Helping the Dream of an Oswego Education Take Root

Kay Benedict Sgarlata ’65

For Kay Benedict Sgarlata ’65, Oswego planted in her a seed that dropped from the pedagogical tree of its founder, Dr. Edward Austin Sheldon. Now, she and her husband, Anthony, have established a scholarship that she hopes will do the same for future generations of Oswego students. A former elementary teacher, Kay Sgarlata says she

Former Campus Leader Establishes Scholarship

Barnhart Family Photo

Timothy Barnhart ’02 says he always believed in the power of student involvement and in giving back. A loyal Oswego volunteer, he is a seven-year member of the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors, a former member of the GOLD Leadership Council, active in the Alumni-In-Residence program and the Alumni Sharing Knowledge program and a

Kevin Bryans ’89 Endows New Scholarship

Kevin Bryans ’89 Endows New Scholarship

Since graduating, Kevin Bryans ’89 has given a gift to his alma mater every year. As a newly minted alumnus, he committed his unwavering support with an initial gift of $25 to The Fund for Oswego, hoping to increase his gift as he progressed through his career. He has now become a generous leadership donor.

LECET Gift Helps Oswego

LECET Gift Helps Oswego

For 16 years, the New York State Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) has consistently supported SUNY Oswego’s Presidential Scholars Program. Bill Shannon, business manager for the Upstate New York Laborers’ District and LECET representative, presented a check for $25,000 to President Deborah F. Stanley in the autumn. The funds help Oswego attract the nation’s

Giving the Gift of Education

Florence Williams Kelly ’31

Ed Kelly says he has long wanted to generate a legacy for his mother, Florence Williams Kelly ’31, an alumna who loved teaching and recognized the opportunities it brought to teachers and to students. Kelly’s gift to establish the Florence Ellen Williams Kelly ’31 Scholarship commemorates the contributions she made through her life’s work. While

Benita Zahn Makes $15,000 Gift In Support of Students’ Dreams

Benita Zahn '76

Benita Zahn ’76, an anchor for WNYT-TV in Albany, N.Y., and an avid supporter of SUNY Oswego, says she always knew she wanted to give back to her alma mater. After her father died, Zahn put part of the money she inherited toward her master’s degree. The rest she donated to SUNY Oswego. “For me,

First 24-Hour Challenge Raises More Than $100k

The Fund for Oswego

On 11-12-13, 605 alumni and friends participated in SUNY Oswego’s first-ever 24-Hour Challenge, and contributed $101,823.79 to The Fund for Oswego, exceeding three goals announced throughout the day. Loyal alumni Jim Kaden ’78 and former Oswego Alumni Association board member Debbie Adams-Kaden ’78 donated $11,121.30 to The Fund for Oswego before noon, when 100 donors—the

$7.5 Million Marano Bequest Plants Seeds of Learning for Student Scholars

$7.5 Million Marano Bequest Plants  Seeds of Learning for Student Scholars

The late Lorraine and Nick Marano may have never imagined that their farming endeavors would grow a legacy of learning for future generations of SUNY Oswego students. When Lorraine E. Marano designated $7.5 million from her estate to benefit SUNY Oswego, she did just that. The bequest—the largest single gift in the college’s 153-year history—establishes

2012-13 Honor Roll of Appreciation

Honor Roll of Appreciation 12-13

We don’t know if he will become a researcher, a professor, an international diplomat or a social economist. But we do know this: The sky’s the limit for SUNY Oswego students like Eyub Yegen ’15, thanks to our 6,521 donors, in 2012-13. Check out the 2012-13 Honor Roll of Appreciation.

Gift Targets ‘All Students, Programs’

Mark Tryniski ’85

Mark Tryniski ’85 recently made a gift of $50,000 to Oswego to fund unrestricted support. This designation is crucial to Oswego’s success because all students and programs potentially benefit from the gift. “I chose unrestricted support because of the confidence I have in President Stanley and her team to make sound judgments around how to utilize funding