Campaign Leadership

Campaign Leadership
About Carroll
  • John Carroll University, founded in 1886 as Saint Ignatius College, is located in University Heights, Ohio, in suburban Cleveland. The University’s Jesuit Catholic mission inspires our nearly 4,000 students to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and the world. John Carroll University is recognized nationally for an exceptional four-year graduation rate, teaching excellence, and a commitment to living a faith that does justice as central to its mission. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.
    • For the 25th consecutive year, John Carroll University ranks among the top 10 universities in the Midwest that grant master’s degrees, according to the 2014 “Best Colleges” edition of U.S. News & World Report. The University is ranked #1 for its “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching” and #5 in “Great Schools, Great Prices.”
    • Our graduation rates significantly exceed national averages.
    • 99% of 2011 graduates responding to the “First Destination Survey” are either employed full-time, part-time, attending graduate school, or fulfilling a commitment to a year of service.
    • Eighteen John Carroll graduates have received Fulbright scholarships since 1995.
    • More than a dozen students are employed in a unique John Carroll program at the Cleveland Clinic each summer as paid chemistry, biology, and psychology interns and researchers.
    • John Carroll University has been selected as a Presidential Award Finalist for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement. John Carroll is one of only 14 colleges and universities nationwide to receive recognition as a finalist, and has been named to the honor roll, overall, for six consecutive years.
  • Campaign Co-Chairs

    • Rich ’86 and Chris ’86 Kramer
    • Dan ’83 and Laura Frate

    Honorary Chairs

    • John ’56, ’96H and Mary Jo Boler ’96H
    • Jack ’56, ’97H and Mary Jane Breen ’91, ’94G, ’97H
    • Richard Hamlin ’49
    • The Very Rev. Timothy Kesicki, S.J. ’84
    • Barbara Schubert ’62, ’67G, ’80G
    • Don Shula ’51

    Chris ’86 and Rich ’86 Kramer

    “In 1982, we began a relationship with John Carroll University that continues today. Because of the habits, interests, and abilities we developed during our four years, our education didn’t end at graduation. Thanks to the lessons learned, the bonds developed, and the inquisitive spirit nurtured both in and outside of the classroom, we’ve become learners forever. While JCU provides its students with an outstanding education, it does more. It plants the seeds for personal growth in the lifetime beyond. When you graduate from John Carroll, you don’t leave; you are sent … ready to grow as an engaged citizen. Please support the Forever Carroll Campaign, and join us in preparing the next generation for a life of learning.”

    Chris ’86 and Rich ’86 Kramer
    Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and
    President, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company


    Laura and Dan ’83 Frate“At John Carroll you don’t just learn inside the classroom; you learn how to think beyond yourself. Your professors, advisors, and classmates push you to consider how the things you are learning–and, therefore, the things you will do in your life–affect the world around you. You learn about ethics and decision-making skills that will guide you in your journey to becoming a man or woman for others. Laura and I believe strongly in this work, and want to create opportunities for future students, so we have chosen to generously support and co-chair the Forever Carroll Campaign.”

    Laura and Dan ’83 Frate
    Executive Vice President, Global
    Markets and Product Management
    ACI Worldwide


    Beth and David ’81 Short“I walked out of Carroll far more prepared to handle the realities of life than I would have had I gone to many other schools. Carroll prepared me to live life honorably. That’s what’s unique about the depth and breadth of the John Carroll experience. We have an obligation to enhance and reinvent that experience. This is why Beth and I have chosen to give back through the Forever Carroll Campaign, so we can personally help ensure that future generations will enjoy and benefit from all that John Carroll offers.”

    Beth and David ’81 Short
    Retired Chairman, American Funds
    Chair, John Carroll University Board of Directors

About Carroll

John Carroll University, founded in 1886 as Saint Ignatius College, is located in University Heights, Ohio, in suburban Cleveland. The University’s Jesuit Catholic mission inspires our nearly 4,000 students to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and the world. John Carroll University is recognized nationally for an exceptional four-year graduation rate, teaching excellence, and a commitment to living a faith that does justice as central to its mission. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.

  • For the 25th consecutive year, John Carroll University ranks among the top 10 universities in the Midwest that grant master’s degrees, according to the 2013 “Best Colleges” edition of U.S. News & World Report. The University is ranked #1 for its “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching” and #5 in “Great Schools, Great Prices.”
  • Our graduation rates significantly exceed national averages.
  • 99% of 2011 graduates responding to the “First Destination Survey” are either employed full-time, part-time, attending graduate school, or fulfilling a commitment to a year of service.
  • Eighteen John Carroll graduates have received Fulbright scholarships since 1995.
  • More than a dozen students are employed in a unique John Carroll program at the Cleveland Clinic each summer as paid chemistry, biology, and psychology interns and researchers.
  • John Carroll University has been selected as a Presidential Award Finalist for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement. John Carroll is one of only 14 colleges and universities nationwide to receive recognition as a finalist, and has been named to the honor roll, overall, for six consecutive years.

Campaign Leadership

Campaign Co-Chairs

  • Rich ’86 and Chris ’86 Kramer
  • Dan ’83 and Laura Frate

Honorary Chairs

  • John ’56, ’96H and Mary Jo Boler ’96H
  • Jack ’56, ’97H and Mary Jane Breen ’91, ’94G, ’97H
  • Richard Hamlin ’49
  • The Very Rev. Timothy Kesicki, S.J. ’84
  • Barbara Schubert ’62, ’67G, ’80G
  • Don Shula ’51

Chris ’86 and Rich ’86 Kramer

“In 1982, we began a relationship with John Carroll University that continues today. Because of the habits, interests, and abilities we developed during our four years, our education didn’t end at graduation. Thanks to the lessons learned, the bonds developed, and the inquisitive spirit nurtured both in and outside of the classroom, we’ve become learners forever. While JCU provides its students with an outstanding education, it does more. It plants the seeds for personal growth in the lifetime beyond. When you graduate from John Carroll, you don’t leave; you are sent … ready to grow as an engaged citizen. Please support the Forever Carroll Campaign, and join us in preparing the next generation for a life of learning.”

Chris ’86 and Rich ’86 Kramer
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and
President, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company


Laura and Dan ’83 Frate“At John Carroll you don’t just learn inside the classroom; you learn how to think beyond yourself. Your professors, advisors, and classmates push you to consider how the things you are learning–and, therefore, the things you will do in your life–affect the world around you. You learn about ethics and decision-making skills that will guide you in your journey to becoming a man or woman for others. Laura and I believe strongly in this work, and want to create opportunities for future students, so we have chosen to generously support and co-chair the Forever Carroll Campaign.”

Laura and Dan ’83 Frate
Executive Vice President, Global
Markets and Product Management
ACI Worldwide


Beth and David ’81 Short“I walked out of Carroll far more prepared to handle the realities of life than I would have had I gone to many other schools. Carroll prepared me to live life honorably. That’s what’s unique about the depth and breadth of the John Carroll experience. We have an obligation to enhance and reinvent that experience. This is why Beth and I have chosen to give back through the Forever Carroll Campaign, so we can personally help ensure that future generations will enjoy and benefit from all that John Carroll offers.”

Beth and David ’81 Short
Retired Chairman, American Funds
Chair, John Carroll University Board of Directors

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1 John Carroll Boulevard • University Heights, OH 44118 • 866.345.1886