A collection of stories from donors about what inspired them to give.

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Drumming Up Interest

“We hope that our gift will help break down barriers between popular culture and academic study and encourage lively debate in the field of popular music. In addition, we want to inspire others to participate in shaping the future musically and academically for Case Western Reserve University by giving generously.” – James ‘Great Neck’ (ADL ’72) and Elissa Richman

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In designating Case Western Reserve as the recipient of a major gift, Thalia Dorwick has expressed her gratitude for the education she received here and provided support for the university’s internationalization efforts. Photo by Mike Sands.
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A Gift For Languages

She owed her professional life, Dorwick says, to the department where she became a scholar and teacher, and to Børve, who introduced her to publishing. Now, by designating Case Western Reserve as the recipient of a major endowment gift, she has given back to the university in a way that honors her mentor’s wishes and his memory.

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Sally and Walter Bonsack at their home in Spokane Valley, Wash. Aug. 17, 2015 for Case Western. (Photo by Rajah Bose)
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A Stellar Contribution

“Dr. Bonsack’s story is a great reminder of the value of student research experiences,” says astronomy Professor and Chair Stacy McGaugh. “We are fortunate to have alumni as successful—and generous—as Dr. Bonsack, and are grateful for his commitment to help future generations of students share similar experiences.”

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