Oswego’s Endowment: The Art and Science of Success

Oswego's Endowment

On one hand, the story of SUNY Oswego’s endowment is one of numbers—how the gifts made from generous donors to the Oswego College Foundation have been wisely managed to support the institution. On the other hand, it is a story of people—how alumni, faculty and friends give generously; how the Foundation Board members, stewards of

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

Lou Borrelli ’77 Makes $25,000 Gift to Student Media Excellence Fund

Lou Borrelli ’77 Makes $25,000 Gift to Student Media Excellence Fund

Lou Borrelli ’77 is a cable television pioneer, media executive and steadfast supporter of SUNY Oswego. He continued his support this year with a gift of $25,000 to the Student Media Excellence Fund. Giving to student organizations is important to Oswego, as it provides funding that cannot always be provided by the Student Association. “I

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

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