Four funds at The University of Findlay have been newly endowed to help both students and faculty members:
- Luke and Jeanne Bartolomeo Faculty Development Endowment Fund
- UF Bookstore Book Fund Endowment
- August C. and Maxine A. Mazza Director’s Discretionary Endowment Fund
- Ed and Melinda Taylor Men’s Basketball Endowment Fund
In conjunction with the 125th Endowed Funds Drive, Dr. Luke ’67 and Mrs. Jeanne (Helfrick ’66, M ’96) Bartolomeo established this fund to provide resources for faculty development for the College of Sciences. Luke taught chemistry at Findlay from 1976 to 2012. He chaired the Division of Natural Sciences from 1980-88 and 1992-94 and was dean of the College of Sciences from 1994-2003. He earned both master’s and doctoral degrees from Bowling Green State University. Jeanne earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Findlay College and a master of arts in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and bilingual education from The University of Findlay. She taught in the Findlay City School System for 30 years.
In conjunction with the 125th Endowed Funds Drive, the Bookstore Book Fund Endowment was established with proceeds from recycled, used textbooks to assist students in obtaining appropriate textbooks for academic course work.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the founding in 1982 of the Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books and in conjunction with the Give Voice to Your Values campaign at the University, Dr. August ’41 and Maxine Mazza established the Dr. August C. and Maxine A. Mazza Director’s Discretionary Endowment for the Mazza Museum. This fund will be used to help with the costs of innovative programming, acquisitions and the operations of the Mazza Museum.
In conjunction with the 125th Endowed Funds Drive and the Give Voice to Your Values campaign, Ed and Melinda Taylor established the Ed and Melinda Taylor Men’s Basketball Endowment to support the varsity basketball program at The University of Findlay.