College Educational and Charitable Foundation

                Raise - Invest - Award

RAISE CE&CF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Its mission is to solicit and accept contributions of cash and property in gifts and bequests without limitation as to amount or value except such limitations, if any, as may be imposed by law.

INVEST In 1994, CE&CF’s funds reached $163,735 and the Board of Trustees decided to engage the services of Johnson Investment Counsel.  It was a significant move and our assets have continued to grow.  In 2005, we embarked on a five-year capital campaign to raise funds for a new chapter house.  It was extremely successful with 99.4% of the pledges paid in full.  In 2012, the Board voted to use a major gift to create our first Endowed Scholarship Fund.  It lit the fire that stimulated contributions from alumni, families and friends and continued growth in our number of funds. We entered the 2022-2023 fiscal year with 21 Endowed Scholarship Funds, two Funds, two Legacy Funds and two Special Funds.

AWARD The Investment Committee determines the amount awarded from the Endowed Funds at the end of each fiscal year.  Early in the next calendar year, the Scholarship Committee select the recipients of annual scholarships/awards from the applications it receives and make their presentations at Founders’ Day.  These awards confirm, support and encourage educational excellence and may be used only for payment of tuition, living costs, and other related educational expenses.

William S. Giesler ‘68, President

Kent Allen '81, Michael L. Dever ‘61, Richard L. Fenstermacher ’59, Wayne C. Gilsdorf ‘54, William R. Hoeb, Jr. ’60,
James Radley '05, Stephen L. Simendinger ’06, Pete Smith '89, James C. Sparrow ‘66, and Barry J. Wanninger ‘77

John W, Strohbach ’52, Trustee Emeritus


College Educational and Charitable Foundation| 4010 Executive Park Drive, Suite 100 |  Cincinnati, OH  45241