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 692 Donors

Our Day of Giving 2021 has come to a close, with hundreds of Oneonta alumni, parents, employees, students and friends contributing to the Fund for Oneonta, Student Emergency Fund, Athletics, Scholarships and other programs they care about.

Thank you to every member of our community who made a gift for our Day of Giving. We’re grateful to our challenge donors, our volunteer advocates, and student callers. Your support and enthusiasm show just how much Oneonta and our students matter to you.

 

2021 Honor Roll of Donors

(We will continue to update our donor honor roll until all participants are represented.)

Michael Abourizk
George Ackerson '72
William Adam '71, '73
Paul Adamo '81 and Ann Adamo '82
Samuel Afriyie '16
Jose Aguilera '17
Gail Alcott '66 '73
Angelica Aldana '14
Judith Allen
Elena D. Alonso
Frances Althiser
Edward Aluck '95 and Sarah Aluck
Duane R. Anderson '70
Dodie H. Antal '81
Gustavo Arango
Jeffrey Aron '88
Valerie J. Arthurton '69
Evan H. Ashford
Janice G. Ashley '62
Christopher Avazis
Steven Bailey '72 and Jane Bailey '72
Walter E. Balfour '50
Patricia Barlow '74
Sandra Barone '62 and Paul Barone
Christopher Bartkowski '76 and Mary Bartkowski
Scott Barton and Cynthia Barton
Ann M. Basgal '78
Jeff Battistoni
Karen Baxendale '75
Stacey Beattie '94 and Kevin Beattie '93
Craig Becker '74
Kyle Beckley '08 and Michael Abourizk
Kathleen L Bee
Christine Bellinger
Christian Bendicksen '83 and Michelle Bendicksen '80
Marsha K. Benjamin '68
Mary Lynn Bensen '87
Harriet Berard '57, '67
Matthew Berger
Paul S. Betancourt '83
James Bethel '19
Judith C. Bird '67
Sheila Birkett
James R. Bishopp '77
Ellen Blaisdell and Peter Exton
Douglas J. Blake '91
Jerome Blechman and Amy Blechman
Jack B. Bleier '76
Seth Blocker '91 and Linda Blocker '87
Victoria L Blydenburgh
Peter Boccagna '76
Kelsey Bogdan
Charles Bogosta '80 and Mary Ann Bogosta '82
Sherry L. Boor '04
Troy Boyd '80 and Alicia Boyd
Colleen Brannan '83, '89 and Alexander Brannan '82, '87
Jim Bridger '69
Monica Brock '81
Michael Brophy '73
Karen Brown '88 and Richard Brown '87
Heather Brunell
Elizabeth W. Brush
Joeann S. Buerkert '67
John Burkhart '68, '74 and Carol Burkhart '68, '73
Richard Burr '62 and Barbara Burr '66
Alexandra V. Burwood
Ryan Butler '04
Iain Byrne
Lorraine M. Bythewood '57
Carolyn Cacciato '79
Sophia J Caldwell
La-Tarri Canty '01
Peter Caplan '77 and Beth Caplan
John J. Carbonara '88
Sara Cardinuto
John Cardinuto
Frank Carione '67
Dia Carleton
Peter C. Carofano '05
Alice Carpenter '72
Sharon A. Carpenter '67
Andrew Carrozza '85
Colleen Cashman
Andrea Casper '75
Alice A. Castoro '83
Daniel Chambers
Debra S. Chase '73
Alan E. Chaskin '70
Jennifer N. Chavez
Sally Chen '17
Noel M. Chernosky '70
Ben Cherry
Rebecca Cherry
