Class of '82 makes silver anniversary golden

check donationThe Class of 1982 broke all records for the highest giving by a 25th-reunion class to SUNY Oswego. Under the leadership of Greg Adams and Peter McCarthy, the silver anniversary class surpassed its goal of $100,000, raising more than $108,000.

“The class of 1982 set the bar higher than ever before,” President Deborah F. Stanley said in accepting the donation during the college’s Reunion 2007 activities in June. “These funds will be very important to pushing this institution forward.” 

McCarthy and Adams then challenged the next class to surpass the total raised by the 1982 class.  “We issue a challenge to the Class of 1983. This has to continue,” McCarthy said.

Stanley offered her own challenge to the alumni. “Be connected to Oswego; feel it in your heart and gut,” she said, urging alumni to return to campus to share their expertise with students, offer internships, or volunteer with the college in any way that is meaningful to them.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Silver support—The Class of 1982 set a new record for Reunion giving with $108,000. From left are President Deborah F. Stanley, co-chairs Peter McCarthy ‘82 and Greg Adams ‘82 and Director of Annual Giving Kimberly Waters McGann ‘95.

(Posted: Jul 16, 2007)