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Giving to the Russ College

Dear Alumni and Friends:

Private philanthropy has had a rich and dramatic influence on the Russ College. An $8-million bequeath from C. Paul Stocker in 1980 was the largest gift to any college of engineering at the time. It enabled us to increase funded research more than twenty-fold. Another significant gift established the National Academy of Engineering’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, an international engineering award comparable to the Nobel Prize.

And of course, our students benefit greatly from charitable gifts. From scholarships, to the Engineering Ambassadors – a select leadership development program – to our upcoming new Learning Research Center facility, students are always at the heart of everything we do. Among the College’s exciting current initiatives that will benefit from your support are:

  • The Academic & Research Center, an addition to Stocker Center. Modeled after a modern working environment, its open design will foster collaboration and teamwork among students, faculty, and staff. This preeminent, learning-friendly facility will make the Russ College one of the premier student-centered engineering colleges in the United States.
    • Goal: $5 million

  • An Endowed Student Activities Fund, to provide stable funding for student activities such as competitions, interdisciplinary projects, and travel for research presentations.
    • Goal: $1.5 million, to provide $50,000 annually

  • An Endowed Robe Leadership Institute Director fund, to provide stable funding for the Robe Leadership Institute director. This institute
    • Goal: $500,000, to provide $25,000 annually

For more information on making a gift to the Russ College, visit the Office of Development, or make a gift online. Your contribution will help our students achieve their dreams and will support the programs that enable their achievement.

Thank you for your generosity and loyalty to Ohio University.



Dennis Irwin, Ph.D., P.E.
Dean and Moss Professor of Engineering Education


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