Richard C. Choppa '83
Luke Christie '16
Rocco Cirigliano '75 and Susan Cirigliano '75
Linda Cirillo '69
Sandy Clemans '74
Thomas Clementi '90
Nancy E. Clickman
Adrienne F. Cole
Craig Collins '83
Dawn Collins '90 and Philip Collins '91
Mitchell Collins
Ivy Colon
Miriam Colon '04
Chris Colton '03
Annie Condit '83 and Jeffrey Condit '82
Owen Conklin
Christina Conn '10
Cameron Conover
Edward Corcoran '68 and Kathryn Corcoran '69
Susan R. Cory '82
Mariama Coulibaly '16
Analyse Coutlee
Connie Cox
Pamela Cranston and Sandra Neverett '72
Janet Croce '72 and Alfred Croce '72
G. Jean Cronk '73
Michael Cruz Gonzalez '19
Laura Cueva
Ingrid S. Curran '75
Sara Curran-Headley
Mary Dacquino '80 and David Dacquino
David Daly '72
Sean Daly '11
Caroline D'Antonio '67
Carl Dapp '69
Arthur Dauria and Barbara Dauria
Debra J. Davidson '78
Jay Davidson '69 and Kevin O'Neill
Roger Davidson '02
Mr. Mark Davies
Dean Davis '84 and John Argueso
Gary L. Davis '70
Kenneth A. Dawkins '77
Sonnia deFrances
Katherine Delaney '63
Mark Delligatti '75
Danielle P Dilluvio
Craig M. Dingler '78
Kristine Dobbins '05
Robert Dobbins '78 and Pauline Dobbins '79
Janet Dobrovosky
Hal R. Dodt '77
Jim Doig '75
James Dolan '72
Nicole Dominikoski
Richard Donahue '72
Nancy M. Donato '80
Barbara J. Donegan '71
Asia Dowtin '09
Ann E. Dudley '75
Bruce C. Duncan '60
Cathryn Dupuree '07 and Rich Eyring '07
Helaine K. Edelhertz '77
Samantha Elizabeth Edgar
Ruth C. Eichler '75
Donna S. Einhorn '71, '72
Laura Eisen '73 and Bruce Eisen '72
Lisa M. Elbogen '90
Evan Englander '12
Jerri L. Ernst '90, '94
Alejandra Escudero-Retana
Remi Farnan '15
Adam Fasoldt
Robert C. Feld '67
Ronald Feldstein and Joanne Feldstein '88
Elenita Feria-Ortiz '19
Lisa Ferrero '85
Gail Feuer '86 and Steven Feuer
Dorothy P. Fiedler '77
Malcolm S. Field '81
Jennifer L. Fila
Katie Finch
Myra Fincher '63
Armando J Flores
Maryann Foley '75
Mark S. Fragner '79
Douglas Frank '72
John P. Friedman '75
Daniel Friedrich '91
Riccy Fuentes '17
Ralph Fuschillo Jr. '92
Abby Fusco '13
Odalis Galeano Umana '20
Kathleen Gallagher '75 and Robert Gallagher '75
Pamela Galvani and William Galvani '81
Carla Gantner
Adam Garrison '09 and Caitlin Garrison '09
Marc Gelbman '83 and Ellen Gelbman
Santo F. Geraci '71
Judith G. Gerthoffer '62
Caroly R. Gibson '64
Thomas Glennon '09
William Goertemoeller '65, '69 and Cynthia Goertemoeller '66
Verania Z Gonzalez
Roberta J. Gordon '65
Susan Stafford-Gough
Wendy Gould '86
Jane Grastorf
F. William Grau '89 and Monica Grau '88
Doug Gray '76
Jo Ann Gray '62
Alexandra Greeley '08
Russell D. Green '73
Mary Griffin '92 and James Griffin '91, '95
Leslie Grigsby '68, '73
Christopher Grill '87
Thomas Habib '84
Kathleen Haddad '75
Brian Haley and Cynthia Klink
Rachele Hall '06
Kierrah Hamer
Marian Hamlin '54
Logan Haney
Patricia A. Hanley '73
