Browsing: Giving Back

At SBU, I was able to pursue my passions both inside and outside of the classroom (Psychology, Media, and Higher Education). That red hot magic was a true team effort. I am so grateful for the warm, inclusive, and welcoming community that thrives on campus and extends far beyond Long Island. Stony Brook believed in me when nobody else did. Our community gave me the support, skills, and confidence to accomplish my dream of reviving the student-run video production club: SBU-TV. Furthermore, these experiences at Stony Brook are what eventually led to my current position in Higher Education and…

Stony Brook staff member Paul Siegel was raised in a bookish family, with many ties to the university.  His father Ron Siegel was an inveterate reader with a private library that encompassed subjects from medieval history, technology, poetry, American, military, and world history, and the natural and physical sciences. He was especially proud of his collection of atlases and a full set of the Oxford English Dictionary. Ron Siegel came to work at Stony Brook early in 1966 and during his tenure he served in a number of roles. He was assistant to the executive vice president, director of Facilities…

James A. Vosswinkel, MD, Invested as First  “Lillian and Leonard Schneider Endowed Professor in Trauma Surgery”  at Stony Brook University Ceremony Stony Brook surgeon and trauma medicine physician James A. Vosswinkel, MD, was named the Lillian and Leonard Schneider Endowed Professor in Trauma Surgery at an investiture ceremony on September 7, 2017. The new endowed professorship position was created by Mrs. Lillian Schneider in memory of her late husband Leonard Schneider and in grateful recognition of the care she received from Vosswinkel. In 2016, Schneider was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital’s emergency department after a serious automobile accident in Montauk.…

As a recent graduate of Stony Brook, I often think about the amazing times I had on campus, the lifelong friends I made and the opportunities I had. Much of the success I have had after graduation has been a direct result of these experiences. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to go to college because it is the most effective way to broaden your horizons. I want my gift to help students from all over the world come to Stony Brook University to get their education. One of the strengths that Stony Brook had was the…

Stony Brook, New York — Since its establishment in 1987, the Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation, located in Hampton Bays, New York, has upheld its primary mission to invest in studies of New York State history. With an emphasis on Suffolk County, the Foundation has amassed an extraordinary record of support for Long Island’s historical, educational and cultural institutions. Recently, The Foundation gave $120,000 to Stony Brook University’s Department of History to establish five undergraduate scholarships and a graduate student fellowship. “The Stony Brook University Department of History offers rigorous and lively interactions between their faculty and their students. The…

Research ideas like immunotherapy for early stage breast cancer treatment and novel PET tracer development for breast cancer imaging are driving a groundbreaking idea at the Stony Brook Cancer Center: Prevention is the cure. Each of these innovative studies use a Stony Brook-developed MRI technique to examine breast tissue and determine quickly and safely if a novel therapy may be effective at preventing breast cancer development. The use of such sensitive MRI equipment allows researchers and doctors to test pioneering interventions quickly so they can offer them to patients as a standard of care moving forward. Such innovation, however, wouldn’t…

A.J. Nagaraj has been named assistant vice president for Campaign Operations and Fundraising Strategy at Stony Brook University. At Stony Brook, Nagaraj will enhance strategic fundraising initiatives that support all aspects of the $600 million comprehensive Campaign for Stony Brook, the largest fundraising effort in SUNY history. To date, more than $553.5 million has been raised from over 43,300 donors. “We’re excited to add A.J. to the advancement team and look forward to the expertise and leadership he’ll bring into this new position,” said Dexter A. Bailey Jr, senior vice president of University Advancement, “His knowledge of best practices and…

With blue skies overhead and green fairways before them, 132 alumni and friends of Stony Brook University took to the Huntington Country Club greens on June 26, 2017 to raise money for student scholarships. And they didn’t disappoint. In fact, they’re calling it a hole-in-one. For the fifth consecutive year, the Stony Brook Alumni Association’s Scholarship Golf Classic topped its previous years’ total. The event raised $127,000. Since its inception, the annual golf outing has funded $440,000 in student scholarships. During the past school year, 11 Alumni Association student awards, 13 Alumni Association Dean’s Choice Awards, and two four-year half-tuition…

I am amazed how far Stony Brook has progressed since my graduation in ’83. As a long-time Long Island resident, we should all come to recognize that Stony Brook is now a critical asset for the Long Island region and economy. I am encouraged to see Stony Brook developing a meaningful endowment fund and alumni program in support of attracting top talent, growing out its infrastructure and raising its academic standing among US universities. As a CEAS grad, I do ask that gifts be directed there purely out of sentimental reasons, although I did ask that a recent contribution be…

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