CONTACT: OLGA SASSINE
Director, The Presidents Club
Senior Vice President, Development Services
UI Foundation News
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-3305 or (800) 648-6973
Release: March 19, 2002
$1 million gift from B. W. Carpenter to support several UI programs
University of Iowa's hospital patients, medical and nursing students, student-athletes
and sports fans will enjoy enhancements in care, education and Hawkeye pride
as the result of a $1 million gift commitment to the UI Foundation from eastern
Iowa businessman B. W. Carpenter of Coralville, Iowa.
The gift from Carpenter will assist University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics,
the colleges of Medicine and Nursing, various student scholarship funds and
the UI's Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame and Visitors Center, now under
"My family and I have been the beneficiaries of several UI services
over the years, and it has been my privilege to be closely involved with several
areas of the university," Carpenter said. "Without the care that
I received from the University of Iowa, I wouldn't be here today. This gift
is really just my way of saying 'thank you.'"
UI President Mary Sue Coleman said, "Wayne's generous gift is an impressive
example of how charitable giving can provide so much to such a variety of
areas. The entire university family appreciates this thoughtful gift, from
which so many will benefit."
Carpenter has designated his gift as follows:
-- $250,000 to establish a leadership endowment fund at UI Hospitals and
Clinics to support patient-care services and staff development
-- $200,000 to help fund the College of Medicine's new Medical Education
and Biomedical Research Facility. In recognition of this support, two rooms
in the building will be named in honor of Dr. Donald D. Brown, UI professor
of internal medicine, and Dr. Douglas M. Behrendt, UI professor of surgery
specializing in heart surgery.
-- $100,000 to purchase the newest generation of a "Harvey" teaching
mannequin to be used for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instruction in
the College of Medicine
-- $75,000 to endow a scholarship in the College of Nursing. The B. W. Carpenter
and Harriett Brown Carpenter Scholarship Fund is named to honor the memory
of Carpenter's second wife, who died in 1989.
-- $125,000 to endow the Carpenter Family Athletic Scholarship Fund in the
UI Athletics department for Hawkeye student-athletes
-- $250,000 to create a special exhibit on Hawkeye football in the UI's
Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame and Visitors Center now being built
west of Finkbine Golf Course on the UI's west campus
A longtime friend and supporter of the UI, Carpenter has made numerous gifts
to the UI Foundation. He has also been a leading volunteer for UI athletics,
the Iowa Scholarship Fund, the Museum of Art, the College of Medicine, Ronald
McDonald House in Iowa City and UI Hospitals and Clinics.
Carpenter's gift is part of the university's planned comprehensive campaign
to advance the UI's strategic goals for the years 2000-2005. The campaign,
which is in its early stages and for which no final dollar goal has been established,
is being conducted under the guidance of the UI Foundation to raise funds
to substantially increase the number of UI scholarships and endowed faculty
chairs and professorships; fund outreach and service programs to benefit individuals,
families and communities throughout the state of Iowa; support new educational
and research facilities; build the UI's endowment; and launch new initiatives
in the arts, sciences, business, health care and other fields. The UI Foundation
is the preferred channel for private contributions to all areas of the university.
For more information about the UI Foundation, visit its web site at www.uiowafoundation.org.