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

Seago Legacy Gift Brings Future Into Focus

James and Marilyn Seago

In a career that has spanned 46 years in the Oswego biology department, James Seago, Ph.D., has been recognized twice by the Botanical Society of America. He received an award in 2004 for outstanding contributions to the botanical sciences and another in 2006 for exemplary service to the plant sciences. He is nationally known for

Reunion Inspires Alumnus to Create Musco Family Scholarship

Fred Musco ’73

As a youngster, Fred Musco ’73 always knew he was being guided toward higher education; his parents had made that quite clear. But, as a first-generation college student, he really wasn’t certain how to choose the right college. So, when high school teacher Will Sproat ’62, recognizing Musco’s interest in automotives and other industrial arts, casually mentioned, “Maybe you

Another Landmark Year for Oswego’s Endowment Investments

Another Landmark Year for Oswego’s Endowment Investments

The Oswego College Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors and its Investment Committee announce that for the year ended June 30 its endowment investment return was 14.1 percent, once again leading the industry. The endowment continued its trend of outperformance for a seventh consecutive year, and now nine out of the past ten years. The preliminary

Oswego Telefund: Please answer the call…

Oswego Telefund: Please answer the call...

When we talk, I’ll share with you the many ways your gifts to The Fund for Oswego benefit me and the other 8,000 students studying in more than 60 challenging majors. Your generosity enriches our Oswego experiences and adds to the value of our Oswego degrees. Please answer the call, and allow me to express