Foundation — About


The Case Alumni Foundation was established in 2004 in order to support the Case Alumni Association, Inc. and to advance the fundraising priorities of the Case School of Engineering and applied science and mathematics programs at Case Western Reserve University.

The Case Alumni Foundation is made up of 262 endowed funds and total assets of nearly $86.5 million as of December 31, 2021.


The Case Alumni Foundation raises, receives and manages philanthropic support from alumni and friends for the advancement and benefit of the students, faculty and staff of the Case School of Engineering and mathematics and applied science programs of Case Western Reserve University.


The Case Alumni Foundation is governed by a nine member Board of Directors who are active participants in the Case Alumni Association (CAA), leaders in their field and in the community. The Directors are volunteers who provide oversight for the endowment as well as fundraising, scholarship, grant making and donor relations activities. The board meets four times per fiscal year, and participates in additional committee meetings as needed.


Gina Beim P.E. MS ’87, MSM ‘04

Kevin Bracy ’93, MS’94

Kirsten Bowen P.E. ‘96 ••• Treasurer

Ron Cass ’84 ••• President

Michael Diamant ‘68

Jim Kilmer ’00, MSE ‘00

Eric Matyac ‘94

Susie Nagorney ‘76 ••• Secretary

Jim Treleaven ’69, MBA ’77, PhD ‘90


The Scholarship Committee oversees the scholarship programs and selects recipients of the scholarships administered by the Case Alumni Foundation.


The Investment Committee manages the endowment investments and the remainder trust funds of the Case Alumni Foundation. It seeks to preserve capital while providing for long-term growth of principal without exposure to undue risk.


For information regarding the impact of the Case Alumni Foundation, please check out our Fast Facts.


Although both organizations fall under the auspices of the Case Alumni Association, Inc., the Association focuses on programing, events and professional development opportunities for alumni, and the Foundation focuses on raising and providing financial support for students, faculty, staff and programs at Case Western Reserve University.

Unfortunately, no. The Case Alumni Foundation is ONLY able to support the Engineering and Applied Science and Mathematics programs and students at Case Western Reserve University. The Foundation is not able to support outside individuals or organizations.

Although many donors are alumni, anyone is able to make a gift in support of the programs of the Case Alumni Foundation.

Our most recent 990 and audited financials can be found here. CAF Form 990 Redacted

Yes. The Case Alumni Foundation is a 501©3 organization, tax id 20-0401095.


Stephen J. Zinram | Executive Director | 216.368.8841