Christina P. Hansen '87
Michelle Hansen
Lawrence Harlowe '71 and Gail Harlowe '72
Willard Harman and Barbara Harman '80
Patricia Harpell '52
Barbara Harrington '59
Leslie Hartten '84
AnneMarie Haumesser '12 and Luke Haumesser
Lawrence Heller '15
Michelle Hendley and Matthew Hendley
Mary E. Hennelly '83
Jerald Herrmann '83 and Judy Herrmann '83
Philip Hertik '73
Jacqueline Hesse '68 and Franklin Hesse '74
Ira R. Hilf '79
James Hill '82
Patrick Hillis
Virginia Hillman '86
Earl Hinkle '71
Daniel Hinz '75 and Linda Hinz '76
Carolyn Hoag '63
Helen Hoering '68 and Rudolf Hoering
Kathleen Hogan '82 and Christopher Hogan '80
Taylor Hogan '14
Roland Holstead '67 and Sharyn Holstead '67
Marie Holt '69
Suzanne M. Holwitt '67
Micaela K Honsinger
Barbara Hornak '65
Helen J. Howard '60
Virginia Huettner '61
Richard E. Hummel Sr. '74
Gregory Hummel
Ronald Hund Jr. '90
Joseph F. Hunt '80
Elaine Huntington '55
Patricia Hupp
Robert K. Husain '88
Michael D. Infurna '85
Laura E. Iodice '84
Tyler Itzkowitz '15
Darcy Lynn Izzo-Schifferli '89
Alison K. James
Laranell Jarosz '70
Noele Jencarelli
Linda D. Jenkins '71
Susan B. Jennings
Donna Johnson '86 and Dennis Johnson '78
Dorothy Johnson '56
N. Mary Jane Jones '62
Maureen Joy
Delsy Joya-Reyes '17
Sally A. Jozwiak '82
Madison Kaldenberg
Patsy D. Kaplan '62
Christina Karaim '71
Carolyn Karlson
Kristen Kassman
Gina Keel
Robert D. Keever '82
Patricia Kelder '76
Patricia Kennedy '70
Robert Kilar '80
Jeremy M. Klomberg
Douglas Knowles '78 and Irene Knowles
Christine L. Knutti '79
Timothy D. Koch '68
Nancy Krager '59
John Krakowski '76
Andrew Ladew '13 and Jamie Reynolds '15
Robert LaForge '77 and Suzanne LaForge '77
Lori Lahn '86 and Michael Lahn '86
Andrea LaMantia '75
Karen LaPlante '74
Christine Leavitt '10
Harold Legg and Leigh Zimmerman
Jesse Leisenheimer '13
Laraine Leitch
Pathy Leiva '18
Kristin Lenihan '10
Anne Lennebacker '61 and Jack Lennebacker
Barry Lenoble '86 and Lauren Lenoble
J Lentner
Marlene Lentz '79
Brett L. Leonard '91
Paul M. Leonard '78
Rita Leone '72
Lauren Levanti '16
Elana Levy '14
Charlene Lewis '16
Rosemary Lewis '74
Timothy Lewis '71 and Donna Lewis '72
Linda J. Lewis-Burger '77
Britney Liddell '08
Laura Lincoln and David Lincoln '95
Kenneth Lipnickey '78 and Diane Camposa Lipnickey '84
Louise Little '57
Kathleen Loizides '69 and George Loizides '69
Sandra Losier
Ashley M Luttrell
Darrin Lyons '90 and Lynette Lyons '90
Ginna M. Maddock '73
William Maffucci '80 and Elaine Maffucci '79
Alice Maggiore '10
Emily Maggiore '14
Sharon Maggiore '75, '77
Joanne B. Magowan '73
Arian Mahrer '00
Ajare Malcolm
Cheryl Marcella '78
Anthony Marchese '72
Jennifer Maresco '98
Betty Martin '50
Allen J. Marx '78
Lawrence N. Masullo '85
Harry B. Matthews '74
Linda McCann '76 and Patrick McCann '75
Leah McDonald Hobaica
Merissa McKasty '10
