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    Volume 21,  Volume 21, Issue 1

    Cheering from the stands and the stacks

    Kretschmers give to their UC passions By Julia Mace, UC Foundation Attend a Cincinnati Bearcats Women’s Basketball, Lacrosse or Volleyball game and that cheering you hear from the stands may likely be retired University of Cincinnati professors Laura and Richard Kretschmer. Loyal fans, the couple have been rooting for UC’s female student-athletes since the 1970s. This devotion doesn’t end with the season. Through philanthropic gifts, the Kretschmers support the college experience of student-athletes, knowing this will lead to bright futures. Their generosity includes a point guard scholarship for the women’s basketball team. They are just as steadfast and generous in their support of UC Libraries. While the thread between their…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 3

    A Note from the Dean: Supporting the Libraries

    It’s summer in Cincinnati and while the campus is calmer and the parking garages emptier, there is still a quiet buzz of activity. The first summer semester is winding to a close, new student orientation is in full swing, and construction projects, including the long awaited Faculty Enrichment Center located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, are rushing toward completion before the fall semester begins. It is a good time for reflection. Some of my most memorable moments from this spring share a common theme; they feature the donors, volunteers and faithful advocates who give generously of their time, talents and treasures to the University of Cincinnati Libraries.  This year…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 3

    Event Recap: Inaugural Adopt-A-Book Event

    This past March, donors braved a sudden spring storm to attend the University of Cincinnati Libraries’ inaugural fundraiser, Hidden Treasures: An Adopt-A-Book Evening. UC Libraries’ Adopt-A-Book program was piloted in 2018 with materials selected from two of the Libraries’ special collections – the Archives and Rare Books Library and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. These initial rare materials selected for the Adopt-A-Book program required varying levels of treatment from the Preservation Lab, preserving them for future generations of students, faculty, researchers and scholars. The pilot was a success, resulting in the preservation of 10 rare books and materials; thus providing the inspiration to…

  • cohans
    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 1

    Legacy Gift to UC Libraries Honors Mother through Improved Musical Collections

    When Sandra Cohan and her late husband, Robert, carefully considered a gift to honor their parents, they established an endowed fund at the University of Cincinnati Libraries. The purpose of the Cohan family’s gift is to create “The Robert and Sandra Cohan Endowment in Memory of Frances Bejach Cohan to Benefit the Albino Gorno Memorial Library.” This fund will enhance the library’s musical collections to benefit both students and faculty with collections that are electronic, digital, paper, hardbound or in any other form that would respect the highest traditions in serious music established by Albino Gorno and his student, Frances Bejach Cohan. Mrs. Cohan had this to say about the…

  • Marjorie Motch
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 2

    Donor Spotlight: Mrs. Marjorie Motch

    There are few people in the UC community more dedicated to the success of our students – and in turn, the broader university – than Marjorie Motch. Throughout her longstanding relationship with UC, Mrs. Motch has worn nearly every hat imaginable: volunteer, advocate, friend, and of course, loyal donor. And while she’s already received the university’s highest honors for her service, including an Honorary Degree, the Distinguished Service Award and the William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement, she is driven to continue making her mark across the institution. Though her generosity has touched many priorities around UC, her support of UC Libraries has remained steadfast – in part because…

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    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 1

    Is a Charitable Gift from Your Will Right for You?

    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of the University of Cincinnati and specifically, UC Libraries. They believe it is important to help further our mission. Joe: “Anna and I believe the University of Cincinnati Libraries is truly helping others. It is important to us to partner with them to make a difference. That is why we have made several gifts over the years.” Anna: “But, we wanted to do more than just make gifts. Joe and I have been careful and have been able to save enough for retirement. We plan to be generous with family, but we also have the ability to be generous with charity.” Joe: “After…

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    Volume 14,  Volume 14, Issue 1

    Words of Wisdom Live On In Newly Named Learning Space

    “Pull up a chair, sit down and listen. The patient has a story to tell you.” — Stanley Troup, MD A $50,000 gift from Paula Troup is making sure her late husband’s words of wisdom live on through a plaque on display in an instructional classroom within the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library at the University of Cincinnati. In May 2015, the classroom was named the Dr. Stanley B. Troup Learning Space to honor Dr. Troup, the former senior vice president at UC and director of the UC Medical Center. “Stanley left an incredible legacy, and I wanted to make sure that he was remembered,” said Paula, Dr. Troup’s…