Inspiring Horizons: The Campaign for
Oswego began in 2002, more than 50 people have chosen to carry on the work
of founder Edward Austin Sheldon, by joining the ranks of the Sheldon Legacy
Society. Their bequests, annuities and other planned gifts have helped the
campaign toward its $23 million dollar goal. The campaign ends June 30.
"Donors at every level have made our success possible, and
they will put us over the top. You need not be wealthy to make a real
difference in the lives of Oswego's
students. Remembering Oswego in your will or
setting up a charitable gift annuity will allow you to provide for your family
now and help Oswego
in the future," college President Deborah F. Stanley said.
"When you leave Oswego in your will,
you've considered us family," said Kerry
Casey Dorsey '81, vice president for development and alumni relations.
"We are humbled and honored. There could be no greater validation of your Oswego experience."
Dorsey called planned
gifts a "significant foundation" for the campaign. From the early
campaign bequests of $2.2 million from Charles
L. Wiley '22 and $1.3 million from Professor Emeritus Girgis Ghobrial to recent
bequests from alumnus Ross Vedder '35 of
$88,000 and from Professor Emeritus of History Robert Carter of $50,000, the
campaign has been strengthened and supported by legacies to Oswego.
"You do not have to be a
millionaire to support the college through a bequest, as I did, or through a
charitable remainder trust or other planned gift," said M. Catherine Richardson '63, chair of
the Oswego College Foundation Board of Directors. "You do not have to
state the exact amount of the gift in your will; you can simply bequest a
percentage of whatever is left!
"Whatever the bequest, you
will benefit future generations of Oswego
For more information about
making a planned gift to Oswego, contact Mark R.
Slayton at 315-312-3003 or e-mail email@example.com
or visit Oswego's
Web site for planned
- Michele Reed
Upper photo: Charles L. Wiley '22 left a $2.2
million bequest to SUNY Oswego.
photo: Professor Emeritus Girgis Ghobrial left a $1.3 million bequest.
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