Universities exist to realize human potential.

Through teaching and research, outreach and experimentation, we fire the mind, spark creativity and increase understanding. From a student mastering a complex text to a team of scientists pursuing a revolutionary idea, our university provides a place of common vision and aspiration, encouragement and action.

We thrive today because our predecessors possessed the wisdom to embrace the immense opportunities inherent in working together. As a result, Case Western Reserve today stands as a national leader in education and research. Every one of our schools has faculty recognized around the world for breakthrough work. Our challenge now is to forge even more powerful ties among these disciplines. In so doing, we will apply our talents in ways that pioneer new frontiers of knowledge to address some of the world’s most vexing questions.

Drawing on the gifts and resources of our entire community, Forward Thinking: The Campaign for Case Western Reserve University will catalyze the creation of a premier 21st-century urban research university, a place that celebrates bold inquiry and offers inspiring answers.

Today we ask you to join us in this ambitious endeavor. Anyone who has set foot upon our campus has a sense of the remarkable possibility that resides here. This campaign is about realizing it.

Barbara R. Snyder
Case Western Reserve University