Gifts to the Farm

In June 2007, Dr. Darhl Foreman seeded a new endowment fund to keep the 389-acre Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms thriving for research, education, and recreational uses for many years to come.

Foreman was the first woman to become full professor in the biology department. Since being elected to emeritus status in 1998, she continues to conduct and publish research from her University Farm-based office and laboratory on the findings from her prairie dog colony.

Contributions to the new University Farm Endowment Fund can be sent to Ana Locci or the development office at Case Western Reserve. For more information about contributing funds, contact Ana Locci at 216.368.0274.

Debra Ann November

In Spring 2005, Mort and Iris November made a monetary gift for a new greenhouse at the University Farm in honor of their daughter, Debra Ann (1953-1977). Debra Ann worked summers as a camp counselor and had a deep love of children. According to the Novembers, "It was for the love of everyone, especially children, that we have established a legacy in her name to actively give for the betterment of children."

Construction on the Debra Ann November Research Greenhouse was finished in April, 2006. This new facility has six separate rooms for research and teaching. A catwalk provides access to each room.

A dedication ceremony took place on June 4, 2006. Case students, faculty and researchers are now able to support their ongoing research in a modern, efficient "green" facility. Students that visit the farm for biology class visits benefit greatly from the new facility.