Drew P. McKay '05
Marjorie D. McMorris '62
Danielle McMullen
Casey M Mcshea
Edward J. McSweeney '71
Bradley J. Menard '04
Diego Adair A Mendoza Romero
Karla Mercado '16
James R. Mercante '88
Joel G. Mercer '85
Charles Meyer '79 and Susan Meyer '81
Wayne Mickiewicz '73
Joanne Mickle '55
Laura Milewczik '88
Anthony Miller '69 and Lois Miller '69
Joyce Miller and Richard Miller
Jill S. Mirabito
Erikka Misrahi '08 and Jason Misrahi
Ike T. Miura '83
Diana Moller '12 and Charlene Christie
Katherine Monthie '68
Maria Montoya
Eh Hser Ku Moo
Laura M. Morcone '06, '12
Kelly Morris
Richard W. Morrison '79
Constance Moseman '73
James Mullen
Leland Muller '16
Karen Munson and Matthew Munson '04
Dawn Murray '77 and Kevin Murray '75
Kevin Murray '75 and Dawn Murray '77
Peter Muth '88
Stuart Myer '83 and Evelyn Dresler
Thomas K. Nabozny '76
Karla Nava '16
Kelsey Negron
William Neubauer '75 and Susan Neubauer '76
William S. Neubeck '76
Timothy Newton
Theresa Nicholson '84
Arthur Nimmo '75
Catherine R. Nitschke '87
Joanne Noonan '71
Emily N Noren
Stanley E. Nosek Jr. '69
Nicole Nosek
Kim Nostrom
Margaret A. Novesky '76
Susan C. Obergefell '80
Stephen Obermayer
Leslie Obermayer
Arlene O'Brien '63
Bianca H. O'Brien '85
Thomas J. O'Brien CPA '87
Michael W. O'Hara '84
Elizabeth Orgeron
Jade Osterwald
Judith E. Palais '81
Mary Ellen Pantaleo '71 and Joseph Pantaleo '70
Myra Pappania '66
Carolyn Patierno '82
David A. Paul '74
Amanda Paulson '12
Cheryn E. Payne '85, '90
Cheryl Peeters
Stephanie Peguillan '15
Emanuel Pelligra '73 and Patricia Carey-Pelligra '71
Jackie Pena
Harry Pence and Virginia Pence
Susan Penny '68
Jean Perez '15
Felix Perilla '17
Paul Perlman '76 and Beth Mattimore
Janet Perna '70 and Melanie Rose
Steven Perry and Jeanne Perry
Glenn Pichardo '02
Nancy E. Pierce '77
Nancy Pietraface
William Pietraface and Marjorie Pietraface
Lynda Pisano '75 and Ronald Pisano '76
Julianne Piscitello and Joe Piscitello
Jason Pomeroy '09 and Lisa Pomeroy '08, '12
Audrey Porsche and Brian Alexander
Diana Portalatin
Angelo Posillico '08
Amy Posner '76
Joseph N. Raia '78
Tracey Ranieri and David Ranieri '82
Nancy A. Rapp '87
Thomas M. Rathbone
Beverly Reed '54, '67G
Carol T. Reeder '69
Diana L. Regan '73
John Restivo
Florian B. Reyda
Jared Reynolds '12
Mary Ricciuti '73
Peggy A. Richter '76
Duane Ritter
Santiago Rivera '16
Elijah Anthony Rivera
Susan V. Roberts '68
Jonah Roberts
Marvin Rodriguez '15
Samuel C. Rosenberry '75
Norayne Rosero '73
Donna J. Ross '71
Barbara A. Rothenberg '71
Sarah Rourke
James J. Rowland '00
Doris K. Roy '63
Brian Rudolph
Daren J. Rylewicz '93
Scott Salmirs '84 and Marcy Salmirs '83
Carly Salzman '17
Linda Sauerwein
Vaughn Sayles '68
Ralph A. Scalise '85
Jennifer Scanlon '80 and Michael Arthur
Linda H. Scarfe '73
Glenn L. Schafer '78
Paul Scheckner '82
Judith Schmidt '65
