Endowment 101

Oswego Endowment 101

By definition, an endowment is when a donor makes a gift with the understanding that the college will never spend the original gift, just a portion of the investment earnings. The gift exists in perpetuity — that is, forever — and benefits all generations of SUNY Oswego students and the college’s programs. Most often, we

Linda Panarites Sweeting ’75 Makes Giving a Priority

Linda Panarites Sweeting ’75

Focusing on students and their needs as a way of paying tribute to her family perfectly fits Linda Panarites Sweeting’s sensibilities regarding philanthropy. A 1975 graduate, she has been making gifts to SUNY Oswego’s annual fund and volunteering as a reunion gift organizer over the years, but always “hoped to do more.” When she consulted

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

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.

Love Inspires Special Reunion Gift

Love Inspires Special Reunion Gift

THEY MET WHILE WAITING IN LINE AT THE DEAN’S OFFICE IN SHELDON HALL and fell in love at Oswego. Now, decades after that meeting and after 50 years of marriage, Ed ’62 and Janet Albreght Heinrich ’63 have made a special Reunion gift that will endow a scholarship fund for education majors. “I started talking to Janet and cut the line,”

Plaque honors late Alumnus during Baseball Reunion Weekend

Plaque honors late Alumnus during Baseball Reunion Weekend

THE FAMILY OF THE LATE DAVID “AGARN” CRISAFULLI ’81 accepted a plaque made to honor him at the Baseball Reunion Weekend dinner last autumn. It was part of a weekend of events for former Laker players, coaches and fans. Pictured from left are Crisafulli’s sons, Austin and Dan; his sister Colette; mother, Margaret; and brother Dan. The David