The George Gund Foundation

The George Gund Foundation

[ The George Gund Foundation] was established in 1952 and provides grants in the areas of education, human services, economic and community development, the environment and the arts. [ [ Glenn, Brandon. (July 11, 2005.) “Gund Foundation awards grants.” Crain’s Cleveland Business.] ] The Foundation has made grants totaling more than $483 million since its inception. [ [ History of the Foundation] ]

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name = Board of Trustees [ [ Board of Trustees] ]

row1 = Geoffrey Gund, President and Treasurer
row2 = Llura A. Gund, Vice President
row3 = Ann L. Gund, Secretary
row4 = David Goodman, Trustee
row5 = Catherine Gund, Trustee
row6 = George Gund III, Trustee
row7 = Zachary Gund, Trustee
row8 = Cathy M. Lewis, Trustee

Major Awards and Grants

Case Western Reserve University

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law

    • George Gund Hall

      The home of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The George Gund Foundation was the lead donor to the effort to build the law school building, which was designed by the firm of Skidmore Owings & Merrill and opened in 1971. Mr. Gund’s son Graham Gund was the architect for the expansion of the building, completed in 1994. [ [ Campus Markings] ] Gund Hall houses the [ Judge Ben C. Green Law Library] , classrooms, offices, a moot courtroom, and [ Shtick's Deli] . The Gund Hall addition opened in 1995. [ [ Case Campus Tour - School of Law] ] [ The Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic] moved to the ground floor of Gund Hall in 1987. [ [ Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center] ]

    • Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

      In 1991, Case Western Reserve University School of Law established the Gund International Law Center through a special endowment from the George Gund Foundation. In 1994, the Gund Foundation and the School of Law dedicated and renamed the Center to honor alumnus and former university Trustee, Frederick K. Cox. [ [ Frederick K. Cox International Law Center] ]

  • Miscellaneous

    Between 1997 and 2008, the Foundation awarded approximately $4 million to Case Western Reserve University for a variety of projects.

Cleveland Institute of Art

  • George Gund Building

    About half of CIA's major studios are located here, as well as many academic and foundation classrooms. [ The Gund Building] is also the home of the [ Gund Memorial Library] , the most extensive art library in the state, and the [ Reinberger Galleries] , the largest private exhibit space in Cleveland. [ [ George Gund Building – "The Gund"] ]

  • Miscellaneous

    Between 1997 and 2008, the Foundation awarded approximately $4 million to the Cleveland Institute of Art for a variety of projects.

[ Girl Scouts of North East Ohio]

  • George Gund Dining Hall

    This building was completed in 1967 along with Beaumont Pool, Cargin Valley Cabin and tent units. The summer of 1967 was the first full season of resident camping at Camp Hilaka. [ [ Girl Scouts of North East Ohio: Camp Julia Crowell/Hilaka Historical Walking Tour] ]

Harvard University

  • Harvard Graduate School of Design

    • George Gund Hall

      Designed by Australian architect and GSD graduate John Andrews, Gund Hall opened in 1972. Gund Hall offers students a stimulating environment in which to work, including studio and office areas for approximately 500 students and more than 100 faculty and staff; lecture and seminar rooms; workshops and darkrooms; an audiovisual center; computer facilities; a cafeteria; a project room; Piper Auditorium; and the Frances Loeb Library. [ [ George Gund Hall, Graduate School of Design] ] Major gifts to finance the new building were received from the George Gund Foundation; the Gund family; John L. Loeb, SB'24, LLD'71 (hon); GSD alumni/æ and friends; and the Office of Education of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. [ [ About Gund Hall] ] [ [ Visiting the GSD: About Gund Hall] ]

  • Miscellaneous

    Between 1997 and 2008, the Foundation awarded approximately $190,000 to Harvard University for a variety of projects.

Kenyon College

  • Gund Commons

    Gund Commons, found on the North end of campus, houses Gund Dining Hall, Gund Game Room, Gund Ballroom, and the Gund Computer Lab. Jessica Roesler Gund Commons was named after the wife of George Gund, former president of the Cleveland Trust Company and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Construction began in 1968 and the Commons was dedicated on May 30, 1970. Gund Commons was to serve the needs of the new Coordinate College for Women, which anticipated the enrollment of 650 women in the 1972-1973 school year. The building was designed by The Perkins & Will Partnership of Chicago and served as an integral part of the Women's College. It served as the entrance to the Coordinate College and was designed to permit Kenyon's sister college to create an identity of its own. The building was designed to be both informal and feminine in nature. It was to provide a place for dining, study, and recreation. The total cost of construction was $1.5 million. [ [ Gund Commons] ]

  • Gund Concert Series

    The Gund series was established in 1959 with an endowment gift from George Gund, longtime Kenyon trustee; former chair of the Cleveland Trust Company; and father of Graham Gund, Class of 1963. The fund is used to bring the best of different events, speakers, musical artists, or other educational projects to the College for the enjoyment of the community. [ [ "Gund Concert Series at Kenyon features classical guitarist" (March 2007.) Kenyon College News Room] ]

  • Gund Hall

    George Gund Hall is located on the West side of the Freshmen Quad in between Lewis Hall and Norton Hall. Although it is considered the ugliest dorm on campus by many students, it is well loved by its alumni, many of whom refer to themselves as "Gund Survivors." The room dividers that mark Gund as unique are both hated and loved by those who live there. [ [ Gund Hall] ]

  • Miscellaneous

    In 1997, the Foundation awarded $1.5 million to Kenyon College to establish the Gund Science Scholars Fund.


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