Benjamin Schoolsky '93
Paul Schrot '94 and Mary Schrot '92
E. Christine Schuler-Ghiorse
Howard C. Schwartz '78
Geraldine Schwartzer '72
Mary Jane Schwebel '64
Kristin Scomillio '20
Todd Scott '74
Shawna Scoville '13
Therese Shady '76
Laurence Shaffer '75
Renee A. Shapiro '68
Sheila Sheridan Striffler '72 and Robert Striffler '72
Pamela Shmuel '75
Elaine Shull '68
Deanna Side '66
Raymond Siegrist
Erin Signer '06
Pamela J. Silvano '78
Kate Simeon '09
Susan L. Sink '70
Jessica Sinopoli
Robert Sklarz '72 and Margaret Sklarz '71
Erica Skov-Beams '07 and Joshua Beams '05
Charles Smith '75
Donald Smith '79
Jennifer Smith '05
Joyce Smith
Julie Smith and Stanley Nosek '69
Margaret M. Smith '72
Susan Smith '71
Janet Snyder '73
Sharon Sobel '13
Marie Soden '71 and Irving Soden '70
Michael Sodomora '08
Lisa Soeder '80
Myrill A. Solaski '75
Joanne Soued '71 and Frederick Soued
Joe Spanfelner '57
Kelly Spettel and Louis Spettel
Susan Spofford '71 and Paul Spofford '70
Constance A. Spohn PhD '74, '77
John Stahlberg '66 and Barbara Stahlberg '66
Andrew Stammel
Philip Steinberg '64
Melissa Steindler '92
Kelly A. Stevens '04
Karen Stewart
Robin Stilwell '74
Jeffrey Strauss '71 and Janis Strauss
Denise A. Straut '90, '11
Barbara Stupp '74
Janet Sullivan '73
Michael T. Sullivan '00
Lori Sutherland '83
Robert Sutherland '77 and Donna Sutherland '76
Cynthia A. Taber '73
Ellen Tarello '77
Bethany Teachman
Ben Ternosky
Arthur M. Thompson '81
Granville Thompson '68 and Judy Thompson
Susan Thurgood '78
Aidan Tigue '19
Mary Tigue '20
Corrine R. Tompkins '12, '15
Alice Tucker '85 and Stephen Tucker
Patricia A. Turken '80
Michael Uzzi '78
Jean M. Vallianos '84
Vivian Van Dyke '52
Susan I. Van Gelder '76
Edith Vandell '59
Heavenlee M. Vazquez
Susan Venditto Wallace '79
Mark A. Ventrone Esq. '79
Brooke Vergari '16 and Michael Vergari
Donna Vogler and James Vogler
Hope Von Stengel
Darren Wall '91 and Laura Wall '91
Cynthia J. Wallace '78
Judith Walsh '73, '91, '92
Stephen M. Walsh '79
Christine Warnquist '71
Kermit H. Weaver '71
Janel Weber
Diane Webster '72
Susie Wells '73
Mary Anne Welsh '79
Benjamin Wendrow '08 and Karyn Wendrow '09
Mary Westermann '74
Betsy L. Westman '85
David Whipple '66 '70 and Ellen Whipple '72, '76
Elizabeth White '13
Linda White '69
Thomas White '72
Crystal Williams '77
Michael E. Williams CPA '88
Sandra B. Williamson '73
Jamal Wiltshire '18
Sandra Winborne '73
James Winters '75
Kristina S. Wood '98
Maureen E. Wood '71
James D. Woodard '92
Kimberly G. Wooden '86, '93
Bryce A. Wooden
Amy Wright
Elizabeth A. Wright '75
Bruce Wynn
Mary Yarusso '66
Dalton F. R. Yerton
Alma Young
Christian Young
Taylor Zelka '15
James Zians
Alan E. Zimmerman '95
Kristine Zingaro
Jennifer Zinsley '92 and Sean Zinsley '92
Bart F. Zitnitsky '78
Karen Zofchak '73
Patricia Zurowski '74

