Recent Alumni Answer Moore Challenge
Nearly 3,000 alumni who graduated between 1996 and 2011 shared the dream of current and future DePaul students by contributing more than $250,000 in response to a challenge gift by Trustee Patrick J. Moore and his wife, Elizabeth.
In barely six months–from July through December of 2011–alumni answered the Moore Family Challenge for Recent Alumni with gifts of up to $5,000 toward any area of the university. The Moore Family matched each gift dollar-for-dollar with a $250,000 gift to the Patrick and Elizabeth Moore Endowed Scholarship Fund for students in good academic standing who show financial need.
The Moore Challenge represented an important milestone in the Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign for DePaul University by increasing the number of recent alumni who made gifts to DePaul. More than half of the alumni who responded to the challenge made their first gift to DePaul.
“The Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign has seen an outpouring of support from our alumni, who have increased their giving in participation rates and dollars,” says Patricia O’Donoghue, vice president for Alumni Outreach and Engagement at DePaul. “Response to the Moores’ generous challenge is especially gratifying because of the recognition on the part of younger alumni that each gift is critical to our students and our academic excellence. Alumni support is an important indicator of quality used by foundations and other funders considering support for DePaul.”
Patrick Moore, former CEO of Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., puts it this way: “Elizabeth and I believe that philanthropy in general–and supporting scholarships at DePaul in particular–is not only a way to honor all those people who helped us in our own lives, but it is also a privilege and a responsibility, values we also try to cultivate in our children.”
Distinguished Law Alumni Honored
The College of Law honored five outstanding alumni at its annual Awards Dinner in March. The Distinguished Alumnus/a award was presented to Philip H. Corboy Jr. (LAW ’77), partner, Corboy & Demetrio. Sallie G. Smylie (LAW ’89), a partner with Kirkland & Ellis, received the Outstanding Service to the Profession award. The Outstanding Service to DePaul University award was presented to Richard C. Dunsay (LAW ’64), Law Offices of Richard C. Dunsay, and William E. Ryan (LAW ’75), partner, Ryan & Ryan. Paula S. Kim (LAW ’05), an associate with Polsinelli Shughart, won the Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award.
Proceeds from the Law Alumni Awards Dinner benefit DePaul’s Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL). Nearly 225 alumni and friends attended the 2012 dinner, which raised more than $80,000 for CPIL.
Help a Deserving Applicant You Know Apply to DePaul for Free
Know a student headed for college who would be a great fit with DePaul? As a graduate of DePaul, you may request one fee waiver per academic year to encourage a prospective undergraduate student to apply to your alma mater. Waivers can be submitted online at alumni.depaul.edu/benefits.
The following alumni gave their generous support to DePaul University from November 2011 through January 2012.
$100,000 to $499,999
- Estate of John V. Schaffenegger (LAW ’37), John and Florence Schaffenegger Endowed Scholarship
$50,000 to $99,999
- Emma Dieter (CSH ’59), Dieter Family Endowed Science Scholarship
- Paul Gregory (GSD ’73), The Theatre School Performing Arts Capital Campaign
- Catherine Scalise Pesch (BUS ’79), Vincentian Assistance Endowment
- John Staley (JD ’70) and Phyllis Staley, John C. and Phyllis S. Staley Endowed Scholarship
- Martha Wilke (CMN ’86) and Nancy Wilke (BUS ’80, MST ’85), Wilke Family Endowed Scholarship
- William Zink (BUS ’70, MST ’77) and Kathleen Zink, Kathleen A. and William J. Zink Endowed Scholarship in the Master of Science in Taxation Program
$25,000 to $49,999
- Henry Frank (JD ’57) and Rhoda Frank, Fund for Music
- Mary Olichwier (EDU ’67) and James Olichwier, Mary and James Olichwier Endowed Award
- Susan Power (MED ’80) and Joseph Power, Fund for Education
- Estate of Anthony W. Rosinia (JD ’38), Anthony and Anne Rosinia Scholarship
- Lauren Vogt (MBA ’93) and Stephen Vogt, College of Commerce Faculty Fellows Endowment
New Planned Gifts
The following alumni indicated that they will support DePaul University through a planned or estate gift of $25,000 or more.
- Stacia Taylor, CPA, (BUS ’76) and Robert Taylor
Coach Bruno Goes for the Gold
Doug Bruno, head coach of the Blue Demons women’s basketball team, has been chosen to be an assistant coach for the USA women’s basketball team competing in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Bruno will assist Team USA’s head coach, University of Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma, along with Marynell Meadors, head coach and manager of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, and Jennifer Gillom, Olympic gold medalist and assistant coach of the Washington Mystics. That foursome is the coaching staff that led the U.S. women’s team to a gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championships, earning Team USA a ticket to the London games this summer.
“If you’re like me, you grew up watching the Olympics. Anyone who loves this country would love the opportunity to coach USA Basketball,” says Bruno.
USA Basketball’s women’s team will be going for its fifth-straight gold medal, and Bruno feels confident about Team USA’s chances this summer. “Australia and Russia will be right up there, and there is always a surprise team that comes out of nowhere, but I believe we are the best team in the world.”
Bruno’s Blue Demons are also on a winning streak. In March, DePaul earned its 10th-straight NCAA Tournament berth. Making it extra sweet, the Blue Demons hosted the first two rounds at Allstate Arena.
O’Donoghue Named Interim Provost
Patricia O’Donoghue, vice president for Alumni Outreach and Engagement, has been appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve a one-year term as interim provost beginning July 1, 2012.
O’Donoghue, who has been a college president at one institution and a chief academic officer at two others, will succeed Helmut Epp, who announced in October that he was stepping down as provost at the end of the academic year.
O’Donoghue says she plans to be highly visible during her year as the university’s chief academic officer. She will not, however, seek the permanent provost position and will return to her current role after her term. DePaul will undertake a national search for the next provost, with the goal of extending an offer early in 2013.
A scholar and teacher with a broad clinical and research background, O’Donoghue served for nine years as president of Mount Mary College, a Catholic college in Milwaukee, before joining DePaul. Earlier in her career, she was vice president for Academic Affairs and professor of nursing at LaRoche College in her native Pittsburgh and provost and executive vice president at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, where she was a member of the founding faculty of the school nurse practitioner program. She has held faculty positions at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh. She earned a doctorate in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh.
“As a former provost and college president who is active in national higher education organizations, Pat will bring a wealth of experience to her new role,” says the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., DePaul president. “She is an engaging, energetic leader who has invigorated DePaul’s alumni base since joining us as vice president for Alumni Outreach and Engagement three years ago. I appreciate Pat for graciously agreeing to step aside from this role for a year to take on the enormous responsibilities of the provost’s office. Pat’s background in health care also will be an asset in DePaul’s efforts to build new health-related programs.”
Display Your DePaul Pride–Worldwide
Do you have a photo of yourself supporting the DePaul tradition somewhere at home or abroad? If you don’t, why not take one? Wear a T-shirt, hold a poster or a copy of DePaul Magazine–anything that shows DePaul is with you wherever you go. Then email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include your name and where the photo was taken. High resolution images preferred.
Connect with DePaul Alumni on the Web
Looking for a former classmate? Want to locate DePaul alumni living in your area? Use the online Alumni Directory to search listings and to update your own directory listing and preferences. Go to alumni.depaul.edu/community/login.aspx.
Connect with fellow DePaul alumni using LinkedIn, Facebook, Flickr and Twitter. You will find instructions on linking through those social media networks at alumni.depaul.edu/community/SocialMedia.aspx. If you have questions, email them to email@example.com.