Casper bequest to support Miami students and departmentsJul 23, 2010
Arthur B. (Brandy) Casper (Miami,'62), a prominent Middletown attorney,
is carrying on his family's philanthropic connection to Miami University
by recently committing to a bequest estimated at a minimum of $100,000.
The bequest will provide support to Miami’s departments of history and political science and the opera program within the department of music. In addition, it will support students transitioning to Miami’s Oxford campus from one of the university’s regional campuses.
Casper, a senior attorney at Casper & Casper Law, holds a degree in political science from Miami and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Ohio Northern University. He joined his family’s legal practice in 1967, following in the footsteps of his father, Isidor Casper (Miami’, 32), who co-founded the practice in 1936.
This latest commitment adds to an already rich giving history from the Casper family. In 1973, the Alex and Lena Casper Memorial Lectures on Social Issues and Current Events at Miami University Middletown were endowed by the late Isidor Casper in honor of his parents. The family has remained actively involved in supporting the lecture, as well as the Isidor A. Casper Memorial Scholarship, supporting history majors at Miami Middletown.
In addition to supporting the department in which he majored, the history department in honor of his parents and students at Miami University Middletown, Arthur Casper’s gift also supports his passion for opera. He serves on the board of the Cincinnati Opera, and he has an extensive history of supporting the opera program at Miami.
This gift supports Miami’s campaign For Love and Honor, a $500 million initiative for scholarships, faculty support, student-learning opportunities, academic programs and facilities and grounds.