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Endowed Professorships - Attracting and Retaining Our Faculty Leaders

March 1, 2011

Gifts to endow professorships are among the greatest gifts that any University can receive because they exist in perpetuity. They are extremely important resources that strengthen and s...

Exceptional Students in Financial Need Scholarship Commitment is Increased to $25 Million, Representing the University of Rochester’s Largest Contribution to Scholarships in Its History

February 1, 2011

University Trustee Rich Handler and his wife, Martha, have announced their intention to make a gift of $20 million that will raise their total giving to $25 million—the largest contribu...

Simon Graduate School of Business Receives Major Gifts to Support Strategic Initiatives

January 15, 2011

Five long-time friends of the University have made significant gift commitments to the Simon School. The leadership gifts, totaling $3.9 million, will advance strategic initiatives in f...

Regional Burn and Trauma Services Renamed to Honor Laurence and Dennis Kessler

November 1, 2010

On Friday, October 15, the University of Rochester Board of Trustees approved the renaming of the Medical Center's regional burn and trauma services in honor of Laurence Kessler and Den...

Major Support from M&T Bank Will Enhance Memorial Art Gallery Rental Space

September 1, 2010

Thanks to support from M&T Bank, the Memorial Art Gallery installed air conditioning this summer in one of its prime rental spaces.

Known since 2003 as the M&T Bank Ballroom, this his...

New Faculty Entrepreneurship Post Supports Innovation at the Simon School

June 1, 2010

The Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester has established its first endowed professorship in entrepreneurship that will be awarded to a tenured faculty member...

William and Sheila Konar Establish Professorship

March 1, 2010

With a generous gift of $1.5 million, William B. and Sheila Konar have established an endowed professorship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Anton P. Porsteinsson, M.D., (...

New Gallery Honors Helen H. Berkeley

December 15, 2009

More than 200 guests gathered at the University's Memorial Art Gallery on December 15, 2009 to honor Helen H. Berkeley whose $1 million gift created the Helen H. Berkeley Gallery of Anc...

Adeline P. Lutz Makes $6 Million Gift Commitment to the Flaum Eye Institute

December 14, 2009

Adeline P. Lutz, a retired music teacher, and her late husband, Walter "Jack" Lutz, who worked at Kodak as an engineer, made a $6 million gift commitment to the David and Ilene Flaum Ey...

Eye Institute Named to Honor Longtime Supporters

December 1, 2009

University Trustee and Medical Center Board member David M. Flaum and his family have been champions of the University of Rochester Eye Institute for years. In recognition of their ongo...