CONTACT: MICHEL NEW
President, UI Foundation
UI Foundation News
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
University of Iowa Foundation notes recent major gifts to the UI
IOWA CITY, Iowa --The $3.75 million Sahai family gift to "Seeking
Knowledge for Healing: A Campaign for the University of Iowa College of
Medicine" is one of the largest single outright gifts received by
the UI Foundation in recent years.
According to Michael New, president of the UI Foundation, among the
major outright gifts received by the foundation during the past 10 years
are the following:
--Several gifts totaling nearly $10 million from John and Mary Pappajohn
of Des Moines to areas such as the College of Business Administration Building
Campaign, the UI's Entrepreneurial Center and the UI Hospitals and Clinics.
John Pappajohn, Des Moines businessman and philanthropist, is a 1952 graduate
of the UI College of Business Administration.
--$3 million from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa,
to establish the
Roy J. Carver Molecular Science Research Center, which will occupy the
third and fourth floors of the new Medical Education and Biomedical Research
Facility. In the past 12 years, the Carver Trust has given a total of $23
million to the UI Foundation in support of scholarships, biomedical research,
science education, facilities improvements, a summer engineering institute,
and technology in the UI Libraries system.
--$3 million from the Gary F. Seamans family of St. Charles, Ill. to
the College of Engineering Building Campaign. Gary Seamans is a 1971 graduate
of the UI College of Engineering.
--$3 million from the Pomerantz family of Des Moines to the UIHC. Marvin
A. Pomerantz, a 1952 graduate of the UI College of Business Administration,
and his family have also supported the UI College of Business Administration,
Hancher Auditorium, Iowa athletics, and the Levitt Center for University
--$2.5 million from Stanley M. Howe of Muscatine, Iowa, in support of
an evening UI College of Business Administration M.B.A. program in Muscatine.
Stanley Howe, chair emeritus of HON Industries, is a visiting faculty member
in the Executive-in-Residence Program at the UI College of Business Administration.
He is a 1946 engineering graduate of Iowa State University.
--$2.5 million from UI alumni Richard S. and Jeanne S. Levitt; of Minneapolis
to name the new Levitt Center for University Advancement. Over the years,
the Levitts have generously supported the UI College of Law, Museum of
Art, Old Capitol, UI Libraries, and other projects. Richard Levitt received
his bachelor's degree in 1952 and his J.D. degree from the College of Law
in 1954. Jeanne Levitt is a 1952 journalism graduate.
--The largest single gift to the UI came in the form of a bequest from
F. Wendell Miller of Rockwell City, Iowa, who left more than $14 million
to the UI to be used for scholarships and other programs. Miller, who was
not a UI graduate, died in 1995.
The UI Foundation is the preferred channel of support for private contributions
to all areas of the UI. Foundation staff work with alumni and friends to
provide funds for facilities improvements, scholarships, professorships
and other forms of support for the UI.