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President's Second Century Circle




Dear Alumni and Friends,

As we begin our second century at SUNY Cobleskill, our mission is more important than ever. We are preparing for the next generation of big questions: how to feed the world, how to preserve the earth, and how to create a sustainable future.

The dynamic education, acquisition of professional skills, and building of engaged citizenship that our students benefit from today will ripple outward tomorrow. Whether it is in agriculture, clean energy, business, or the humanities, the scope and reach of our thinking is global.

Our community of alumni and friends is global, too. SUNY Cobleskill has launched countless stories of success— and countless reasons to give back. Whether it is to enhance a specific program or build cutting-edge facilities, your donation helps our students learn and lead in a rapidly changing world. 

Your story is an indelible part of our story, and your generosity is integral to our students’ success. By joining the President’s Second Century Circle, your annual gift will carry SUNY Cobleskill’s momentum into the next century. Donate now. Future generations will thank you.

Marion A. Terenzio, PhD






Why I Give

Jamie Jonker, '92

Dairy Production and Management, AAS

“Both academic and extra-curricular student activities at SUNY Cobleskill were an important foundation for my future academic and career achievements. Therefore I find it important to support both academic and extra-curricular student activities for future SUNY Cobleskill students.”



Why I Give

Derwin Bennett

Director of Educational Support Services, SUNY Cobleskill

“I established the Derwin and Annie Bennett Scholarship Endowment to honor my mom, her many acts of giving and most importantly, to provide some assistance to deserving students in pursuit of achieving their educational dreams. Giving changes lives for the better and perhaps inspires others to give.”




Why it Matters

Danielle Heller, '16

Biotechnology, BS

“Thanks to the generosity of the SUNY Cobleskill community, I was able to finish my bachelor’s degree without financial worry.”



Why We Give

Marion A. Terenzio, PhD &
Patricia A. O'Connor, PhD

President, SUNY Cobleskill & 
SUNY Associate

“We give to support our future stewards of sustainability at SUNY Cobleskill today so that they may give to the world tomorrow. Will you join us?”





Why We Give

Gary and Susan Rightmyer

Friends and Alumna of SUNY Cobleskill

“With a family history of community emergency service, we are pleased to support the paramedic program at SUNY Cobleskill and proud of those who wish to serve their community as emergency workers.”



Why I Give

Mike Reilly, '87

Animal Husbandry Dairy, AAS

“By giving back to SUNY Cobleskill, it is my hope that students from every financial background can have access to the same educational experience that I did.”






By joining The President’s Second Century Circle, you’re helping the students of SUNY Cobleskill thrive today as they challenge themselves and tomorrow as they challenge the world. Every contribution, like every student, makes a difference.


For more information, please contact
the Office of College Advancement
advancement@cobleskill.edu | 518.255.5524





Frisbie Society
$5,000 and up 

1916 Society
$2,500 to $4,999 

Old Quad Society
$1,000 to $2,499 

Van Wagenen Society
$500 to $999 

Rolling Hills Society
$250 to $499

$249 and below


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