Philanthropy at Hartwick College. It’s personal.

Hartwick is fortunate to have many generous friends who welcome opportunities to make a difference in the lives of talented and promising young people.

The individual donors highlighted here have been recognized with “Portrait in Philanthropy” articles in The Wick magazine. They are among the many alumni, parents, and friends who choose to advance the work and ambitions of others by making major gifts to Hartwick College. Click on the names below to learn about their motivations and the deep and lasting impact of their philanthropy.

Bruce Anderson ’63
Ginny Elwell ’77
Ed Gristing ’65
Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88
John Johnstone ’54, H’90, PM ’12*
David Long ’83 and Stephanie Isgur Long ’84
Frank Perrella ’50, H’90, P’75
Carol Woodard ’50, H’91, P’85*

Francis Landrey P’06
Stan and Betsy Phelps P’86
Fran and Skip Sykes P’98, H’12
William V. Campbell H’10
Henry Hulbert PM’10*
Brian Wright H’02, PM’11

*now deceased
PM denotes President’s Medal recipient


Hartwick College stands on a broad and deep foundation of philanthropic support. The College started with a generous gift – the bequest of John Christopher Hartwick in the late 1700s – and moved to Oneonta in the 1920s with a series of gifts from townspeople who asked the College come and enrich their community. The years since have brought major investments in student scholarships, the campus infrastructure, academic programs, faculty research and teaching, and athletic and other co-curricular programs.

Philanthropic support for Hartwick College is an investment in the future. Hartwick students benefit and grow and then go on to advance the lives of others. Hartwick graduates serve their communities and the world as educators and musicians, doctors and nurses, business leaders and community leaders, entrepreneurs and environmentalists, researchers and practitioners, artists and analysts, and so much more.

To talk about how you can express your philanthropic interests at Hartwick College, please contact Gregg Fort, vice president for college advancement, at 607-431-4026 or

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