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Cortland College Foundation
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045 
607-753-2518
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Gradin Avery
Interim Vice President for
Institutional Advancement
gradin.avery@cortland.edu 

Tina Aversano ’96
Manager of Scholarships and Donor Relations
tina.aversano@cortland.edu 

Richard Coyne ’07
Alumni and Advancement Officer
richard.coyne@cortland.edu

Doug DeRancy ’75
Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement Emeritus
doug.derancy@cortland.edu

Jennifer Janes
Director, The Cortland Fund
jennifer.janes@cortland.edu

Jill Mirabito
Major and Planned Giving Officer
jill.mirabito@cortland.edu

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Donor Reflections

Angela Thurlow ’82

Child Care Center Resource Room

“The Child Care Center offers non-traditional students and young faculty an excellent place for their children to learn in a state of-the-art facility with outstanding teachers. I couldn't think of a more appropriate place to gift money than to the future of our children.”

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Dottie Fowler ’52, M.S.Ed. ’74

Old Main Lobby

“What a joy it was to be able to claim a little bit of this oldest and beloved building as my legacy, knowing that deserving students would be assisted by my gift for years to come.”

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Ruth Hart Blanchard ’23

Child Care Center Gross Motor Skills Laboratory

"My mother has been recognized for what she had done for Cortland and her efforts in the Pre-K field since her graduation in 1923."

-Paul Blanchard

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Margaret “Peggy” Curry ’52

Brockway Hall Main Lobby

“I only made one application to college; I knew I wanted to be at Cortland. The faculty were outstanding–all of them. They gave us the skills and tools to teach. I didn’t make much of a salary in the beginning but every paycheck I put something away. That has enabled me to do this naming. I am blessed in so many ways.”

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Mary L. Hobson ’61

Lecture Hall, Sperry Center

"It was an honor for the Hobson family to do this for Mary. Mary loved teaching and she loved going to school. She loved kids, all kids."

–Robert Hobson

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Donors are motivated by a variety of reasons to participate in the naming program. Some wish to honor a loved one. Others pay tribute to a cherished professor or academic program. Still others wish to link their own names to the College that made a difference in their lives. Experience those emotions by reading the firsthand testimony of donors who have supported SUNY Cortland’s Naming Opportunities Program.