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Commemorative Naming

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Prominent Cincinnati philanthropist and businessman Richard E. Lindner
committed $10.2 million to the University of Cincinnati's Varsity Village
athletic facilities enhancement project. In recognition of
Mr. Lindner's generosity, UC's athletic complex is named the
Richard E. Lindner Varsity Village and the new athletic center is
named the Richard E. Lindner Center.

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A commemorative name recognizes a private or a corporate gift.  For a complete
explanation of the financial considerations involved, please see Monetary
Guidlines
.  The approval process for a commemorative naming is as follows:

  1. The request is submitted to the University President, academic dean, or vice president for consideration, as appropriate.
  2. The President, dean, or vice president submits the request jointly to the co-chairs of the naming committee, who determine the financial value and type of recognition appropriate accordin to criteria established by the UC Foundation.  General Counsel must review all agreements for sponsorships or gifts.
  3. The naming committee co-chairs forward the request to the Executive Committee of the President's Cabinet for approval and discussion about how the gift funds are to be allocated.
  4. The UC Foundation President/VP for Development and Alumni Relations transmits the request to the Board of Trustees for approval.
  5. If the request is approved, the Board transmits it to Campus Planning + Design for implementation, and to ensure that university design and signage standards are adhered to.
  6. The UC Foundation President and staff, in coordination with the college or unit involved, coordinate the timing and method of communicating the final decision to all involved.
  7. With permission of the honoree or representative, UC Foundation staff will support and arrange for a dedication ceremony, internal and external publicity, and other activities to maximize the donor's level of recognition, community awareness, and university understanding.