519 JOHN MARSHALL DRIVE HUNTINGTON, WV 25703 P 304.696.6264 WWW.MARSHALL.EDU/FOUNDATION GRATITUDE Articles of WINTER 2016 Building A Foundation Designed by Sherman-Carter-Barnhart, the 33,220 square-foot Foundation Hall includes 34 offices, 3 meeting rooms, one conference center, one board room and one lounge space. The contractor, Neighborgall Construction Company, and design company, Interspace Limited, LLC, were vital contributors to the results seen today. The Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall, named for the president and CEO of Intuit in October, is a testament to not just one but many Marshall alumni and friends who have truly made a difference through their generous gifts to the project, of their time and resources. At the naming ceremony, Tim Haymaker, stated, “Your passion is more than what you’re interested in, it’s being a part of it.” Brad’s passion for Marshall University is evident through this gift that will impact countless lives. Together, We Can Achieve Greatness “Because of donors’ generosity, many students are now able to take their dreams to the next level. Without teamwork, nothing could be accomplished and that’s what Marshall is all about. Together, we can achieve greatness.” Tori Burdette, Junior, Marshall University. One of the most flattering attributes of Marshall alumni is their generosity. The willingness to give dollars to continuously improve their alma mater is always impressive, but let us not forget those who contribute, not only treasure to university improvement, but also their abilities. Marshall is honored to have accomplished alumni and business dignitaries commit countless hours to work on boards and search committees. Once their talents, input and savvy skill sets are combined, they become invaluable to take Marshall University, and the tri-state region, beyond a level many can fathom. “Not ever, not ever,” states John Kinzer, when asked if, as a Marshall student in the early 1960s, he would have believed Huntington’s campus would look as it does today. “I would have never believed it would look like this even ten years ago. Ten years has really made that big of a difference.” Mr. Kinzer’s generosity toward the university has made a profound impact on the expansion of the Huntington campus. Originally becoming involved with the Marshall University Alumni Association board in the 1970s, Mr. Kinzer served as treasurer and then president. Being the Alumni Association president allowed him to sit on search committees for a university president and a basketball coach in the 1980s. He has been involved with the Marshall University Foundation board since 2005, where he served as the Yeager Advisory Board Member. Mr. Kinzer has also served on the Society of Yeager Scholars Board. “I have been involved with things that I would have never gotten to do, otherwise, if I had not gone to Marshall,” he said. Continued on next page >