Recent gifts, grants, and bequests received by the College include:
Union received a distribution from a trust established by the late Robert Griffeth for Schaffer Library. Mr. Griffeth received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 1934.
An addition was made to the Henry C. Fagal Endowed Scholarship by Fred Fagal '38. Mr. Fagal established this scholarship in 1996 to provide financial assistance to a student or students from the Schenectady and Amsterdam, N.Y., areas.
Kenneth Van de Mark '39 recently established a charitable gift annuity. Mr. Van de Mark received a bachelor of arts degree in 1939 with a major in art history. He and his wife live in Ocala, Florida. Albert K. Hill '46 has established a new endowed fund that will provide a gift of a Union College arm chair for senior leaders in recognition of their work in enhancing student life on campus.
Joseph Hinchey '47 and his wife, Barbara, made a gift to the You are Union campaign to enhance the arts program. Mr. Hinchey, former chairman of the College's board of trustees, established the Joseph and Barbara Hinchey Endowed Scholarship at Union in 1992.
The Joseph I. and Virginia M. Petrucci Memorial Scholarship was recently established by Ralph and Ruth Petrucci. Preference will be given to students who are first generation in their family to attend college and, second, students from Schenectady and/or the Capital Region of New York. Dr. Petrucci received a bachelor of science degree from Union in 1950, majoring in chemistry. He was earned a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin.
David and Elaine Chapnick recently contributed additional funds to the David and Elaine Chapnick Scholarship. Mr. Chapnick, a member of the Class of 1959, is a life trustee of the College.
Rettig Benedict made a gift toward the You are Union campaign's arts and music component. Mr. Benedict received a bachelor of science degree from Union in 1964. He is living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
H. Newell (Chip) Bacon '66 and his spouse, Dalli Bacon, have made a pledge to support the arts and music component of the You are Union campaign. The gift will honor Dalli's mother. Chip and Dalli live and work in New York City.
Trustee Robert DeMichele '66 recently made a gift to establish the Allison Endowed Scholarship honoring Ann and Bruce Allison. Mr. Allison was director of athletics from 1976 to 1977 and men's lacrosse coach from 1957 to 1976. In 1992, Mr. DeMichele established the Joseph T. Maras Endowed Scholarship. Mr. Maras was a former football coach and admissions officer at Union.
Steve and Diane Ciesinski made a recent addition to the Adam F. Ciesinski '41 Scholarship. The Adam Ciesinski Scholarship was established in 1988 by the Ciesinski family. Mr. Ciesinski is a member of the Class of 1970 and chairman of the board of trustees.
The R. Douglas Arnold, Class of 1972, Endowed Scholarship was recently established by Doug Arnold. The Arnold Scholarship will be awarded to a student who meets the financial aid requirements at the College. Mr. Arnold received a bachelor of arts degree from Union with a major in political science. He is a professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University.
A recent pledge to the arts and music component of the You are Union campaign was made by Randy Gilman, Class of 1976. She received a bachelor of science degree from Union with a dual major in arts and psychology, She lives in Livingston, N.J.
A new terms abroad fellowship has been created by James A. Fisher, Class of 1981, and Pamela S. Viglielmo, Class of 1982. Mr. Fisher received a bachelor of arts degree with a major in economics. Ms. Viglielmo earned her B.A. from Union with a political science major. This fellowship will be awarded annually to students who require financial assistance to participate in Union's terms abroad program.
Nancy Deloye Fitzroy has made a pledge to the residential life component of the You are Union campaign to name the Deloye-Fitzroy House on Seward Place. The gift honors the late Roland V. Fitzroy, Jr., Class of 1943, who received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, and his wife, Nancy Deloye Fitzroy, who earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1949.
Lawrence Hollander, former dean of engineering, made an additional gift to the Lawrence J. Hollander Bicentennial Endowed Scholarship. The Hollander Scholarship was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance to engineering students.
Jeff and Sue White, parents of Colleen White '07, have made a gift toward the renovation of the softball field on Alexander Field.
An anonymous gift was made from a Union family to the arts and music component of the You are Union campaign.