Brockport Recognizes Giving with Celebration of Philanthropy
On April 25, 2014, the College welcomed alumni, emeriti, faculty, staff and friends for a Celebration of Philanthropy – a full day and evening of events to celebrate and thank its donors. It included two naming ceremonies, the President’s Donor Recognition Luncheon and an evening of wine and craft beer tasting followed by a raffle and live auction. In all, the Celebration of Philanthropy, including the raffle and auction, generated a total of $31,000.
The first dedication took place in the morning when the Bill C. Steele ’62 Student-Athlete Weight Room was unveiled in the Tuttle Athletic Complex. The luncheon featured Brockport President John R. Halstead honoring several members of the College’s giving community as they were inducted into Brockport’s lifetime giving societies. As part of the luncheon, the annual Volunteer Service Award was presented to Kathy Halstead. In the afternoon, the focus shifted to Drake Memorial Library as the College Archives was officially renamed the Rose Archives as the result of a generous gift by Virginia Campbell ’89/’96.
In the evening, guests had the opportunity to taste a variety of local wine, craft beer and food selections. The Foundation is especially grateful to its sponsors, including Brooklyn Brewery, Fulkerson Winery, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinefera Wine Cellars and Stoneyard Brewing Company. All culinary creations were provided by Garnishes Catering.
The Campaign for Brockport, Pursue Something Greater, continues to be ahead of its goal of raising $25 million by 2016. To date, the campaign total is $20.1 million. That includes more than $2.6 million in gifts from members of the Foundation Board of Directors, which surpasses the overall goal of $2.5 million at the outset of the campaign.
2014 President's Donor Recognition Luncheon (by Huthphoto)
Celebration of Philanthropy Vine to Table (by Huthphoto)