The Marie and Ervin Wilkof Towers opened in the summer of 2004 in honor of a donation made by longtime friends of the University, Marie and Ervin Wilkof.

The Wilkofs were active both professionally and socially in the community for a number of years. Ervin, a Canton native who recently passed away, was president of Wilkof Steel & Supply Company and Wilkof Industrial Supply Company. Marie, a Women's Committee of Walsh University member for over 30 years, joined the Canton-area in 1945. She and her husband enjoyed helping the Stark County Historical Society, United Way, Temple Israel, the Players Guild, Canton Symphony, Canton Ballet, Canton Civic Opera and other organizations important to the community. 

Wilkof Towers is a 4-story student residence building on the west side of the Walsh University campus. The 140-bed, innovative facility was constructed using post-tensioned concrete which allowed for a four-story building to fit in the same space of a traditional three-story structure. Wilkof Towers also features a third floor computer lab, main level fitness center, laundry facilities and an outer terrace.

"We felt this was a wonderful opportunity to support the university and create a lasting legacy for our family name," said Marie Wilkof. "Walsh University is a great resource for our community and we are so fortunate to have it here."

An official dedication of Wilkof Towers took place on Friday, August 20, 2004.