The University of Cincinnati Foundation

The University of Cincinnati Foundation

Onyx & Ruby Society


  • A vehicle to recognize the generosity of African American donors
  • A networking opportunity for a university affinity group
  • A module to support the alumni participation and diversity goals of UC2019

Become a Member

Onyx & Ruby members receive:

  • A custom Onyx & Ruby lapel pin
  • Onyx & Ruby Donor Reception
  • Special dinner with the UC president, based on gift level ($25,000+)

In addition, special recognition through the University of Cincinnati's Charles McMicken Society begins at the $1,000 level:

  • UC Library privileges
  • 10 percent discount at all UC bookstores
  • Recognition in the annual UC Honor Roll of Donors
  • Invitations to special events throughout the year
  • Complimentary classes at UC's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Cumulative giving of $250k or more qualifies for lifetime free campus parking

Ways to Give

There are a variety of ways for donors to make a gift to the University of Cincinnati and qualify for Onyx & Ruby Society membership.

Review organizations and programs where you could Designate Your Gift.

Onyx & Ruby Society

Contact Information

Bleuzette Marshall, PhD '92
Chief Diversity Officer, University of Cincinnati

Society Captains

Karen Bankston, PhD '05, Co-Chair
Phillip Holloman '78, Co-Chair
Claudia Abercrumbie '85
Jeffrey Burgin '97
Ashlee Carlisle '09
Lamar Cole '94
Scott Coleman '91
Ulysses Glen '93
Brian Hall '80
Chris Hunter '86
Jerome Jackson '89
Tina Jackson '86
C. Mack '82
Will Scott '73
Daimon Wiley '07
Bruce Wimbish '00
Tony Yates '63