Statement from SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher on $1 Million Gift to SUNY Cobleskill

September 23, 2014

Albany – “Congratulations to SUNY Cobleskill on its most recent philanthropic achievement, a $1 million gift from the Schopinsky Family Foundation to support student scholarships.

“Private investment in our campuses is vital as SUNY seeks to increase access, completion, and success for all students while maintaining affordability in today’s economy.

“Thank you to Richard and Gerald Schopinsky for their continued generosity and support of SUNY."

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