A Portrait of Giving
Betty Loeb Establishes Scholarship in Department of Art and Art History
By establishing an endowed scholarship in painting in the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences at UAB, Betty W. Loeb is creating a bright future for students enrolled there. Named the Betty Loeb Endowed Scholarship, it honors Loeb’s significant contributions to art education at UAB and the arts community in Birmingham and to the cultural enhancement of the community.
“Through her generous gift, Betty will make a real impact in the life of each recipient of this scholarship,” says Erin Wright, chair of the Department of Art and Art History. “Sometimes that impact can be the difference between whether or not a person is able to pursue his or her dream to study art. The Department of Art and Art History is very appreciative of Betty for her support.”
Betty Loeb is highly regarded for her philanthropic, volunteer, and civic endeavors and wholehearted commitment to the betterment of the community. Together with her late husband, Robert H. Loeb, Mrs. Loeb has supported numerous community endeavors and organizations including the Birmingham Museum of Art, United Way of Central Alabama, Children’s Hospital, Birmingham Festival Theatre, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and Temple Emanu-El.
Among the numerous areas on UAB’s campus that have benefited from Loeb’s generosity are the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the School of Nursing, the Department of History and Anthropology, the Department of Medicine, and WBHM Public Radio. Loeb’s longtime generous support of UAB’s Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center has contributed to the center’s recognition as a leader in providing diverse programming in the performing arts to enlighten and educate regional audiences.
Maintaining the Momentum / Winter 2011