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UC Receives Generous Gift of University House at Edgecliff Point

The gift from Buck and Patti Niehoff is a visible reminder of UC’s deep connections in the Tristate.

Date: 9/8/2008 12:00:00 AM
By: Christa Tutwiler
Photos By: Dottie Stover

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The University of Cincinnati has received a $2.7 million gift of real property from Buck and Patti Niehoff. The property, University House at Edgecliff Point, has served as the president’s home since 2004. While the Niehoffs had donated the use of the property to UC, they still retained ownership until now.

The residence is an ideal venue for hosting university donors, friends and guests. Adjacent to the UC College of Applied Science Campus, it is just minutes from the Uptown Campus. During the past 42 months, the university has hosted more than 100 dinners and receptions at the residence.

Buck and Patti Niehoff
Buck and Patti Niehoff


“Buck and I feel strongly about the role of UC in the ongoing success of the community,” said Patti Niehoff. “This home will enable the university to build bridges with its alumni, friends and community leaders.”

“Our gift is one part of an overall $6 million commitment to UC’s upcoming campaign,” according to Buck Niehoff. UC previously announced the Niehoffs’ $1.5 million gift in support of cancer research.

“This gift represents just one example of the Niehoffs’ tremendous generosity to the University of Cincinnati.  For nearly four years, University House has been a great asset to the university, and this gift ensures that it will be for some time to come. The Niehoffs’ donation provides a versatile and elegant venue -- possibly one of the finest in the nation -- for hosting university guests,” said UC President Nancy L. Zimpher. “The panoramic views of the rivers, downtown, the Uptown campus, and surrounding neighborhoods truly make University House a special place and provide a very visible reminder of UC’s deep connections in our community.”

Buck Niehoff is a member of the UC Board of Trustees, a trustee emeritus of the UC Foundation Board of Trustees and co-chair of the university’s comprehensive campaign. He and Patti have been significant supporters of a number of programs at UC including health care, design and teaching excellence.