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Donor Stories

Over the years, planned gifts have had an immeasurable impact on SUNY Oswego. We are honored to highlight just a few of the many stories of our Sheldon Legacy Society.

  • A "Sweet" Gift
    A retired higher-education administrator, Robert I. Sweet '48 knows that a good education provides a broader perspective of the world for students...
  • Alumna's Gift to Illuminate Lives
    A longtime supporter of Oswego State and Inspiring Horizons: The Campaign for Oswego will leave a lasting impact on the alma mater she loved...
  • Anonymous Donor Funds Global Center
    Oswego's Hart Global Living and Learning Center is the beneficiary of a bequest by a faculty member who has been involved with the program...
  • Double Whammy
    As an Oswego native and both an alumna and employee of SUNY Oswego, Nancy Potter Bellow '78 has been involved in a variety of activities in her hometown...
  • Gileen Widmer French 'Confident in College Leadership'
    More than 40 years after climbing the steps of Sheldon Hall to attend classes, Gileen Widmer French '65 found herself in familiar surroundings on a summer...
  • Legacy of Learning
    When Jack James '62 was growing up, he witnessed firsthand how a college education can make a difference. His grandparents, farmers during the Depression...
  • Levine Wants to Share Oswego "Secret"
    Participating in Oswego Opera Theatre under Dr. Jim "Doc" Soluri, arranging for the chorus to sing at the Jefferson Memorial with Dr. Leon Carapetyan...
  • Love of Oswego Unites Donors
    Donors to SUNY Oswego– especially planned givers–come from all generations and many walks of life. But they have some fundamental things in common...
  • Olson Helps Her "Family"
    When Abigail Weston '09 learned she would receive a scholarship for $2,000 donated by Gloria "Sandi" Olson '51 as part of a trust established by the alumna...
  • Real Estate Magnate Donates to Oswego
    A 1975 alumnus of the college, who parlayed his work ethic and business sense into a successful commercial real estate enterprise in Florida...
  • Remembering 'Doc'
    For four decades, from 1960 to 2000, the late Jim "Doc" Soluri gave much to the SUNY Oswego music department and campus. From leading groups like StateSingers...