Meet Our Donors

Donor Stories

Both our donors and the beneficiaries of their generosity have stories to share. Read their stories below:

J. Kimball “Kim” Gannon ’24

 

J. Kimball “Kim” Gannon ’24

I'll Be Home for Christmas remains one of the most beloved Christmas songs of all times, and it gives more to St. Lawrence University than just a special holiday feeling.

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G. Atwood and Alice Manley

G. Atwood Manley was born 125 years ago, on October 31, 1893. Lennie Dougherty McKinnon '58 received the 2018 G. Atwood Manley Society Achievement Award. At the award ceremony during Reunion, she presented the following details of G. Atwood Manley’s achievements

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Dave Halstead ’91

 

Dave Halstead ’91

St. Lawrence is a special place that helped shape us into the adults we have become, taught us the value of our education and showed us how we can contribute to the global world in which we live.

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Todd Haskell ’90

 

Todd Haskell ’90

Todd Haskell ’90 has consistently supported St. Lawrence University each year as an annual fund donor and a volunteer.  As a student, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma, president of Thelmo, and a Dana Scholar. 

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Christine Koski ’79

 

Christine Koski ’79

You can never fully pay back the people who helped you, but you can pay it forward. I have established a bequest for St. Lawrence because I believe it is important to help the next generation of college students succeed. 

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David W. ’78 and Barbara Williams Wiederecht ’77, P’15

 

David ’78 and Barbara Williams Wiederecht ’77, P’15

Since graduating from St. Lawrence University, Dave ’77 and Barb Wiederecht ’78, P’15 have consistently supported the University in many ways.

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Frank P. Piskor

 

Frank P. Piskor, University President ’69-’81

St. Lawrence honors scholar, educator, administrator, bibliophile, humanitarian and philanthropist the late President Emeritus Frank P. Piskor.

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Steve Hill ’72

 

Steve Hill '72

While at St. Lawrence, Steve Hill ’72 (pictured here with his wife Ramona) was a history major, a Nordic combined skier, and active with ROTC. 

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Pete Ticconi

 

Pete Ticconi '69

Pete Ticconi ’69 did not have an inkling of the influence that St. Lawrence University was to have upon his life, and certainly he had no idea that he would one day work at his alma mater.

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Susan Underwood ’68, P’03

For Susan, their unrestricted bequest builds on her history of support for the University. The gift will also be included in the total for Susan’s class of 1968, celebrating their 50th Reunion this June.

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Rick Beyer ’66

 

Rick Beyer ’66

Rick Beyer ’66 is the recipient of the 2016 G. Atwood Manley Society Award. Passionate about education his entire life, Rick has been both a teacher and a principal with a career spanning 34 years.

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Robert Lyle ’58

 

Robert Lyle ’58

Robert V. Lyle graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and has remained close to the University ever since.

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Marcia Thompson Dawson ’48

 

Marcia Thompson Dawson ’48

Marcia Dawson ’48 was incredibly involved during her time at St. Lawrence. Marcia was an English major and an active member in both the Greek and athletic life.

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Dorothy McKinney Malin ’40

 

Dorothy McKinney Malin ’40

Dorothy McKinney Malin ’40 was known by her friends as an energetic person with a generous spirit. Her love for St. Lawrence and passion for helping others were both illustrated when she passed away in 2010.

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Doris M. Offermann ’34

 

Doris M. Offermann ’34

Doris M. Offermann graduated from St. Lawrence University with a degree in economics in 1934. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, the women’s debate club, the Glee Club and active in athletics including basketball, field hockey, baseball and badminton. 

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Edith M. Costello ’27

 

Edith M. Costello ’27

Edith M. Costello was the proud daughter of two Laurentian graduates. Although she never attended St. Lawrence, she left a bequest of nearly one million dollars.

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