The National Catholic Education Association has awarded its highest honor to Charles Geschke, former chairman of the USF Board of Trustees, and his wife Nancy.
The couple was presented with the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award on Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C., for their financial support and significant hands-on involvement with Catholic schools and universities around the country.
USFers may know the couple best for their support in building the Geschke Learning Resource Center, a major addition to the Gleeson Library that opened in 1997.
Charles co-founded Adobe Systems and served 17 years on the USF Board of Trustees (1990-2002, 2003-08), and as chair from 2003-07. He was named the first holder of the Rev. P. Carlo Rossi, S.J. Entrepreneurial Chair in the School of Management in 2011 and shares his expertise as a guest lecturer.
The Geschkes also partnered with Gordon and Ann Getty to create the Geschke/Getty Distinguished Faculty Fund to attract dynamic faculty to USF.
Their daughter Kathleen graduated from USF in 1991.