By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
The University of Cincinnati has launched fundraising campaigns to finance two projects worth more than $150 million.
The larger of the two is expected to cost more than $100 million and calls for the creation of a new home for the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2018, it will deliver a more than 260,000-square-foot facility which will replace the current Russell C. Myers Alumni Center and Faculty Club building.
Lindner College’s current home at 2925 Campus Green Drive is nearly three decades old and unable to accommodate the college’s rapid growth. School officials say that the new facility will help promote growth and raise its profile at home and abroad.
The second campaign aims to collect $54.6 million to help fund construction of an outpatient facility dedicated to treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The building will be constructed on the site of the current Piedmont Mews apartment complex at 223 Piedmont Ave. In a statement, university officials described the facility as “a signature landmark on the main thoroughfare to the medical campus.” Along with providing funds for the new facility, the fundraising campaign will help create new research programs, recruit physicians and researchers, support new training fellowships and expand community-wide programming.
Several local philanthropists and foundations have already shown their support, including:
- James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation
- Farmer Family Foundation
- Anna & Harold W. Huffman Foundation
- George J. Wile
- Harry C. Brown
- Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation
- Neurosciences Foundation
- The Charles L. Shor Foundation
- Miriam R. Lurie
- Dorothy W. Whitaker
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