher and made gifts to establish the Terrence E. and Cecelia M. Geremski Innovation Fund.
John B. Gerlach Family has made additional gifts to the John B. Gerlach Medalist Scholarship Fund in support of undergraduate students.
George (BSBA ’74) and Kay Hofmeister committed support to Fisher College of Business through their estate.
David T. Kollat continued his support of the marketing and logistics program.
Tim (Exec MBA ’07) and Alice McCarthy continued support of the Business of Good Scholarship used to provide a scholarship to a non-profit administrator who is enrolled in the Executive MBA program at the Fisher College of Business.
Tim (BA ’70, MBA ’76) and Lindy (BS ’70) Michael continued their support of graduate scholarships for students having served in the U.S. military.
Steve D. Milligan (BSBA ’85) established the Stephen D. and Anne O. Milligan Accounting Education Innovation Fund which provides support for projects or activities of undergraduate accounting students with preference given to students involved in international/technology oriented projects and activities.
Martin C. (BSBA ’79) and Jean Murrer continued support for the Martin and Andrew Murrer Professorship in Finance as well as support for Technology Commercialization and for the Fisher College of Business Advancement Fund.
Marjorie M. Neubig (BSBA ’48) continued support for the Hermann C. Miller Memorial endowed fund which provides scholarships in the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems to graduates preparing for careers in teaching college accounting.
Norman (BA ’60) and Sandy Pessin continued their support of The Norman and Sandy Pessin “Wall Street” Fund which assists the alumni engagement opportunities and the career placement of Fisher graduates in New York City, Chicago, and the major financial markets.
Jason Pitstick (BSBA ‘91) has continued his support of the Initiative for Managing Services.
Lawrence (BSBA ’69) and Julia Pollock continued support for the Lawrence and Julia Pollock Dean’s Innovation Fund used by the dean to promote initiatives by the faculty and staff designed to increase the quality of teaching, research, and involvement with the business community.
Corbett and Chrystie Price have continued support of the Corbett Price Scholarship fund which supports educational diversity at the University.
David (BSBA ’58) and Anne Rismiller continued their support of the David A. Rismiller Dean’s Innovation Fund and the David A. Rismiller Chair in Finance.
Jeffrey (MBA ’76) and Christine Rodek supported the Jeffrey R. Rodek Fund for Information Technology used for enhancements to the Fisher College of Business’s information technology infrastructure and the Jeffrey R. Rodek Innovation Fund used to support activities of the faculty, students, and staff of the Max M. Fisher College of Business.
Jim (MBA ’72) and Sharon Rohr established The James and Sharon Rohr Innovation Fund for use by the dean in support of activities of faculty, students, and staff in accordance with the strategic plans of college.
Robert R. and Stephany Ruffolo Jr. established the Robert R. Ruffolo Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship Fund which assists undergraduate students who are pursuing a business major (or minor) and a major (or minor) in an area of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Dan and Patricia Sanders established The Nicholas John Sanders Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of their son Nick Sanders (MAcc ’06). The scholarship will be used to recruit students to the Master of Accounting program or for students already enrolled in the program.
Craig E. Schneier (BSBA ’69) and Lance W. Schneier (BSBA ’71) established the Schneier Family Undergraduate Scholarship Fund to support undergraduate business students from Stark County or northeastern Ohio who are majoring in finance.
The Stolle Family, Gail Stolle Norris, Sandra Stolle Perry, and the late Mary Jo Stolle Cropper continued their support of the Ralph J. Stolle Scholarship in Business which is a significant, renewable scholarship for graduates of Lebanon City High School who are majoring in business.
Judy (BSBA ’68; MA ’75; PhD ‘91) and Thomas Tansky continued her support of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher and created The Dr. Judy Tansky and Thomas J. Tansky Social Entrepreneurship Fund.
Christine A. Poon and Michael F. Tweedle continued their support to Fisher College of Business for new initiatives and priorities of the college.
Jesse (MBA ’76) and Cheryl Tyson continued to support The Jesse J. Tyson MBA Scholarship Fund.
Through the estate of the late, Col. Jay (J.C.) (BSBA ’59) Van Bloom, The Van Bloom Family MBA Scholarship Fund was established to support business students who have served in the United States military.
Robert (MBA ’64; PhD ’68) and Missy Weiler continued to support MBA students with The Robert Weiler MBA Scholarship Fund.
Tony R. and Dana Wells (BSBA ’82) supported the Center for Entrepreneurship.
Doug (BSBA ’82) and Janis Weintraub continued support of the Center for Entrepreneurship.
Thomas L. Wheeler, III (BE ENG ’55) continued to support to the Center for Entrepreneurship internships for MBA, graduate, and undergraduate students.
William Wolfson (BSBA ’48) continued his support of the Rosalind W. Wolfson Scholarship Fund for assistance of undergraduate business students.
Don Yannias (BSBA ’79, MBA ’81) continued to support the Center for Entrepreneurship.
Robert (MA ’71, MBA ’73, PhD ’74) and Anne Zerbst continued to support The Robert H. Zerbst MBA Scholarship Fund.
James M. (BSBA ’75) and B. Sue Zinn continued support of the Ernst & Young Endowment for Excellence in Accounting Education which promotes innovations and excellence in accounting.
The generosity of our alumni and friends provides resources to bridge the gaps between financial aid and student needs, provides critical funding for faculty research, and provides seed money for innovative programs across the college. The Max M. Fisher College of Business thanks and recognizes the following alumni and friends who made gifts or pledges totaling $1,000 and above between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.
Italics indicates deceased