Skip to Main Content
CWRU Links


Students shown outdoors holding thank you signs towards donors.

Sentiments of Thanks

Alumni and donor contributions motivate our students, inspire our faculty, and hearten our entire university community. In the weeks leading up to our inaugural Thanks Beyond the Possible celebration the campus community came together to share gratitude and build a thank you card to acknowledge such generosity.

  • Smiling students hold a banner that says 'Thanks Beyond The Possible' in order to show their gratitude.
  • Three students show their thanks at CWRU.
  • Two individuals holding a cutout frame, showing thanks.

From all of us, we say: "Thanks Beyond the Possible!"

Paul Fisher

“The difference donor support makes for students at Case Western Reserve University is immense. This is a community. It is not about one student coming to college, it is about people working together to support one another so we can succeed as a group. Scholarship support allows students like me to attend this school and take advantage of all that Case Western Reserve has to offer.”

-Paul Fisher, Class of 2017


Megan Holmes

“Donations directly impact students, faculty and the Case Western Reserve community. By giving a donation, you're providing an opportunity to a student who may not have otherwise been able to attend Case Western Reserve University. You're promoting learning environments that produce deeper learning and you're providing opportunities for students to change the world."

-Megan Holmes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences


Sierra Lipscomb

“Your gift allows students the chance to fulfill their dreams without having to worry about financial limitation on those aspirations. You may give money, but in actuality, you give so much more, including your hopes and trust that students will make use of your gifts in a way that will further innovation in society.”

-Sierra Lipscomb, Class of 2019


Dedra Hanna Adams

“Donating to Case Western Reserve University is an opportunity to invest in the future. Our future leaders, future researchers, our future, is here at Case Western Reserve University."

-Dedra Hanna Adams, Director of Financial Aid, The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing


Daniel Ryave

“Your support makes a world of a difference, you allow someone to pursue their dreams.”

-Daniel Ryave (CWR '16)


Ian Charnas

"It's not enough to make your own dreams possible, you have to make other people's dreams possible as well. When you think back to your time as a student, the facilities and equipment you used were provided for by donors and alumni who came before you. And so, as a donor myself, I think about that when I make a donation, because it's my opportunity now to pay that forward."

-Ian Charnas (CWR '05), Manager of think[box]


Karun Kumar Rao

“College has been an incredible time of growth and change professionally, academically and personally. Donations to the university are helping not only the community of Cleveland but also the individual students in helping them achieve a better and brighter future.”

-Karun Kumar Rao (CWR '16)


Inspiring Contributions

A gift to Case Western Reserve University is a powerful expression of generosity. The university is profoundly grateful for the support of our alumni and friends.

During the past fiscal year, from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, thousands of alumni and donors supported students, faculty and innovative programs and learning environments at Case Western Reserve. We are grateful for each and every contribution that helps further Case Western Reserve. Highlighted in the illustrations below are a few examples of these inspiring contributions across campus.

Select an image in the grid below to see what each area of donor impact looks like.

Three female students smiling and laughing while sitting at a table
Student Support
Female faculty member standing at a chalkboard with a group of three students surrounding her
Faculty Support
Students studying at tables in a study hall
Equipment & Books
Female student working with lab equipment
Two female students talking while sitting outside at a picnic table.
Special Projects
Students sitting in a lecture hall with laptop computers in front of them
Group of students walking in the Quad on campus.
A male and female waling in the Tinkham Veale University Center
Buildings & Grounds
Group of four students sitting around studying
Annual Funds of the Schools & College
Two female and two male students standing amongst gym equipment
Male student hugging your brother while mom and dad surrounds them
Parents & Family
Students sitting in a row in a computer lab

Share Your Gratitude