Scholarship Support Increases Thanks To Challenge
As the 2007-08 fiscal year came to a close, Wittenberg celebrated the success of its annual fund campaign, which secured more than $2.6 million to advance the nationally ranked institution and provide significant scholarship support for its students. The best annual fund drive in more than five years, the result coincided with another successful fund-raising initiative.
In June 2007, The Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, approved a $250,000 matching gift to Wittenberg to assist in building the university’s scholarship resources. With the challenge underway, Wittenberg alumni and friends were inspired to extend themselves even more financially despite the current economic situation. In just 12 months of the challenge, alumni and friends exceeded the $250,000 challenge, resulting in substantial scholarship support for the university.
The $250,000 gift from the Schmidlapp Fund will establish the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Endowed Scholarship Fund, the annual distribution from which will provide scholarship support for women from southwestern Ohio with preference given to students from Cincinnati and Piqua.