Charter member of SCMA Advisory Board makes gift of $50,000 to Oswego

Charter member of SCMA Advisory Board makes gift of $50,000 to Oswego

Howard Olinsky ’81, a disability attorney and managing partner of Olinsky Disability, has given a gift of $50,000 to SUNY Oswego. Two-thirds of his gift will go to the School of Com­muni­cation, Media and the Arts Dean’s Fund, and one-third to where the need is greatest. Olinsky serves on the first SCMA Advisory Board, and

New Giving Levels Designated

New Giving Levels Designated

Oswego’s Leadership Giving society, The President’s Circle, has been reconfigured to reflect new giving levels as of July 1, 2013. The revision is in response to changing economic times and inflation. A $500 gift would be the equivalent of $1,070 today to make the same impact it did when these giving levels were established nearly

Company Matches Couple’s Gift for Possibility Scholarships

T. Scott King ’74

T. Scott King ’74 and Deborah Coppola King ’75 of Delray Beach, Florida, are staunch supporters of SUNY Oswego. They recently gave a gift of $25,000 to the Possibility Scholarship program, with another $25,000 matched from Sun Capital Partners Inc., of which Scott King is Senior Managing Director. The Possibility Scholarship program provides tuition assistance

Sheldon Legacy Society Taps Faithful Donor as Chair

Jack James ’62

Planned giving makes it possible for SUNY Oswego alumni and friends to reach beyond the present and touch the future. Jack James ’62 sees it as a means of ensuring that his alma mater remains an effective institution of higher education for many generations to come. James has agreed to chair the Sheldon Legacy Society

PHOTO: Students, Alumni Network in NYC

PHOTO: Students, Alumni Network in NYC

More than 150 Oswego upperclassmen networked with more than 35 alumni professionals at the annual New York City Career Connections event Jan. 10 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. Citigroup’s Marcia Thompson-Young ’81 delivered a keynote speech at the networking event, which followed a series of alumni-hosted day visits around the city. Doreen Mochrie ’85, seated

Cutler Fund Provides Special Opportunities for Public Justice Majors

Cutler Fund Provides Special Opportunities  for Public Justice Majors

Oswego public justice students are exploring career opportunities, attending conferences, and meeting mentors thanks to the generosity of David Cutler ’74, the founder and executive director of the Arapaho Community Treatment Center, a residential community corrections facility in Englewood, Colo. Cutler augmented his Public Justice Excellence Fund with an additional gift of $170,000, bringing the

Love of Oswego Sparks Loyal Giving

Love of Oswego Sparks Loyal Giving

Oswego has been a family tradition for Barbara Brown McCormack ’44, going back to the turn of the last century. That’s why she has been a loyal supporter of The Fund for Oswego for more than 30 years and is a member of the 1861 Society of The President’s Circle. “I feel it’s important to

New Giving Societies Launch July 1

New Giving Societies Launch July 1

NEW PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE GIVING SOCIETIES will go into effect after June 30 of this year. Membership in the entry level of The President’s Circle will increase on July 1 from $250 to $1,000. It is the first time since their establishment in 1984 that giving society levels will increase. “Increasing the minimum donation for participation in The President’s Circle from $250

Okoniewski Gift Adds Up to Hometown Help

Okoniewski Gift Adds Up to Hometown Help

JAMES F. OKONIEWSKI ’72 FEELS strongly about two things – his love for his hometown of Fulton and the Oswego County area, and his belief that mathematics is a key subject for success in life. He decided to act on those convictions by establishing a scholarship for students from Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School, his alma

Photo: Sherman Scholarship Recipient

Photo: Sherman Scholarship Recipient

SHERMAN SCHOLARSHIP RECIP­IENT JENNIFER XU ’13, center, poses with Ken ’54 and Anne MacDonald Sherman ’53. Friends and family established the Sherman Scholarship as a gift for the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary.