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Philanthropy at CWRU

Community support has been critical to Case Western Reserve’s success since the seeds of the university were planted in 1826. 

From Leonard Case Jr., whose trust birthed Case School of Applied Science, to Amasa Stone, whose gift brought Western Reserve College from Hudson, Ohio, to Cleveland, philanthropy is deeply embedded in our history, and our donors’ legacies live on at CWRU today.

But your gift doesn't have to be extravagant to make a major difference. Each gift, no matter the size, shapes Case Western Reserve’s future by providing students with hands-on learning experiences, offering growth opportunities to our esteemed faculty, and expanding research endeavors and creative collaborations.

Learn how CWRU recognizes its generous donor community and read about the impact of your support in the latest Annual Report

A letter from the Senior VP of University Relations and Development

Alumni, parents, families and friends of Case Western Reserve University,

Thank you for taking time to explore the many ways our dedicated donors and volunteers impact the work of our faculty and staff, and the lives of our students. 

Whether it is through the annual fund, a planned or estate gift, a named professorship or one of the countless other philanthropic vehicles that benefit our mission, your generosity is vital to our success and deeply appreciated by our entire campus community.

Our team of philanthropy professionals is ready to answer your questions and help you find a meaningful way to give back to Case Western Reserve.

As you explore your options for supporting Case Western Reserve, I also encourage you to consider giving your time. Our office, through the schools, the Alumni Association and specialized presidential committees, facilitates meaningful and productive community engagement that strengthens our institution and Northeast Ohio. Our volunteers offer the talent, experience and networks that lead to experiential learning opportunities for students and provide the bridge that connects world-class research to the needs of our community—allowing us to think beyond the possible.

You are an important part of what makes CWRU special and we look forward to serving you. Thank you.

Carol Moss smiles wearing a pink blazer and pearls

Carol L. Moss
Senior Vice President
University Relations and Development
Case Western Reserve University


Continue reading for answers to our most commonly asked questions. If your question is not listed below, please visit our contact page for more listings, or reach out to us at donorrelations@case.edu or 216.368.6086

Learn about the many ways you can support Case Western Reserve University on our giving page.

Please visit the University Events website for more information on events throughout the year.

To learn more about donating a body for the purpose of education and research, please visit the Department of Anatomy website, email anatomy@case.edu or call 216.368.3430.

Students may call 216.368.1680 or email scholarshipstewardship@case.edu for information about writing thank you letters.