Statement from Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher on $10 Million Gift to SUNY

June 11, 2014

“Congratulations to SUNY Broome on receiving the largest philanthropic gift in its history, $10 million to establish the Paul and Mary Calice and Mildred Barton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

“Private investment in our campuses is vital as we seek to increase access to a SUNY education, maintain affordability down for our students, and deliver on our strategic planning vision of serving as an economic driver for our state and each of its communities while improving the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in New York.

“This historic gift from Emil Calice, a Binghamton resident and World War II veteran, is certain keep costs down and support many SUNY Broome students as they pursue their degree.”

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