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Businessman donates $5,000 to La Salle High School PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, February 05, 2013 7:52 PM

La Salle High School recently received a $5,000 grant donation from BP Fueling Communities, thanks to alumnus Ron Wittekind, Class ’65 and chief executive officer of Harrison-based Triumph Energy, a gas distribution company.

The funds will be used to provide scholarships and tuition aid for students who attend the Catholic high school in Green Township.

BP Fueling Communities, as part of the international oil and gas company BP, provides grant donations to organizations nominated by BP business owners to support the communities in which they do business. Wittekind nominated La Salle for the donation.

BP Fueling Communities gives back to local organizations that support health, education, youth, food and housing in order to spread charity and goodwill wherever it is needed most.

“We thank Ron for his thoughtfulness in nominating La Salle for this grant donation from BP Fueling Communities,” said Advancement Director Ken Barlag. “We appreciate support we receive from Ron and other alumni who valued their time at La Salle, and who want the same quality education for our students.”

La Salle, 3091 North Bend Road, Green Township, has served students from Greater Cincinnati since 1960. Its Web site is

La Salle is an all-male college preparatory Catholic institution guided by Jesus Christ and rooted in the teachings of St. John Baptist de La Salle. In partnership with parents, La Salle educates young men of all backgrounds, encouraging each student to reach his maximum potential.