BW Trustee George Boyer '51, Honored

George Boyer '51, an active and influential member of the Baldwin Wallace University Board of Trustees for more than four decades, has received the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Earl F. Morris Award for trustee service.

Established last year, the award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and service to guide the betterment of one of OFIC's 34-member colleges and its students.

After earning a master's degree in finance from Miami University and working at two regional banks, Boyer joined Goldman, Sachs & Company in New York in 1961 and became a partner in the firm five years later. He joined the Baldwin Wallace University Board of Trustees in 1969. His influential Board leadership spans more than four decades and is the longest Trustee tenure in BW history.

From 1992 to 2007 Boyer chaired the Trustee Investment Committee and personally managed the endowment without charge to the College during a period of growth from approximately $46 million to a high of $143 million in 2007. He remains a trusted counselor on fund raising and investment issues for four Baldwin Wallace University presidents.

Together with his wife, Francele '51, the couple has supported numerous projects that transformed the physical environment and enhanced the learning experience for students in all seven BW academic divisions. A scholarship endowment bears their names.

"As he enters his fifth decade of trustee service, we know that the legacy of George Boyer and his willingness to share his time, wisdom, counsel and resources has strengthened Baldwin Wallace University in inestimable ways and will continue to benefit the students here for decades to come," noted BW President Richard Durst. "He is the perfect recipient for the Earl F. Morris Award and we are deeply indebted for his extraordinary service."

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