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Published: Friday, 12/30/2011 - Updated: 2 years ago

Irene Toth Kinsey Endowed Scholarship to benefit single mothers

BY HELEN SHEETS
DIRECTOR OF LOURDES UNIVERSITY RELATIONS

Lourdes University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Irene Toth Kinsey Endowed Scholarship benefiting single mothers.

The $50,000 endowed scholarship allows Lourdes to award scholarships to qualifying students who are single mothers that demonstrate a financial need. The scholarship is named in honor and in memory of Irene Toth Kinsey, the mother of Edward Phillip Kinsey II and Michele Kinsey Gross.

Edward Phillip Kinsey II, B.B.A., C.P.A., is CEO of Determination Ventures LLC and co-founder and former executive vice president of Ariba Inc. He also served in the audit and consulting departments of PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and KPMG in San Francisco, Calif. and Toledo. Mr. Kinsey is deeply invested in the educational opportunities available to future generations. He has funded other scholarships to assist students who face difficult life challenges so that they have an opportunity to attend college and earn degrees.

Mr. Kinsey serves as chairperson of the Kinsey Family Foundation, a non-profit foundation focused on providing assistance to children whose lives have been affected by unfortunate circumstances. Additionally, he has worked with Central City Ministries of Toledo.

In 2009, Mr. Kinsey was bestowed with an honorary Lourdes doctoral degree for his leadership and contributions to northwest Ohio and served as the 2009 commencement speaker.

Michele Gross is a coordinator at ProMedica’s Bay Park Hospital in Oregon. She began her career as a nurse at St. Charles Hospital. With her husband Dan, she also co-owned the third generation business Gross Automotive in East Toledo for several years and served as the company’s general manager. In addition to her full-time career, she raised two children.

“She truly is an inspiration to women who strive to lead,” adds her brother. “She definitely inspired me during our childhood and is the person who made it possible for me to achieve my goals in life. Her feedback and advice have been invaluable to me at all steps in my career and her amazing business insight and instincts are exemplary.”

For more information about this and other endowed scholarships, contact Mary Arquette, vice president for Institutional Advancement, at 419-824-3969 or Marquette@lourdes.edu.



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