When the University launched the To See Great Wonders campaign in September, the Learning Commons received an immediate boost from an old-line Cincinnati family with a very familiar name. The Marge and Charles Schott Family Foundation stepped forward to contribute $3 million for the Commons’ construction, and the building’s atrium will be named in their honor. Gary Massa, vice president for University relations, says the gift underscores Xavier’s role as a valued partner in the Greater Cincinnati community and, in particular, builds on Marge’s longstanding belief in and support of Catholic education.
“We are truly honored the Schott foundation chose Xavier University for such a generous gift,” Massa says. “Marge Schott and the Schott family have a long, respected tradition of civic, community and educational support that extends throughout Greater Cincinnati and beyond. We are very appreciative to be included in that tradition.”