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President Ono Celebrates Generosity of UC Faculty and Staff


The Loyalty Society pays special tribute to those employees who pay it forward. Check out the photo gallery from the October 10 luncheon.

Date: 10/12/2012 5:00:00 PM
By: Tim Russell
Phone: (513) 556-1330
Photos By: Eileen Yeoh

UC ingot   Faculty and staff who gave to the University of Cincinnati in the past year – including some who have been giving for more than 40 years – were honored by UC Interim President Santa Ono and UC Foundation Interim President Steve Wilson on Oct. 10 at the annual UC Loyalty Society Luncheon.


Although the Loyalty Society celebrates the investments of current and past employees, President Ono also praised their everyday efforts to advance the university. “Whether you educate, administer, maintain, facilitate, coach, diagnose, or research,” he said, “what you do for UC makes us thrive.”

Ono opened the event by congratulating attendees on the record-setting progress of the 2012 Proudly Cincinnati Faculty/Staff Campaign, which saw 4,693 current and retired employees contribute more than $8.66 million for priorities such as scholarships, medical research, athletics and academic needs.
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Faculty and staff enjoy lunch at the Loyalty Society reception.



Additionally, the volunteers, faculty and staff of UC Clermont received a special round of applause for becoming just the second college in campaign history to reach 100% donor participation.

New inductees as well as previous members of each giving level: UC Boldness, (10-19 years of support); UC Vision, (20-29 years of support); UC Strength, (30-39 years of support); and UC Pride (40+ years of support) were honored for their altruism.


To cap off the ceremony, two staff members – UC Foundation Chairman and Interim President Steve Wilson, and UC Foundation Executive Vice President Bill Mulvihill – were recognized for 40 years of cumulative giving to the university, along with eight other retired employees.

As Steve Wilson thanked employees for their generosity and closed the program, he noted that the success of the broader Proudly Cincinnati fundraising campaign – which stands at $947.17 million through September 30, 2012 – was due in large part to the people in attendance and around UC who make it a worthwhile investment for donors.

Across this institution, there are so many great people who drive the accomplishments we hear about and make amazing things possible, the things that donors ultimately want to be a part of as well,” Wilson said. “On behalf of my colleagues at the UC Foundation, fellow volunteers, and members of the UC Foundation Board, thank you for your vital work as well as your substantial investments in the University of Cincinnati.”