Since the dedication of the William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion in 2012, thousands of alumni, organizations and friends from across the country and around the globe have supported the construction efforts through their generous donations.“We are very grateful that people have responded the way they have,” said Dan Saevig, UT associate vice president of alumni relations. “We have sold to date over $90,000 worth of pavers. As of today, we have approximately 200 spots left to sell.”
Later this summer, the UT Alumni Association will install pavers in the last remaining section of the pavilion walkway.
Pavers are available for purchase at $150 each.
The pavers are 8 inches by 8 inches, twice the size of normal bricks, and have a smooth finish. Each paver has room for three lines of text, with 12 characters (including spaces and punctuation) per line. Symbols and Greek letters are not available.
The bricks will be installed in time for the football season kickoff Saturday, Aug. 30.
Naming opportunities of $1,000 or more also are available. Donors of $1,000 or more will be recognized on the major donor wall. Contributors of $1,000 to $4,999 also will receive one paver, and those who give $5,000 to $9,999 will receive two pavers.
Located at the northwest corner of Glass Bowl Stadium, the pavilion serves as a site to honor exceptional alumni, past Alumni Association presidents and generous donors. It also functions as a venue for various University and community gatherings and celebrations.
“When you walk through and read the messages on the pavers, when you read the messages on the benches, when you read the messages on the pillars that have been left by our alumni and friends, you realize what an impact this university has had on their lives; they’re proud to tell their story and share it with other people,” Saevig said. “It’s really a nice opportunity for people to leave their mark on the campus in a very affordable way.”
Orders will be accepted until Friday, Aug. 1, or until the remaining spots have been filled.
To place an order, visit https://give2ut.utoledo.edu/pavilionbricks.asp or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 419.530.2586 or 800.235.6766.
If donating a gift of $1,000 or more, contact Saevig at 419.530.4008, 800.235.6766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.