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Xavier Magazine | April 25, 2018

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Fund Raising

Emptying Dorms, Filling Homes

October 1, 2008 |

As part of the overall development of the University that is coming about as a result of the To See Great Wonders capital campaign, the Brockman Residence Hall, which was built in the 1960s, underwent a substantial renovation this year. … Read More

Xavier Square

July 1, 2008 |

Students, University officials and representatives of local print and television media outlets gathered May 8 to witness the demolition of a landmark: the Norwood Café. The bar, known fondly to many current and former students as “The Woods,” was taken … Read More

Honoring a Father

July 1, 2008 |

Robert A. Jalbert was a man of deep Catholic faith and conviction who understood the importance of his roots and believed in the value of a Xavier education. So when Jalbert, father of 1993 graduate Michael Jalbert, was killed aboard … Read More

The Hard Right

July 1, 2008 |

Judi Blair was devastated when the scandal broke. In an instant, much of her life savings was gone.

It was 2004, and Blair had then invested 38 years of her life—since age 18—and much of her savings in Dayton Power … Read More

Major Benefactors

April 1, 2008 |

Phil Gasiewicz is the man—and money—behind a growing number of curtains at the University. The 1968 graduate has, in the last four years:

•   Provided $650,000 toward the creation of the Surkamp Family Welcome Center in the Alumni Center. … Read More

Big Numbers

April 1, 2008 |

In recent years, student phonathons have set one fundraising record after another. And this year is shaping up as more of the same. In fact, this year’s effort is on pace to demolish previous records. As of year’s end—with four … Read More

Kohlhepp Honored

April 1, 2008 |

Robert Kohlhepp’s leadership, generosity and commitment to Musketeer athletics have long been a part of Xavier lore. So in November, the University showed its gratitude, partnering with the Cintas Corp. and the Farmer Family Foundation to honor the 1971 MBA … Read More

Half and Half

January 1, 2008 |

The University received another major gift for the To See Great Wonders capital campaign, this one for $1 million from the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trust.

One half of the grant is to go toward funding the new Williams College of … Read More

The Big Picture

January 1, 2008 |

In the 1994 President’s Report, then-vice president for financial administration Richard Hirté led readers on an imaginary tour of campus in the 21st century—transformed by the XU2000 strategic master plan and the $100 million Century Campaign. On the tour, he … Read More

Educational Giving

October 1, 2007 |

Norman Murdock, a 1955 graduate, established a $1 million endowed scholarship this year as part of the To See Great Wonders campaign. The scholarship provides teachers and administrators at Elder High School, Murdock’s high school alma mater, with scholarships to … Read More


October 1, 2007 |

He called the switchboard and asked for someone in gift and estate planning. He was not an alumnus. He was a widower. He had no real connection with Xavier, but wanted to leave it in his will. And he did. … Read More

A Giving Group

October 1, 2007 |

You don’t have to be a grad to love Xavier. Just ask Dr. Robert Osher. An internationally renowned cataract surgeon, founder of the Cincinnati Eye Institute and driving editorial force behind the world’s first video medical journal, Osher claims 28 … Read More

Long Live the Woods

October 1, 2007 |

Among the dozen or so properties acquired for the Xavier Square project, perhaps none holds more nostalgic memories for alumni than the Norwood Café, more commonly known as “The Woods.” Though the white-frame structure at the corner of Cleneay Avenue … Read More

In With Finn

July 1, 2007 |

The Father Finn Society continues to grow at a record pace. The society, which includes those who have arranged planned gifts to the University, welcomed 25 new members this year, bringing membership to 256.

“Our goal is to have 300 … Read More

Future of X Tours

July 1, 2007 |

Alumni chapters across the country are hosting gatherings that offer insights into the To See Great Wonders campaign and its campus developments. The invitation-only gatherings are for those who contributed to the annual fund during the past three years.

Chapters … Read More