The 2003 Slate 60: Top Pledges
The 2003 Slate 60: Top Pledges
Analysis of the year's biggest philanthropists.
Feb. 16 2004 10:27 AM

The 2003 Slate 60: Top Pledges

The 60 largest American charitable contributions of the year.

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Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein—a $25 million pledge, of which $2 million was paid in 2003, to Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland; a $3.3 million gift to Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, United Cerebral Palsy-Cleveland, and Ohio State University. Mr. Wolstein, 76, chief executive of the Heritage Development Company, in Moreland Hills, Ohio, and his wife, Iris, 74, director of design development and special events at the company, pledged $25 million to Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, and University Hospitals of Cleveland to construct the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building, which will serve both the university and the hospital system. The balance of the Wolsteins' commitment to the two groups will be paid over the next eight years. The Wolsteins gave $2.5 million to the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, to establish a chair in management design and to renovate a hall at the school. The couple also gave $700,000 to Ohio State University, in Columbus, and $100,000 to United Cerebral Palsy-Cleveland.

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