From scholarship programs that help students pursue their dreams to research funding that is paving the way for medical breakthroughs, donors are changing lives at UC and UC Health. Follow the links below to read more about the difference philanthropy is making on the lives of UC students, faculty, researchers and patients.  

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Colleges collaborate to treat depression 

A $2 million gift to UC drives multidisciplinary collaboration to treat depression.

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Honoring a Daughter's Memory 

Natalie Altieri's parents assist UC's DAAP students with scholarship and program support.

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Finding Common Ground

A grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation funded the Common Ground project to analyze media engagement and political polarization in the Greater Cincinnati region.

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Wiesmanns empower future leaders

Alumni Bill and Sandy Wiesmann create opportunities for student leaders in STEM.

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Mallows met at UC; Now They Focus on Giving Back

Jennifer and Peter Mallow discuss their support of Catholic Studies.

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Kautz and Uible Invest in Students 

Abby Klare discusses donor support at UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business.

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Philanthropy Supports Autism at UC

Donor support helps austisic adults have life-changing experiences at UC's Impact Innovation Program.

Maurice Adkins

Legacy of Learning

Maurice Adkins, the 2018 recipient of the Herbert Shapiro scholarship, wants to bring history to the community, just like Shapiro himself once did.

Richard and Laura Kretschmer

Preserving a Legacy

UC Professors’ unique collection finds home at the Library.

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Providing Elementary Students a Chance to Succeed

Nicholas Sargen is honoring his wife's lifetime of service to others by supporting the UC's StEP program.

Gene and Dottie Lewis

A Special Year

Gene and Dottie Lewis built a life together as Bearcats. Now the couple has endowed a fund that establishes a legacy of support for the UC Department of History.

Pat and Sam Bridle

Honoring a Legacy

Through all of life's changes, Pat Bridle made education a priority. Now a scholarship in her memory is making it possible for UC students to pursue their own educational goals.

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Giving Back to First Generation Students

In 1986, Rae Mang, BSPH ’89, plunked down $185.45 for a class ring.  The price was steep for the University of Cincinnati (UC) sophomore, particularly since she was paying for her education.

Rae’s ring was more than a memento; it represented a promise to herself to be the first in her family to finish college.

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Preserving a Passion

Dr. Herbert Shapiro’s lectures on African-American history were so popular, students visited his North Avondale home to hear them. Now a scholarship named in his honor will support students studying the struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

Shem Nyachieo

Funding Creativity

Donor-funded scholarships helped Shem Nyachieo offset the expenses of design school. Fueled by this support, he's now turning long hours into the bold pursuit of a design career that lets him give back as well.

Zac Moore

Investing in Others

Business scholarships allow a finance student the time to take on the role of a leader in three organizations on campus. In this position of influence, he is able to inspire other students with his efforts both inside and outside the classroom.

Brandon Ulm

Supporting the Future

A donor-funded scholarship helped a gifted student earn a degree and kickstart his career. Now he's looking ahead to how he can support others like him.

Nancy Brooks and her 9-year-old son

A Nontraditional Journey

Scholarship support helped a single mother pursue a degree in Paralegal Studies. Now she is passing on the importance of education and philanthropy to her son.

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A Legacy Continued

Jeff Bosworth served three decades as a member of the US Navy before becoming a UC Clermont professor and vocal advocate for fellow veterans. Now, a memorial scholarship fund is helping to continue his legacy of assistance to veterans.

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Sweet Support

Donor-funded scholarships helped James Avant pursue a dream of operating a bakery with a purpose. Now he's combining his passion with a degree in neurobiology to raise awareness for mental health issues one cake at a time.

Expanding Horizons

Donor support helped a group of UC Blue Ash students study abroad in Peru. The lessons they learned will travel with them well beyond the classroom, even after they return to school.

Getting Back in the Pool

Donor-funded athletics scholarships helped Jackie Keire become a Bearcat and complete a journey from tragedy to triumph in the water.

A Gift for the Future

A $3 million gift will help propel brain tumor research at UC Health. For the donors, it's a personal gesture that may impact the world.

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Making a Musician

When seven-year-old Taylor Fleshman’s father bought her a harp on eBay – she never imagined she would one day attend a world-class music conservatory and play with orchestras on three continents.