Foundation Board

Our Mission

The SUNY Cobleskill College Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation established in 1969 to develop additional resources to enable the college to provide quality educational experiences for its students.

Scholarship funds constitute the largest single use of the assets of the Foundation:
  • Annual Scholarships
  • Honors Scholarships
  • Awards based on financial need and academic merit

  • Also supported by Foundation resources:
  • College-wide major gift fundraising and asset management
  • Emergency student loans
  • Special projects for professional staff development
  • Support for unique academic enrichment programs
  • Enhancement of the community's awareness of the college and its services

  • The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors representing many diverse constituencies. Men and women from all professions, business, industry, civic and social organizations, and college alumni serve without compensation to assist the college in its mission to provide the highest quality of academic service.

    Officers

    President – John Brust
    Vice President – Regina Ryan
    Treasurer – Judith St. Leger ’85, DVM
    Secretary – Michael Reilly ’87

    Faculty Representative

    Paul Gemmiti

    Student Representative

    TBD

    Alumni Association Representative

    Geoffrey Rightmyer ’95
    Emiley Purvis '03

    Members

    Ryan Brooks
    Joanne Darcy Crum '75
    Richard Norton
    Widjiono Yono Purnomo
    Michael Ty '73
    Donna Williams
    Bruce Wright

    Administration

    Shannon Manchester '03 – Finance and Alumni Engagement Coordinator
    Dr. Marion A. Terenzio – College President
    John J. Zacharek – Executive Director, College Foundation and Vice President for Student Development