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Your gift will help launch what's next
Giving takes many forms at Hartwick, and are all equally important. Your FlightPath unrestricted gift supports the development of our students and our programs, setting our graduates up for success and expanding the Hartwick network.
Presidential Innovation Fund
In honor of the inauguration of Hartwick College’s 11th President, Darren Reisberg, trustees and friends initiated the Presidential Innovation Fund.
This fund will provide resources to drive strategic initiatives for the Hartwick College Community. Building on Hartwick College's areas of distinction, and designed to promote innovation and impact, the Fund allows Hartwick College to be future-focused – to invest in cutting-edge programs, outstanding faculty and curriculum, and overall student success.
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EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF HAWKS
Setting a high bar as Hartwick supporters, Sally Griffiths Herbert ‘88, H’19 and her husband Tim are regular donors to the Hartwick fund, have endowed a fund to help numerous students study abroad over J Term, and have also created opportunities with leadership gifts to athletics facilities, and the establishment of the Griffiths Center for Collaboration and Innovation on campus.
Make a gift for the future.
Hartwick College was established nearly 225 years ago by an estate gift from John Christopher Hartwick. Including Hartwick in your estate plans today is a true reflection of your deep and abiding commitment to student success that will have lasting impact for decades to come.
You can give now and plan to give later
You can give in a multitude of ways, all of which can help make a life-changing difference. From small gifts that you can give right now, to larger planned endowments and blended gifts, every gift can help launch Hartwick graduates.
Meet our giving team
James R. Kellerhouse
Bruce Anderson ’63
Thanks to his generosity, two Hartwick students went abroad for J Term this winter and another is receiving financial assistance for four years of study. He is making a difference, and doing it in the name of his parents.
“My parents didn’t have the opportunity to graduate high school,” says Anderson, whose father died when he was 15 years old. “We didn’t have much money and without financial aid I couldn’t have gone to Hartwick. I got a very good education and now I’m giving back; the two cannot be separated.”
Ginny Elwell ’77
For Ginny, philanthropy and volunteerism operate in concert. “If you’re going to be a good advocate, you have to demonstrate that you’ll invest your time, which is extremely valuable, and your money,” she explains. “The corollary question is, how can you be an effective advocate if you haven’t invested first?”
Her approach to philanthropy is equally straightforward. “Money is only worth what you do with it; it’s not a score card,” she says. “Hartwick is my number one and I like to let it show.” She has – through 38 years of consecutive giving to her alma mater and uninterrupted volunteer service.
Stories of Support
“New challenges keep me engaged, finding the right environment can prepare you well to compete with anyone, in any field. This was true for me at Hartwick and remains so today. Our company is very complex so I have been challenged yet I have also always felt valued.”
David Long ’83, H’14
Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Mutual Group
“At any other school I wouldn’t have made it. Professors took an interest in me. They expected a lot and I worked hard. You get out of anything exactly what you put in it.”
FRANK PERRELLA ’50, P’75, H’93, PM’12
President of Geo Golf Corp.
"My reason for giving is simple. As a parent, I want to help meet the needs of our students and believe if everyone contributes something, together we can make a difference in the lives of our students. Hartwick is not just about the academic experience, it’s about opportunities, experiences, growth and transforming lives, which are all very important to me. I can make a difference to the students we send out into the world."
Suzanne Janitz P’21
Hartwick's Chief Human Resource Officer
"We chose to donate to "pay forward" the generosity that Hartwick offered Nicholas with his scholarship award."
Beth Cretella Schmeizl '88, P'24
"Each year, I donate to ensure the unique features that make Hartwick such a special place are sustained. Your donation to the Hartwick Fund and the FlightPath Fund ensures that every student, every time gets our personalized, future-focused approach to education.”
Michelle A. Brown ’87
President, Hartwick College Alumni Association