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New Leadership Gift Will Create Weatherhead Faculty Fellowship

Posted 3.1.2010

Case Western Reserve University Trustee David Daberko (MGT ’70) and his wife, Deborah, have made a leadership commitment to the Weatherhead School of Management to create the Deborah and David Daberko Faculty Fellowship.  This gift will fund a three-year fellowship to a promising associate professor and add significantly to the school’s ongoing research efforts. 

“We wanted to show our support for Case Western Reserve University and decided that the Weatherhead School was the best place for us. A great school is built on a foundation of great faculty,” says David Daberko. “Debbie and I spoke with Dean Reddy about creative ways to support outstanding teachers. The three-year fellowship will help the school attract and retain talented faculty members.”

Daberko is a graduate of the Weatherhead MBA program and retired CEO of National City Corporation.   He first joined National City in 1968 as a trainee and served in numerous roles in a 39-year career there. He was named chief executive officer in 1995 and held that position until his retirement in July 2007.

In addition to his extensive work at National City, Daberko is the former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and co-founder and co-chairman of the Harvest for Hunger campaign. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Marathon Oil Company and RPM International. He is also a trustee of University Hospitals of Cleveland and Hawken School.
“It is with great pleasure that I announce this partnership with the Daberkos,” says N. Mohan Reddy, dean and Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management.  “David and Deborah have always shown dedication and a strong commitment to the university.  We are excited to collaborate with them through the establishment of a faculty fellowship—the first of its kind at Weatherhead.”

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