Up on the Roof 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010 was a memorable evening in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom at Ohio State’s new Ohio Union. Up on the Roof 2010 welcomed nearly 900 people coming together to raise funds for the Medical Center expansion - which includes a new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Since the inception of Up on the Roof seventeen years ago, more than $5 million has been raised to support the OSUCCC-James.

Up on the Roof guests entered the Great Hall of the Ohio Union to enjoy an evening filled with celebration and great purpose. The evening program included remarks from the 2010 Honorary Chairs Ellen and Jim Tressel; Steven Gabbe, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of The Ohio State University Medical Center; Michael Caligiuri, MD, Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and CEO of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and David Schuller, MD, Vice President for Medical Center Expansion and Medical Director of the ProjectONE Campaign. All spoke about the future of the cancer program and the impact the expansion will have on the OSUCCC-James.

There was great entertainment throughout the evening. A surprise performance by Tenors Undercover and two talented ballroom Dancers from the Columbus Dancer Centre captivated the crowd. Live music by Indigo Band and a fantastic display of desserts kept the party going late into the evening. 


Top Row: Rick and Libby Germain, David and Carole Schuller, Jim Tressel, Michael and Ani Caligiuri Bottom Row: Steve and Pat Gabbe, Janis and Michael Bloch, Ellen Tressel, Sarah and Nelson Heinrichs


Patti Shorr, Tina Husted, Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee and Jon Husted


Up on the Roof 2010 was an exciting evening at the new Ohio Union


Former James Foundation Board President, David Ryan, with wife, Ellen


A surprise performance by the Tenors Undercover


LaDonna and Dick Solove


Ballroom dancers lit up the dance floor


2010 Honorary Chairs, Ellen and Jim Tressel with Tina and George Skestos


Celebrating the seventeenth Up on the Roof at the new Ohio Union


Thank you to our 2010 Up on the Roof Sponsors


Title Sponsor

Shirley and Macy Block


Emerald Sponsor

Schottenstein Stores Corporation

Value City Furniture


Ruby Sponsors

Bancinsurance Corporation/ The Sokol Family

Ingram White Castle Foundation

LimitedBrands Foundation




Sapphire Sponsors


Janis and Michael Bloch


IHS Foundation

OSU Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

OSU Department of Urology

Barbara B. and R.L. Richards

Ruscilli Construction Co.

Saul Schottenstein Foundation D- William J. Schottenstein, Trustee

The Schnipke Engraving Co

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu