Tiffin University celebrated the closing of TU’s Share the Pride. Build on Tradition campaign on May 1. The final donation, $14,583,012, surpassed the $12 million dollar goal.
“We are very proud,” President Paul Marion said. “It can be a challenge to raise money during a time when the economy is stagnant. We are very pleased that the campaign was successful and we appreciate the support of our many alumni and other donors.”
Gary Heminger, CEO of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, said that he is happy with how the building is being used. “We wanted the community to be able to have access to this facility. Very few communities have access to a facility like this,” he said. “It pleases us to give back to the City of Tiffin as well as Tiffin University.”
The Heminger Center, Tiffin University’s newest building, was named in honor of the family of Gary and Jane Heminger, in recognition of their generous gift for construction of the state-of-the-art facility and their many other positive contributions to the University. The dedication of the Heminger Center took place in May, 2012.
The opening of the Heminger Center was the final component of TU’s nine-year quest to transform the former Rosenblatt property into University use. In addition to the benefits that the new building provides for TU students and employees, it is also available for use by area schools and community groups, conferences, trade shows, and other activities.