Philanthropy At Work

The Ohio State University Medical Center

Wexners to Lead Annual Fund for The James

Noted philanthropists and business leaders Abigail and Leslie Wexner have announced the creation of The James Fund for Life, an annual campaign to support innovation in research and technology at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Caner Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

“It’s absolutely critical to ensure annual support for one of the premier cancer hospitals in the country. We are honored to be the first leaders of this drive,” says Abigail Wexner.

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The Ohio State University Medical Center

Joan Bisesi Family and Friends Create Fund for Head and Neck Cancer Research

According to verse, we bring nothing into this world and it is certain we can carry nothing out. But we can leave something of enduring value behind and Joan Bisesi has done just that.

“Joan was always positive and courageous, even in her fight against cancer,” says Phil Bisesi, her husband. In an email sent to friends and family months before her death, Joan stated that she and Phil had “decided not to be bashful” in asking for their support to help find a cure for cancer.

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Cleveland State University Washkewicz College of Engineering

Lighting the Path to Success

Originally a pre-dentistry student, Rebecca A. Bompiedi soon found she was more interested in engineering. Bompiedi says Cleveland State University provided her with the knowledge of real-life engineering applications.

As a member of the Washkewicz College’s Visiting Committee since 2011, Bompiedi is eager to be part of the new direction the committee is taking under the guidance of Dean Anette Karlsson. The focus is to drive engagement with alumni and develop more co-ops with regional businesses. “I think the co-op program is a hallmark of Cleveland State, Bompiedi said.

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The Ohio State University Medical Center

Murnane Gift to Support Internal Medicine Residents

A 1947 graduate of the OSU College of Medicine and Public Health and the father of a cardiologist, Murnane knows the hard work and dedication required of young physicians.

“I thought there should be a reward for such dedication,” says Murnane.

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