Gifts to Spur Innovation

Outdoor rendering of the planned Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building at dusk.Image: Rendering by HGA

Since Case Western Reserve announced plans to build the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building in early June, alumni have already pledged more than $60 million for the project, citing its promise to enhance research capabilities at the university and reshape its campus. It’s anticipated that century bonds issued by the university will account for half of the project’s financing, with the remainder funded by philanthropic gifts. Early donors include:

  • Roger E. Susi (CIT ’77), whose $25 million commitment prompted a matching gift from the university to create a total $50 million investment;
  • Board of Trustees chair and alumnus Fred DiSanto (WRC ’85, MGT ’86) and his wife, Brittan, who pledged $7 million;
  • The Case Alumni Association, serving engineering, math and applied sciences alumni, which committed $5 million—the biggest gift in the organization’s nearly 140-year history;
  • Aarti (GRS ‘88) and Asheem (CIT ’86, GRS ’88) Chandna—co-chairs on the project’s campaign cabinet—who committed $5 million;
  • Larry Enterline (CIT ’74) and his life partner, Kathy Richards—vice chairs on the project’s campaign cabinet—who committed $2.5 million;
  • Donors who made $1.5 million commitments: the Zubizarreta Family, including alumnus Miguel Zubizarreta (CWR ’90); the Koch family, including University Trustee Charles “Bud” Koch; and
  • Several donors who made $1 million commitments, including Tom Seitz (CIT ’70) and his wife, Nancy; University Trustee Frank Linsalata (CIT ’63) and his wife, Jocelyne; University Trustee Larry Sears (CIT ’69) and his wife, Sally Zlotnick Sears (FSM ’72, LYS ’74); and University Trustee Joe Mandato, DBA (MGT ’04).

To donate to the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building, visit this gift page or scan the QR code.

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