Campaign Leadership

Wittenberg is honored that Wes ’70 and Ann Bates ’70 have committed a $10 million leadership gift to support health, wellness and athletics at their alma mater. Their gift is inspiring and reflects their unshakable confidence in the strategic direction of the university.

Joining Wes and Ann in making this vision a reality are multiple alumni and friends, including several who have agreed to lead the effort in their respective regions.

Springfield/Clark County

  • Bill Brougher, Chair
  • Andy Bell, Honorary Co-chair
  • Alicia Hupp, Honorary Co-chair
  • Phil Bartley
  • Ken Benne
  • Matt Croci
  • Karen Duncan
  • Eddie Ford
  • Wendy Ford
  • Bill Fralick
  • Tom Loftis
  • Don Lynam
  • Michael McDorman
  • Steve Neely
  • Thales Pavlatos
  • Alan Watson

Cincinnati

  • Jim Wade, Chair
  • Jonathan Eilert, Honorary Co-Chair
  • Jim Donnellon
  • Chip Graeter
  • Debbie Graeter
  • Mark Harriman
  • Ashley Harriman
  • Bill Hauser
  • Lawrence Hawkins
  • Tim Hunter
  • Liz Hunter
  • Tim Kremchek
  • Skip Kunst
  • Ted Marty
  • Beth Reichert
  • John Tafaro
  • Dan Walker

Cleveland

  • Bill Edwards Jr., Chair
  • Scott Strawn, Co-chair
  • Marty Uhle, Honorary Co-chair
  • Jim Wymer, Honorary Co-chair
  • Tom Maurer
  • Jackie Maurer
  • Peter Franz
  • Molly Franz
  • Bill Franz
  • Kathy Franz
  • Jim Wilson
  • Mike Summers
  • Michael Petrik

Columbus

  • Steve Buchenroth, Chair
  • Bob Ness, Honorary Co-Chair
  • Jim Henson, Honorary Co-Chair
  • Dave Baker
  • John Barren
  • Jana Barren
  • Starla Bible
  • Amy Click
  • Bill Emery
  • Susan Emery
  • Vic Ferguson
  • Bob Hamilton
  • Janet Jackson
  • Joyce McKinniss
  • Sean McKinniss
  • Jean Rea
  • R.L. Richards
  • Ron Rowland
  • Barb Rowland
  • Hank Sturges
  • Scott “Muddy” Watters

Dayton

  • Art Meyer
  • Gene Simone
  • Mark LaForce
  • Steve Ritzenthaler
  • Tim Kroger
  • Adam Hewitt
  • Frank Welling

Thanks to the leadership, engagement and generosity of these committees and so many others, combined with Wittenberg’s new historic district designation, which has provided access to an anticipated $8.9 million in historic tax credits, this exciting initiative is positioning the university for unprecedented success.Tiger Up with us today.