AH & S Project Campaign

To support the construction and renovations of the Allied Health & Sciences Project, BGSU Firelands announced a capital campaign to raise funds for the initiative.  In addition to private fund raising, the $15.75 million project is being subsidized through College reserve funds earmarked for construction and State of Ohio capital improvement funds.  

Private fundraising began in 2013 with an ultimate goal of securing $5 million. As of September of 2014, the campaign has received contributions of $3,000,094 or 60% percent of the total goal. 

Campaign Donors

George Mylander, Sandusky, committed a leadership gift of $1,000,000.  An alumnus, Mylander made the initial gift to the campaign and serves on the Allied Health & Sciences Campaign Committee.  Mylander is a long-time supporter of BGSU Firelands through gifts benefitting scholarships, theatre programs, capital campaigns, and educational enrichment initiatives.

Larry and Karen Bettcher, Vermilion, committed $500,000.  The Bettchers have long supported BGSU Firelands through scholarships, theatre programs, and capital campaigns.

The Frost-Parker Foundation, Sandusky, committed $250,000.  The Foundation has long supported BGSU and BGSU Firelands through generous gifts to scholarships, theatre, capital campaigns, and the James H. McBride Arboretum.

The Geotrac Foundation, Norwalk, committed $150,000.  The Foundation has also supported educational enrichment initiatives at BGSU Firelands.

Daniel and Laura Keller, Huron, committed $100,000.  The Kellers are both BGSU alumni and have long supported the University through scholarships, capital campaigns, and athletics.  Daniel is also a member of the BGSU Board of Trustees.

The Sidney Frohman Foundation, Sandusky, committed $100,000. The Foundation has supported BGSU Firelands for more than four decades through gifts for scholarships and theatre programs.

Judith and Charles Sommers, Norwalk, committed $75,000.  Judith Sommers is a BGSU alumnae and serves as Chair of the Allied Health & Sciences Campaign Committee.  For more than 20 years, Sommers has supported scholarships, capital campaigns, and educational enrichment initiatives at BGSU Firelands.

Buckeye CableSystem, Sandusky, committed $50,000.  Buckeye CableSystem has supported scholarships and capital campaigns at BGSU Firelands as well as theatre programs for more than 40 years.

The Sam S. Stein & Rose Stein Foundation, Sandusky, committed $50,000. Support from the Foundation began more than four decades ago and has benefitted scholarships and Caryl Crane Youth Theatre at BGSU Firelands.

The Wightman-Wieber Foundation, Sandusky, committed $50,000.  The Foundation has supported capital campaigns, theatre programs, and the library at BGSU Firelands throughout the last decade.

Conrad and Didi Allen, Livingston, Texas, committed $25,000.  Both alumni, the Allens have supported scholarships and academic initiatives at BGSU Firelands.

Citizens Bank, Sandusky, committed $25,000.  Citizens Bank has supported scholarships, theatre programs, and capital campaigns at BGSU Firelands for more than 20 years.

The Erie County Community Foundation, Sandusky, committed $25,000.  The Erie County Community Foundation has supported BGSU Firelands since 1997 with generous gifts for theatre programs, scholarships and James H. McBride Arboretum.

The Gerard & Patricia Hipp Family Foundation, Norwalk, committed $25,000.  The Hipp family has supported capital campaigns and educational enrichment initiatives at BGSU Firelands.

Mary Ellen Mazey, Bowling Green, Ohio, committed $25,000.  Dr. Mazey is President of Bowling Green State University and has supported scholarships, athletics and the arts since her arrival in 2011.

William Balzer & Margaret Lockhart, Perrysburg, $5,100

Audrey Shafer, Sandusky, $5,000

Pete & Allison van Hartesveldt, Arlington, Virginia, $2,000

Christine Genovese, Norwalk, $1,000