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Ed Schollmaier, avid TXWES supporter and Fort Worth business leader, dies at 87

09.27.2021 | By:

Ed Schollmaier, a longtime supporter of Texas Wesleyan University, passed away on Sept. 16. A dedicated advocate of our Smaller. Smarter. campus in east Fort Worth, Schollmaier contributed to the Business Hall of Fame program, a joint project between Texas Wesleyan, the Fort Worth Business Press and Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce to honor local, successful business leaders and announce the Thomas H. Law scholarship recipient. He also made gifts to many of Texas Wesleyan’s capital improvement projects.

“It is with deep respect and appreciation that we say goodbye to Ed Schollmaier,” said Texas Wesleyan President Frederick G. Slabach. “Ed was a savvy Fort Worth business leader and gave back to our community in a big way, focusing much of his philanthropy to higher education. Ed helped build a way for younger generations to succeed and that is a legacy to admire.”

In 2005, Schollmaier helped the University build the Schollmaier Science and Tech Center, providing space for new science and technology classes. In 2013, Schollmaier stepped in to support the Rosedale Renaissance project, a $6.7 million project designed to revitalize the campus and Fort Worth’s historic Polytechnic Heights neighborhood. And just recently, in 2017, Schollmaier once again stood behind the University’s mission to help build the heart of the Texas Wesleyan campus, the new Nick and Lou Martin University Center.

Schollmaier brought so much to our campus, and we are thankful for his support. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.