Support for Endowed Funds

Basketball Recruitment

The men’s basketball program received a significant boost to its recruiting efforts from the generosity of Jan Sievers ’59 Schrage and Paul Schrage ’57. The couple has committed $2 million to establish an endowed fund to support recruitment activities.
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Law School Endowed Chair

The Law School will benefit from a commitment from an anonymous donor to establish a new endowed faculty chair. This will be the fourth endowed chair in the Law School.
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LCMS Pastoral Ministry and Chapel Programs

Thanks to the generosity of Shirley and Karl Kreft, Valpo will establish the Karl and Shirley Kreft Endowed Fund for the LCMS Pastoral Ministry and Chapel Programs.
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Unrestricted Endowment Support

Valparaiso University alumnus Lesley “Les” K. Chapman ’77 has committed $1.1 million to support the University’s unrestricted endowment fund. Unrestricted funds provide Valpo leadership with the flexibility to address the most immediate needs.
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Umbach Family Scholarship

Valparaiso University has received a gift of $1.8 million from the estate of Stephanie E. Umbach ’59, longtime assistant professor of library services. She designated her gift to establish the Umbach Family Endowed Scholarship Fund.
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Writing Center Named

Valpo alumni Judith “Judy” Rockett ’60 Beumer and Richard “Dick” Beumer ’59 have committed $1 million to establish endowed funds in support of the University Writing Center and the College of Engineering. To honor the donors, the University Writing Center will be named the Judith L. Beumer Writing Center.
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Innovation Hub Funded

The Innovation Hub at McMillan Hall is a reality due to the support of a late alumna and a Valpo businessman. Nearly $1.4 million has been received from the estate of the late Deborah “Deb” A. Tschetter ’71 Spannraft, and Stewart and Kathryn McMillan donated the building.
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Counseling Services Endowed Fund

Valparaiso University has received $1.4 million for Counseling Services from the estate of an alumnus who wished to remain anonymous. The gift will be used to establish an endowed fund, which will generate a perpetual source of support for Counseling Services programs and operations.
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Alumni Support Multiple Programs

Sue Heitmuller ’70 Zimmerman and Larry Zimmerman ’70 have committed $625,000 to fund multiple areas of interest at Valparaiso University, including endowed funds for student scholarships, Study Abroad, the Institute for Leadership and Service, and engineering faculty development.
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Endowed Scholarships for Women Student-Athletes

Carolyn Schlie ’71 Femovich and Bob Femovich have committed $600,000 to establish an endowed fund that will generate an ongoing and permanent source of scholarships for members of Valpo’s women’s teams.
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Endowed Scholarships for Engineering and Business

Valpo alumni Julie Tiede ’96 Winkler and Jason Winkler ’96 have generously committed $500,000 to fund endowed scholarships for students in the College of Business and College of Engineering. 

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Faculty Fellowships

Joyce Hagen ‘79 and Donald Fites ‘56 have committed $2 million to establish faculty fellowships in the Valpo colleges from which they graduated. The Joyce Hagen Endowed Faculty Fellowship will support the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Don Fites Endowed Faculty Fellowships will support the College of Engineering.

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Study Abroad Scholarships

Kathleen ‘82 and Robert ‘82 Hansen will make it possible for Valpo students who participate in Study Abroad programs to receive scholarship support. The couple has committed $3 million to establish the Robert and Kathleen Hansen Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad.

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Emergency Scholarship Assistance

Andy Nunemaker ‘91 has established an endowed fund to assist students faced with emergency situations so severe that it threatens their Valpo academic careers. He has committed $500,000 for the Andy Nunemaker Emergency Scholarship Assistance Fund and to support the Valpo Fund.

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Director for Institute for Leadership and Service

Peter ‘65, ‘70 M.A. and Bonnie Thalacker ‘70 Raquet have committed $3 million to establish the Endowed Director’s Chair for the Institute for Leadership and Service. The endowment will provide a permanent source of support for the Institute’s programs that prepare students for lives of leadership and service.

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Unrestricted Endowment and Scholarship

Marian Schaper ‘72 Moon and the Rev. Anthony Moon have committed $1.25 million to support Valpo’s unrestricted endowment ($1 million) and to establish the Marian J. and Anthony B. Moon Endowed Scholarship Fund ($250,000).

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Unrestricted Endowment

Judy McNabney ‘71 Dutton and John Dutton ‘70 have committed $1 million to support the University’s unrestricted endowment fund. Unrestricted funds provide Valpo leadership with the flexibility to address the most immediate needs.

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Wounded Veterans Scholarship

Ron Zech ’65 and the late Gisela Gerber ’66 Zech have committed $1.5 million to established an endowed scholarship fund for wounded veterans and their family members.

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Endowed Faculty Support for Engineering

Jan and John Draheim ’64, M.S., have committed funds to establish an endowed fund for faculty development in the College of Engineering.

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