Whitman Magazine Features Alumni for Generous Donations in Support of Consurtio
The following is excerpted from the spring 2016 issue of Whitman magazine. To view the publication in its entirety, click here.
Mark Andreae ’68 and Charles (Chuck) Harris ’70 are both loyal alumni who have long supported Whitman through generous financial contributions and in the sharing of their time and expertise. Each has recently made a major six-figure gift commitment to Consurtio to help practically prepare Whitman students through participation in real-world business projects.
Mark Andreae, chairman and CEO of Clarke Power Services in Cincinnati was awarded the 2012 Dean’s Citation for Exceptional Service. The Dean’s Citation recognizes alumni who exemplify outstanding support of the Whitman School. In years before and after receiving the citation, Andreae has been committed to helping Whitman progress as a leader in business education. A generous donor and active member of the Whitman Advisory Council, Andreae often lectures in marketing classes and has hosted WAC members and Whitman alumni in Cincinnati on several occasions.
Charles (Chuck) Harris graduated from Whitman in 1970 and went on to earn an MBA from Gannon University as well as a certified financial planner designation. Today, he is senior vice president and senior portfolio manager at PNC Wealth Management. Harris’s service on the Whitman Advisory Council has provided an invaluable perspective as the School works to realize goals of reputation, influence and leadership. In addition to sharing his time, Harris supports Whitman through financial contributions, including the establishment of the Harris Faculty Fellowship for finance, currently held by Professor David Weinbaum.
“Mark and Chuck have been among the first alumni to step up and show their confidence in the mission of Consurtio through generous leadership gifts,” says John Prizner, Whitman’s assistant dean for advancement. “They see the immeasurable and distinguishing value of this new initiative, and their substantial donations will help create experiential opportunities for students to work on real-world business scenarios and gain practical skills to excel in the marketplace.”