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Cleveland State University Philanthropic Highlights for 2009-2010

  • Cleveland State secured more than $8 million for scholarships, doubling the amount raised in FY '09 and quadrupling the funds raised in FY '08.

  • Alumnus Bill Julka, founder and president of Smart Solutions, Inc., made the largest single scholarship gift in the University's history - a $6 million pledge - to support local students pursuing degrees in teaching, nursing, engineering and computer science. Julka earned his master's degree in mechanical engineering in 1974 from CSU's Fenn College of Engineering.

  • Medical Mutual of Ohio made a $350,000 cash/pledge commitment for internships in CSU's New Pathway Program, designed to give graduates the knowledge and skills to meet employer needs.

Other significant cash gifts received in 2009-10 include:

  • $366,000 from the Mrs. Margaret C. Smith Trust for the Joseph D. Smith Endowment Fund for scholarships and student aid.

  • $278,000 from Capital University of Economics and Business in China to support CSU's Confucius Institute in the College of Education and Human Services.

  • $250,000 from CSU Professor Roberta Steinbacher to support student scholarships through the Campbell-Steinbacher Fellows Endowment. This is the largest gift ever made by a CSU faculty or staff member.

  • $193,000 from the Cleveland Foundation's Fenn Educational Fund for various scholarships.

  • $150,000 from Ronald Weinberg, chairman of the CSU Board of Trustees, for the President's Discretionary Fund.

  • $100,200 from the Fund for Our Economic Future of Northeast Ohio for the Dashboard of Economic Indicators project in CSU's Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

  • $100,000 from the William J. & Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation for the Allen Theatre Project.

  • $100,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for New Careers in Nursing scholarships.

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