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Dave ’69 and Debby (Betz ’73) Wolpert on Giving Back

March 06, 2020

Dave ’69 and Debby (Betz ’73) Wolpert are inspiring minds and transforming lives at the University of Mount Union. Inspired themselves by their positive interactions with students and their ever-growing love for Mount, the Wolperts give generously in support of numerous special projects and initiatives on campus.

The couple has spent more than 40 years investing in Mount Union students. Their post-graduate involvement began as head residents in McCready Hall in the late ’70s. Over the years, they have continued to stay connected by attending athletic games, theatre productions, choir concerts, and more. To this day, you can find them working out side-by-side with students in the MAAC throughout the week.

For the Wolperts, it always comes back to the students. 

“The main reason we stay involved on campus and give financially is because of the students,” Debby said. “As alumni, we are incredibly proud of the young people at Mount. They continue to give us so much joy that we want to do as much as we can to help them succeed.”

In addition to their support for The Mount Union Fund, the President’s Rescue Fund, M Club, and the Mount Union Stadium renovation project, Dave and Debby have established the Wolpert Family Scholarship. With a special passion for making Mount Union more affordable for students of all backgrounds, they recently decided to make an even more substantial philanthropic investment in their scholarship with an added estate commitment as part of the Inspiring Minds, Transforming Lives campaign, for which they serve as campaign cabinet members and volunteers.

“Throughout the years, we’ve supported many projects, but our main focus has always remained with our endowed family scholarship because of the lasting benefits it will have,” Dave said. “It’s very rewarding knowing that future students will continue to benefit from our gift for many years to come.”

The Wolperts have created a legacy of their own that will benefit students now and long into the future.