Giving Back Means Helping Others Pay It Forward
Jul06

Giving Back Means Helping Others Pay It Forward

Ellen Leverich ’90 returned to her alma mater to increase individual and private support for Geneseo. See how philanthropy impacts Geneseo in this graphic.  By Carol Marcy As an alum leading philanthropic efforts for the College, Ellen Leverich ’90, vice president for college advancement and executive director of the Geneseo Foundation, knows what makes Geneseo — Geneseo.  “Geneseo is a place that nurtures community and connections...

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Philanthropic Impact: By the Numbers 2020-2021
Jul06

Philanthropic Impact: By the Numbers 2020-2021

Read about our philanthropic strategy and mission in a Q and A with Ellen Leverich ’90, the College’s vice president for advancement.  REVISED infographic_8.5x17_outlines

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Epiphany: Caretakers for Future Generations
Jul06

Epiphany: Caretakers for Future Generations

Protecting wildlands and volunteering on behalf of Geneseo highlights the true value of strengthening what each of us holds most dear.  By Jessica L. Blair ’00 I live on the ancestral lands of the Lakota people, near Bdote, where the Mississippi River converges with the Minnesota River, in the city of Minneapolis. Before being forced to cede their home to European settlers in treaty after treaty, Indigenous people stewarded the lands...

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Stellar Returns
Jul06

Stellar Returns

Dedicated alumni and donors — and a keen eye for investments — yield positive results for business students. By Carol Marcy Ryan Austin ’22 is president of Geneseo’s Student Management Investment Fund (SMIF), whose members invest money in the stock market. Between September 2020 and May 2021, they pulled a 19.01 percent return on investments — bringing in approximately $72,000.  Solid investment decisions like those have brought the...

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Looking Ahead
Nov16

Looking Ahead

Alumni and faculty are leaving legacies for future generations of students through charitable estate planning. By Carol Marcy Geneseo donors like Kate DeForest ’93 and Scott Ray, associate professor emeritus of theatre and dance, have designated Geneseo as a beneficiary in their estate planning so they can support future generations of college students. Their leadership gifts will benefit students like Josh DeBell ’21, who received...

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