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SUNY Plattsburgh Profiles in Giving

Alumni Couple Honor Mother, Sister

The WescottsThe generosity of Dr. Andrea “Jodi” Westcott ’70 and her husband, John Westcott ’70, of Westminster, Colo., who met while classmates, will provide local students with an opportunity to attend SUNY Plattsburgh for years to come. Read more.

In the Spirit of the Gift

Photo of Kaylee Alvarado“Grow through what you go through,” said SUNY Plattsburgh senior Kaylee Alvarado about her life up until this point. Born in the Dominican Republic, Alvarado is a first-generation college student who had a rough start when she began school in the United States as a kindergartener on the lower East Side in downtown Manhattan.. Read more.

$50K Matching Gift Challenge Announced for James Augustus Wilson Endowment

Photo of Mante and RileyTwo SUNY Plattsburgh alumni, who have asked to remain anonymous, have pledged to match dollar for dollar the next $50,000 gifted to the James Augustus Wilson Endowment, an effort that could add $100,000 in additional support for the new scholarship geared to assist African-American student leaders. Read more.

Beloved Teacher to be Honored with Charitable Gift Annuity

Photo of Norman McGrattanNorman McGrattan ’52 had the late Marguerite Caldwell to thank for many things in his life, not the least of which was actually saving his life. Read more.

North Country Scholarships Aim at Keeping Local Students Local

Photo of Danielle JohnsonFor Danielle Johnson, economic development assistant with the North Country Chamber of Commerce, the program hit its target. The 2013 public relations graduate from Malone, N.Y., said she didn’t even realize she wanted to stay in the region until she was established at SUNY Plattsburgh. Read more.

Grace-Allen Scholarship Helps Others Achieve Their Goals

Photo of Jonathan and Grace AllenAs a final act of generosity to college-age young people in and around Plattsburgh, Grace Howard-Allen, who died in June 2014 at the age of 100, left the remaining $500,000 from an IRA to the Plattsburgh College Foundation Allen-Howard Scholarship. Read more.

Presidential Scholar Matthew Rine '19 Is Grateful for Opportunity

Photo of Matthew RineFor freshman Matthew Rine of Peru, who began his college career this fall as one of only five presidential scholars at SUNY Plattsburgh, the possibilities of who and what he will do with his life are an embarrassment of riches — so many choices for so many interests. It’s hard for him to narrow it down. Read more.

Public Relations Students Bring New Awareness Campaign to Peers

Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh studentsPlattsburgh students had power. By checking boxes on slips of paper called Burghy Bucks, they gave one campus program $5,000. Read more.

The Many Virtues of Planning Ahead

Photo of Larry Soroka and Cerise ObermanThe program’s founder, Laurence Soroka, and his wife, Cerise Oberman, recently made their own plan: to provide deserving EXP students financial support by establishing the Expeditionary Studies Endowment Award. Read more.

A Life Filled With Gumption and Determination

Photo of Jonathan and Grace AllenAs a final act of generosity to college-age young people in and around Plattsburgh, Grace Howard-Allen, who died in June 2014 at the age of 100, left the remaining $500,000 from an IRA to the Plattsburgh College Foundation to manage and distribute the Allen-Howard Scholarship. Read more.

The Mohamed Gaber Excellence in Mentoring Endowment

Photo of Mohamed GaberThe Mohamed Gaber Excellence in Mentoring Endowment is named in honor of Dr. Mohamed Gaber for his excellence in creating mentoring opportunities for SUNY Plattsburgh students. Read more.

Alumna, Former Librarian Bequeaths Nearly Half a Million to SUNY Plattsburgh

Photo of Phyllis Wells '57SUNY Plattsburgh has received one of the largest gifts from an alumna in the history of the college. The donation of $470,000 comes from the estate of alumna and former librarian Phyllis Wells. Read more.

Longtime Director Mowry Urges Honors Alumni to Give Back

Photo of Doc Mowry and studentAs a distinguished teaching professor and director of SUNY Plattsburgh’s honors program, Dr. David Mowry has mentored a generation of students. Read more.

Alumni’s Gift Benefits SUNY Plattsburgh Student from Same Hometown

Photo of Anna RagozaPaula and Michael Freed Scholarship benefits Granville Central Junior/Senior High School graduates who attend SUNY Plattsburgh. Read more.

Chartwells Commits to $125,000 in Scholarship Support

Chartwells, SUNY Plattsburgh's food-service provider, is helping nourish not only students' bodies, but their minds as well. Read more.

 

Contact Information

For more information about giving to SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Anne Whitmore Hansen
Executive Director, Plattsburgh College Foundation
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Office: Hawkins Hall 109
Phone: (518) 564-2090
Email: anne.hansen@plattsburgh.edu