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