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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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Sharing the American Dream

international student

They came to the United States seeking opportunity. Whether escaping from Nazi-occupied Greece, the Hungarian Revolution, the Fall of Saigon or the poverty of the Caribbean islands, these hard-working immigrants kept their belief in the American dream and a better life for their families.

Those noble hopes inspire John Fantauzzi ’58. A first generation Italian-American, he coupled a strong work ethic imparted by his parents with his solid Cortland education to transform a generation of students as a gifted teacher. His unparalleled generosity created the Fantauzzi Scholarship Program on campus.

Today, more than 20 Cortland students  — the direct offspring of immigrants — are Fantauzzi scholars. They share a passion for higher education and a heartfelt gratitude for the chance to pursue it, a prospect not available to their parents or grandparents. In America, dreams do come true.

Learn how you can help make them happen through The Cortland Fund.