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Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Two Lindner Alums, Benefactors Receive Outstanding Philanthropic Volunteer Awards

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:46 PM
Robert L. Fealy and Marvin P. Kolodzik are being honored by the UC Foundation for their extraordinary philanthropic commitment to UC and the Lindner College of Business.

This past Friday, October 13, 2017, the University of Cincinnati Foundation announced five recipients for its highest awards in philanthropy — the Outstanding Philanthropic Volunteer Awards. Honorees include two instrumental alumni and benefactors of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business: Robert L. Fealy (BUS ’73) and Marvin P. Kolodzik (BBA ’59).

Honorees are selected based upon their extraordinary philanthropic commitment to the University of Cincinnati and UC Health. Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure, UC College of Law Professor Mark Godsey, and Jessica Brawand (A&S ’18) were among the others honored with prestigious award.

“It is an honor to recognize these individuals and groups who make a tremendous impact on UC and UC Health,” said UC Foundation President Peter E. Landgren. “This year’s winners support students through scholarships, fund life-saving research, advocate for the innocent and serve as UC and UC Health ambassadors. Their dedication is inspiring to us all.”    

2017 Chairman’s Award

Robert L. Fealy (BUS ’73)

The Chairman’s Award is the UC Foundation’s highest recognition for a volunteer who has made a noteworthy, university-wide philanthropic impact. This year, the prestigious award went to Robert L. Fealy. Fealy’s 44-year business career includes serving as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of the privately held Duchossois Group (1996-2015). He is a 1973 graduate of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business.

Fealy has made it his personal mission to give back to his alma mater. He has done this by supporting student scholarships, new world-class facilities and providing extraordinary co-op and internship opportunities for students. Most recently, he has served as the interim president and, for the last four years, chairman of the UC Foundation Board of Trustees. His service and personal dedication make him the ideal recipient of the Chairman’s Award.    

2017 Trustees’ Award

Marvin P. Kolodzik (BBA ’59)

The UC Foundation’s Trustees’ Award recognizes a volunteer’s contribution to advance philanthropy for a specific UC college or area. In recognition of his extraordinary dedication to the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, Kolodzik received the Trustees’ Award.  He is a 1959 graduate of Lindner and spent most of his 34-year career in leadership roles with Emerson Electric Co.

Kolodzik is the founder of college’s Kolodzik Business Scholars (KBS) program. Not only do KBS students receive a unique and top-notch education, Kolodzik takes a personal interest in them, attending the program’s events and meetings. Kolodzik also has served as a member of the UC Foundation Board of Trustees for the last 12 years.