[Emeritiassoc] 1804 Fund

RudyHome at aol.com RudyHome at aol.com
Fri Sep 20 20:04:27 EDT 2013

I agree with Karen. Many good things have happened at OU simply because of  
this initial attempt  at increasing the OU Endowment. I had the privilege  
of chairing the Administrative "arm"of the 1804 campaign which saw a major 
rate  of contribution from OU Administrators. The same was true for the 
Faculty and  Staff campaigns, signaling a major expression of renewed confidence 
in a  University that was fast recovering from major rates of enrollment 
decline.  Grants were funded to focus on renewed efforts at retention which 
eventually  contribute to an increase of first year retention to 87%, second 
only to one  other University in Ohio.
The next time you enter the Convo look up and see the flags of every  
country from which we have enrolled students at one time or another. The 1804  
Campaign responded to a grants requested for this symbolic gesture to  
appreciates and welcome the diversity of the campus. These same flags have at  one 
time or another lined the walkway on the College Green during International  
Thanks to Sheila and Larry for their continued devotion to OU and for  
their long time personal friendship.
 In a message dated 9/20/2013 2:44:27 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
karen.vedder at gmail.com writes:

Thanks for spreading the word. Thanks to Sheila and Larry McHale for  their 
generosity.  So many good projects have benefitted from 1804  grants. 

Rich and Karen Vedder have donated and Dan Denhart was awarded a grant to  
automate scenery in the theater dept. which will indirectly benefit OVST and 
 our Patrons and audience members. 

Karen Vedder,
Member of OVST Board
Sent  from my iPhone

On Sep 20, 2013, at 10:00 AM, "Weckman, George" <_weckman at ohio.edu_ 
(mailto:weckman at ohio.edu) > wrote:

1804  Fund Challenge

Larry  and Sheila McHale have offered to match all the money given to the 
1804 Fund  endowment during the current academic year up to $25,000.  Sheila 
is an  alumna of the University (’68) and her husband Larry is currently the 
chair  of the Advancement Committee on the OU Foundation Board of  Trustees.

This  Fund has supported research projects across the university since 
1980.  More than 600 projects have been funded.  The extent to which the  
university is enhanced by this fund cannot be  overestimated.

The  matching funds challenge provides an opportunity to double your gift 
to this  worthwhile feature of our university. Give what you can, but only 
gifts up  to $2500 will be matched.

Please  make checks to “The Ohio University Foundation” and designate the “
1804 Fund  –McHale Matching Challenge” on the memo line.  Send it to Box 
869,  Athens.

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