 

Special Thanks to our Challenge Donors:

 

Roz Hewsenian

Roz Hewsenian '75

Since completing her degree in elementary education, Roz has taken the financial world by storm as an industry leader in the investment field. Roz is a Chief Investment Officer who manages a multi-billion dollar portfolio for the Helmsley Trust, which is a catalyst for healthcare and other initiatives within the United States and around the world.


Roz is an Alumni of Distinction honoree and a 2017 SUNY Honorary Doctorate candidate. She has established three scholarships in honor of her grandparents and her parents. Roz has given back generously to help students who need financial assistance, just as she needed help while she was a student. Roz believes in working hard to achieve your dreams and to pursue all opportunities; as such, she has agreed to be a challenge donor to inspire others to help the next generation reach greatness.

 

Dorothy Lawson

Dorothy Lawson '57

Dottie, originally from Brooklyn, credits her parents for her SUNY Oneonta education and her fulfilling teaching career. Their sacrifices and dedication made it possible for Dottie to attend SUNY Oneonta and become a kindergarten teacher at Valleyview Elementary School in Oneonta, where Dottie taught for 37 years. Knowing the pressures that financial need can have on students, it was important to Dottie to help students like herself afford a SUNY Oneonta education. Because of this, Dottie established her endowed scholarship in 2010 for students with financial need.

Dottie believes strongly in SUNY Oneonta and the education that students receive here. She made her Challenge Gift for the Day of Giving to inspire other SUNY Oneonta alumni to support their alma mater and assist today’s students.


 

 

Mike Brophy

Mike Brophy '73

From an early age, Mike Brophy ’73 knew he wanted to become a lawyer. Reflecting on an accomplished career, Mike attributes much of his law school and career preparedness to the four-years spent earning a Political Science degree at Oneonta. “My professors taught me a mental discipline and motivated me to participate in extracurricular activities that provided a truly remarkable and well-rounded college experience”, said Mike. Currently, Mike has an active litigation practice with Goldberg Segalla LLP, serving a broad range of clients in professional liability, products liability and general litigation matters. When asked about giving back to his undergraduate alma mater, he shared, “I recognize the demonstrable need for financial support among the college's student body. That is why I am motivated to give back to the college and the community that did so much for me at the same time in my life. My years at SUNY Oneonta were four of the happiest and most fulfilling of my life.” Mike summarizes his years at Oneonta with the motto from the State University of New York seal: Let each become all that they are capable of.

 

Marylin Searby

Marylin Ripperger Searby ’51

Marylin Ripperger Searby graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 1951 with a degree in Education. Following graduation, Marylin had a very fulfilling 34-year career in education on Long Island, with 12 years in the classroom and the rest in education administration. She married Arthur Searby, and they enjoyed their very active lifestyle including world travel until his passing in 2014. Marylin currently resides in Wilmington, NC.

Marylin is very grateful for her Oneonta degree and what it has meant to her, and encourages other alumni to give back. “I feel I received a very fine education and it helped me tremendously in my career. Think about how you have benefitted from your Oneonta education, and make a gift to help assist today’s students.”

 

 

 

David Frick Headshot

David Frick '77

David Frick ’77 enrolled at SUNY Oneonta intending to study political science but switched to Economics when he realized that world events were driven as much by business as by politics. His education changed his life. David moved to the Boston area in 1978 and held positions at NCR, Diebold, Applied Communications and the Amherst Group before being a co-founder and President in 1993 of Transaction Resources, Inc. providing payment processing services to merchants including resort, restaurant, retail, lodging, and e-commerce companies.

Before COVID-19, David and his wife, Nancy, made several trips to Haiti to build homes for the homeless and continue to contribute their time and resources to their community and numerous nonprofit organizations. David and Nancy reside in Amesbury, MA and have three children.

“The world today faces many challenges and needs upcoming stars. We believe those future leaders come from all walks of life and we want to help those people attain a college education to achieve their dreams and solve the problems we face. We are sure you too want to help in securing a better future for all of us.”

 

 

Capek Family

The Capek Family

Frank ’82, Tom ’85, George ’86, and Rebecca ’11 Capek can’t think of anything more important than giving back to the future generations of students. “The impact that you can make on one person and helping them see their dreams and goals come true is amazing to be a part of”, said Rebecca. A legacy family, the Capek’s have each found success in their own, unique careers. One thing that holds true for all four is the personal and professional successes they attribute to their Oneonta educations. “We learned how to learn, we learned how to solve problems, we learned how important it is to work on a team, and we learned from each other,” said Tom.

Through their family foundation, the Capek’s have endowed the Capek Family Scholarship for STEAM Students. Today, they have generously offered a $10,000 challenge gift with hopes that fellow Red Dragons will join them in supporting Oneonta students.