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Lehr Society

On Friday, September 28, Ohio Northern University recognized the incredible generosity of its Lehr Society members at the 38th annual Lehr Society Banquet.

Lehr Society Gift Levels*

Members: $1,000-$2,499
President's Associate Fellows: $2,500-$4,999
President's Fellows: $5,000-$9,999
President's Partners: $10,000-$24,999
President's Circle: $25,000 and above
Lifetime Members: $100,000 or more during their lifetime.

*Single or cumulative gifts of $1,000 or greater received in the June 1-May 31 fiscal year qualify for membership.

Established in 1974, the Henry Solomon Lehr Society is the leading recognition society for donors who demonstrate exceptional generosity to ONU. This premier philanthropic group shares a common commitment of supporting the University annually at a level of $1,000 or more.
In recognition for the special place they hold in the University family, members are invited to a private dinner with the president where they are recognized for their annual support. The University also inducts new lifetime members at this exclusive event.
“I am so pleased to be a part of the Lehr Society. My contact with the Lehr family goes back a long time. I was often invited to visit and sometimes have tea at the big white house on the corner of Lehr. So being part of the Lehr Society is a real and personal honor,” says Marie (Hover) Cribley, BSEd ’39, BA ’38.

Without the generosity of Lehr Society members like Mrs. Cribley, ONU would suffer. Without the scholarship funding these patrons provide, some of our finest student might not be able to attend Northern. Without the capital improvements their generosity supports, ONU’s campus would not have the state-of-the-art facilities it has today.
Simply put, the University could not function without the support of this very special group of individuals.

ONU would like to especially thank the following for becoming Lifetime Members to the Lehr Society: Marlene and John Barr, Shirley and John J. Bishop, BSBA ’72; Michael G. Casale, BSPh ’52; Marie (Hover) Cribley, BA ’38, BSEd ’39;  Dale R. England Jr., BSBA ’69; Carol (Moore), BSPH ’63, and Charles J. Hudson, BSPh ’63; Virginia A. Mitchell; and Laurie (Thompson), BSPh ’81 and Mark Palmer, BSBA ’79

To join the Lehr Society and make a difference for ONU and our students, please visit