Many People Come Together to Support University Circle

Rev. Daniel L. Busch
Rev. Dan Busch, United Church Homes Board of Directors and Lead Donor for University Circle at Parkvue Community

Parkvue Community launched the world-class University Circle Interactive Cleveland learning program on its campus this year, thanks to the support of many individuals and a community foundation. Parkvue staff supported the program’s startup costs through last year’s Employee Giving Campaign, and lead donor Rev. Dan Busch’s passion for the program inspired him to give.

Dan is a United Church Homes Board of Directors member and association minister for the Northwest Ohio Association of the United Church of Christ. He was excited to support a worthwhile project.

“University Circle presents topics, such as art, history and spirituality, that connect and stimulate resident participants as lifelong learners,” Dan said. “Programs are presented by well-qualified, thoughtful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic lecturers who use interactive technology to dialogue with those in attendance. These programs are opportunities to remember the past and offer new insights for continuing education.”

Sustaining the Program for Tomorrow’s Older Adults

Parkvue earned nearly $12,000 in grant funds, coupled with donations of personal philanthropy, to launch University Circle. Grants came from the Erie County Community Foundation, the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation Charitable Impact Fund of the same foundation and the Michelle Wightman-Karrie Wieber Charitable Foundation. Program fees are over $10,000 per year, but thanks to these generous contributions, we have been able to offer it to Parkvue residents at no cost to them.

Parkvue Community staff present a check from the 2019 Employee Giving Campaign to residents for a variety of programming. Some of the funds raised supported University Circle Interactive Cleveland senior learning at Parkvue.

UCH Director of Major Gifts and Grants Alissa Clouse said UCH’s goal is to bring people together to support the worthy program.

“We’re providing access to learning in a way that can only be achieved through technology, and we invite our supporters to be part of the new connections we’re building to sustain this program into the future,” she said.

For more information about supporting the program, contact Alissa Clouse at 740.751.8990 or