Fundraiser benefitting McCaskey Scholarship brings in $3,000

An art fundraiser benefitting the Ambrose E. McCaskey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Engineering took place earlier this month at the Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center, on the Huntington campus.

The artwork of the late Anne McCaskey Koppehele was on display and sold for the benefit of the scholarship in memory of her father.

Koppehele, a Marshall graduate, passed away last year. Her friends and family gathered for a memorial service in Foundation Hall, surrounded by 67 pieces of her artwork.

Michael Markiewicz, a personal friend of Koppehele,  spoke about Koppehele’s generous character and her ability to find the good in everyone.

Even a year after her death, her generosity is still present, Markiewicz said, as her artwork contributes to the Ambrose E. McCaskey Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

McCaskey was hired at Marshall in 1936 as head of the new engineering program. Eight of his pieces were on display as well.

Through the sale of several art pieces and donations, the event raised almost $3,000, with additional donations expected to come in over the coming weeks.

Donations can be made by calling ext. 6-6264.