By Scott Suttell, Crain News Service
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio (Oct. 4, 2013) — Richard J. Kramer, chairman, president and CEO of Akron-based Goodyear, and his wife Christine have donated $2 million to their alma mater, John Carroll University (JCU).
The university said in a news release that the Kramers' gift is unrestricted and is given in support of the school's $100 million Forever Carroll Campaign.
The contribution from Mr. and Mrs. Kramer "will help John Carroll fulfill its commitment to provide more scholarships and financial aid, to build upon the university's Jesuit Catholic heritage, and to enrich academic and student experiences," according to the news release.
Mr. and Mrs. Kramer are 1986 graduates of JCU and serve as co-chairs of the Forever Carroll Campaign.
In a statement, they said: "John Carroll provided an enduring foundation for our lives. The cornerstones of critical thinking, servant leadership, and a life of learning were instilled in us by the Jesuits. Our goal is to help the next generation of John Carroll students begin to build their lives in the same way.
"The timeless skills and values that grow during four years at John Carroll will help students succeed in a constantly changing world. We are pleased to support the university and its mission."
Mr. Kramer is a member of the board of directors of John Carroll.
This report appeared on the website of Crain's Cleveland Business magazine, a sister publication of Tire Business.