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Endowments & Planned Gifts

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New Endowments and Planned Gifts

Thank you to the following individuals for having the foresight to include CSU in their estate plans. These gifts were realized in fiscal year 2013.


  • Brian Aring, BS ’88

    An engineering graduate and U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Aring passed away in April 2011. His estate gift established a scholarship fund to help CSU students who served in the U.S. armed forces.
  • Philip Hasey, BS ’48

    An industrial engineering graduate, Mr. Hasey worked for the Ace Metal Fabricating Co. He passed away in February 2012 and his estate gift supports general needs in the Washkewicz College of Engineering.
  • Dr. Mary Heiser

    Dr. Heiser studied French at the Sorbonne in Paris and earned her Ph.D. in romance languages from the University of Michigan. She was an associate professor of French and linguistics at CSU until her career was cut short by multiple sclerosis. She passed away in July 2011 and designated funds from her trust to general University needs.
  • William R. Hill, BS ’49

    An engineering graduate, Mr. Hill worked for Learjet and Brush Engineering Co. He passed away in October 2011 and designated an estate gift to CSU’s general fund. During his lifetime, he also established the William R. Hill Engineering Endowment to support engineering scholarships.
  • Julia Kunes, BA ’04

    A sociology graduate, Ms. Kunes passed away in May 2011 at the age of 41 after a battle with cancer. An avid traveler, she spent four months in Cape Town, South Africa, assisting in educational programs and volunteering at a shelter for homeless teenage girls. Funds from her trust were designated for CSU’s Sociology Department.
  • Charles Lent, BBA ’43

    An accounting graduate, Mr. Lent lived in Florida and was the controller for Meriam Process Technologies. He passed away in June 2012. Funds from his IRA were split between the Monte Ahuja College of Business and general University needs.
  • Thomas Meehan, BBA ’53

    A business graduate, Mr. Meehan was the president of MOR Financial, Inc. He passed away in March 2012 and designated an estate gift to the Robert F. Busbey Endowed Scholarship for Swimming.
  • Mary Louise Nemeth, BSEE ’51 and MBA ’67
    The first woman inducted into the business and industry category of the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame, Ms. Nemeth’s career included 32 years with Huebner Publications. She passed away in April 2012. In her will, she designated that funds be added to her previously established Mary Louise Nemeth Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides two scholarships annually – one to a student in the Monte Ahuja College of Business and one to a student in the Washkewicz College of Engineering.
  • Mark Solomon, MEd ’71

    Mr. Solomon received his master’s degree from CSU’s College of Education and Human Services. He was a professor of business and tax law at Walsh College in Troy, Mich., and director of the Mark Solomon Tax Research Center. He passed away in March 2013 and through his trust, made gifts to six educational institutions from which he earned degrees. His CSU gift supports general needs in the College of Education and Human Services.
  • Marjorie Thompson, BBA ’55

    Ms. Thompson spent her career as an executive assistant at TRW, Inc. She passed away in March 2012 and designated funds from her trust to establish an endowed fund for classroom technology at the Monte Ahuja College of Business.
  • Keith Ward, BS ’68

    An engineering alumnus, Mr. Ward lived in California and worked for the Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program. He passed away in June 2011. Funds from his trust were designated to create an endowed scholarship in the Washkewicz College of Engineering.