Significant Gifts Support Many Initiatives

The following gifts were recently made in support of athletics.

  • Sheetz, Inc., Altoona, made a generous gift of $20,000 to place its corporate logo on the Memorial Field House playing floor. The funds will be used for athletic scholarships. Randall (Louie) Sheetz ‘77 is a member of the Foundation for IUP Board of Directors. 

  • Shirley Ullom Filcik ’53 of Cincinnati made a gift of $10,000 to support the Jules Filcik Memorial Scholarship for Men’s Basketball.

  • S&T Bank, Indiana, made a gift of $490 to support the IUP Women’s Basketball Shoot for the Cure.

  • Chris Holuta ’89 and Luci Scerbo Holuta ’89, Indiana, made a gift of $5,000 to the Men’s Basketball Fast Break Booster Club. Chris Holuta is president of the Foundation for IUP Board of Directors.

  • Many new pledges and gifts were designated for the Corporate Crimson Club, which supports unrestricted funds for athletics. The contributions included the following gifts of service: $16,890.40 from the Holiday Inn, Indiana; $4,000 from Wood Pontiac Chevrolet, Plumville, Pa.; $4,000 from Walker Motor Company, Kittanning, Pa.; $4,000 from McGregor Motor Company, Indiana; $4,000 from Colonial Toyota, Indiana; $29,428 from ARAMARK, IUP; $4,000 from Luther Ford Lincoln Mercury, Indiana; and $8,000 from Mark Arbuckle Nissan, Inc., Indiana.

  • Gifts of cash for the Corporate Crimson Club included the following: $6,000 from S&T Bank, Indiana; $10,000 from PNC Bank, IUP; $6,250 from Mark Arbuckle Nissan, Inc., Indiana; and $5,500 from Waste Management, Irwin, Pa.  

  • New pledges to the Corporate Crimson Club included the following: $6,500 from Cellular One, Indiana; $10,000 from Giant Eagle, Indiana; $6,000 from Sheetz, Inc., Altoona; $10,000 from the IUP Co-op Store; $10,000 from Indiana Regional Medical Center; $6,000 from the Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Indiana; and $6,000 from Luther Ford Lincoln Mercury, Indiana.

The following gifts to existing scholarships and endowments were made.

  • Omah C. Duggan, Indiana, made a gift of $5,058.27 to the Bob Duggan Distinguished Scholars Fund. 

  • Via the Fidelity Charitable Trust, a gift of $8,000 was received from Mario M. Morino, Reston, Va., for the Morino Scholars Fund, and a gift of $10,000 was received for the Anthony and Emma Calvetti Morino Memorial Scholarship.

  • The Zonta Club of Indiana made a gift of $4,991.08 to support the Zonta Club of Indiana Scholarship for Women.

The following are newly established endowed scholarships.

  • Jane Miller Banks ’56, Colts Neck, N.J., established the Jane Miller Banks Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Scholarship with a gift of $25,000.

  • William Hoffman ’60, Sarasota, Fla., has established the William (Billy) J. Hoffman ’60 Scholarship for Baseball with a gift of $20,000.

  • An anonymous faculty member has made a pledge of $24,000 to support a graduate assistantship within the Department of Physics.

  • An unrestricted gift of $6,000 was given by Robert J. Bachman ’65, Washington, D.C.

  • James B. Renacci ’80 and Tina D. Renacci, Wadsworth, Ohio, made an unrestricted gift of $5,000. James Renacci is a member of the Foundation for IUP Board of Directors.

  • The IUP Alumni Association made a gift of $10,800 to the IUP Alumni Association Programming Support Fund.

  • Chevron, Princeton, N.J., made a gift of $12,500 and designated $5,000 of it to the Department of Safety Sciences Technology Enhancement Fund and $7,500 of it to the Department of Safety Sciences General Fund.

  • Gorell Enterprises, Inc., Indiana, made a $5,000 gift to the College of Fine Arts Special Projects Fund. The Indiana Symphony Series also made a $5,000 gift to the fund.

  • The Reschini Group, Indiana, made a gift of $4,500 in support of the IUP Homecoming Parade.

  • The Stackpole-Hall Foundation, St. Marys, Pa., made a gift of $5,000 to the Office of Social Equity and Civic Engagement to support a minority mentoring program.