Women & Philanthropy at The University of Toledo has made a
$50,000 pledge over a three-year period to name the
hospitality area in the new William and Carol Koester
Alumni Pavilion that will be built this summer adjacent to
the Glass Bowl Stadium.
The hospitality area will be the location for food service
preparation and distribution.
"I am pleased that Women & Philanthropy received more grant
applications this year than in any other year," said Nancy
Lapp, chair of the grants committee. "It shows that we are
reaching our target population - UT's staff, faculty and
students in need of funding for their projects and
programs. It also provides our Women & Philanthropy members
an opportunity to learn firsthand of the important,
exceptional work that continues to be done by the talented
community that is The University of Toledo."
Projected to cost $900,000, the 3,800-square-foot facility
will be part of a 12,000-square-foot overall plaza area and
feature the University's traditional lannon stone
Thousands will use the pavilion at every home football
game, and it will be available for other University
functions and area events.
"The Alumni Association is so very grateful to Women &
Philanthropy for their kind and very generous legacy
donation to the alumni pavilion project," said Dan Saevig,
UT associate vice president for alumni relations. "The tens
of thousands of alumni and friends expected to visit the
William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion annually will
have yet one more point of pride at our great university.
The visionary leadership gift from Women & Philanthropy to
this project is something that will truly benefit our alma
mater and the campus community for decades to come."
Women & Philanthropy at The University of Toledo aspires to
promote the institution through investments and grants to
UT initiatives. Women & Philanthropy is committed to
forging new relationships and building a community of
thoughtful, effective philanthropists among women diverse
in age, interests and backgrounds. Formed in 2006, the
group made its first grant in 2008 and, including this
year's grant, has contributed a total of $176,931 to the
"Our goal is to unify and collaborate with many women to
make a difference at The University of Toledo," said
Marianne Ballas, chair of Women & Philanthropy at The
University of Toledo. "This gift is an example of what we
can do with a membership of only 50 women. We invite all
women to research our group and consider a membership.
Collective and collaborative giving is powerful, and that's
what Women & Philanthropy is all about."