Browsing: Giving Back

The “It’s About Us” faculty and staff campaign is winding down for this fiscal year and to date over 1,300 employees have pledged their financial support. Critical to the campaign’s success is employees’ year-after-year giving that, collectively, allow the University to plan ahead to make an even more significant impact on our students, patients, and veterans home residents. Over the years, faculty and staff members have been very supportive of the “It’s About Us,” campaign. This year, one of our faculty members really stands out: Frances Brisbane, the Dean of the School of Social Welfare. In addition to her decades-long…

The official slogan of the Friends of Staller Center donor program, is “The Friends Make it Happen,” but it could as easily be, “Bobbie Wien Made it Happen.” Back in 1980, Bobbie attended one of the Center’s first events and immediately recognized that the all-new performing arts venue would require substantial private support to realize its potential. So Bobbie, being Bobbie, wrote to the Center’s director and volunteered to start a “Friends” program. Bobbie’s first “Friends” direct mail appeal yielded $18,000 and since then its fundraising efforts – including an annual benefit gala (this year’s gala is March 6) -…

June 28, 2012–The 2012 Stony Brook Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Classic, an annual event, raised more than $40,000 to support student scholarships and awards at the University. Nearly 100 Stony Brook alumni and friends attended the outing at the Willow Creek Golf Club in Mount Sinai, NY on June 18. Since its inception, the Scholarship Golf Classic has raised over $220,000. “The Alumni Association is proud to provide over $30,000 in student scholarships and awards each year that enrich the lives of our exceptional students,” said Dr. Sherry Sussman ’91,’95, President of the Alumni Association. “Money raised at the Scholarship…

Actor-writer-director and four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation were honored for their contributions to the legacy of pioneering modern artist, Jackson Pollock, at the 13th annual “Stars of Stony Brook Gala” on April 25 at New York’s Chelsea Piers. The benefit raised $3.657 million for student scholarship and the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center Endowment Campaign. In addition, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s $1 million matching gift challenge has been met through the Gala and assures the House and Study Center’s future as a monument to two of America’s foremost modern artists and one of Stony Brook University’s…

Endowed Scholarship Program Answers Challenge from Simons Foundation Stony Brook University President, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., a nationally prominent expert in infectious diseases, and his wife Dr. Ellen Li, a renowned gastroenterologist and researcher who holds a joint faculty appointment at Stony Brook and at Washington University in St. Louis, announced today that they are making a $125,000 donation to establish the Ellen Li and Samuel L. Stanley Jr. Endowed Scholarship in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. This merit-based scholarship will provide critical financial assistance to young people who have received their undergraduate degree through Stony Brook’s…

The donation will be matched, bringing gift to $500,000 July 8, 2011 – The Stony Brook University Hospital Auxiliary has donated $250,000 to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Presented during the Auxiliary’s annual luncheon, held at Lombardi’s on the Sound in Port Jefferson, the gift will be matched by an anonymous donor and therefore total $500,000. Stony Brook Children’s provides patients with state-of-the-art technology and world-class specialty physicians, nurses and researchers. It serves the needs of the children of Suffolk County as a community hospital for local residents, a tertiary hospital for complex, chronic or congenital conditions, and a safety net…

Professor Godfrey was “touched and thrilled” when he learned that former student Vito Cannavo ’75 endowed a Stony Brook scholarship, in the Professor’s name, for undergrad students studying classical literature or Latin. Vito said he was inspired to create the Aaron W. Godfrey Endowed Scholarship in Classical Literature and Latin to both honor a favorite professor and acknowledge the enduring value and relevance of Latin studies. “Latin teaches discipline and precision,” explained Vito, “which helped me develop a solid foundation for my writing and thoughts –  a critical skill for legal professionals.” Vito’s impressive career trajectory is evidence that he…

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