Reach New Heights Campaign


Reach New Heights: The Campaign for SUNY Adirondack

“Supporting SUNY Adirondack is an investment in the region’s economic vitality.  The Workforce Readiness Center (WORC) will be a primary resource for business start-ups and scale-ups to create and retain jobs in our region.” -- Edward Bartholomew, President & CEO, Warren County Economic Development Corporation

“I share a personal excitement for new opportunities at SUNY Adirondack.  As the primary provider of Registered Nurses at Glens Falls Hospital, SUNY Adirondack’s NSTEM initiatives will offer new options to create on-going learning environments with state-of-the-art simulation labs, high-quality instruction, and continuous improvements and experiences.”  -- Dianne Shugrue, President/CEO, Glens Falls Hospital


An investment for our bright future

We are proud to announce the successful completion of Reach New Heights, The Campaign for SUNY Adirondack and celebrate the generous gifts from alumni, faculty, staff, business and community leaders.

Together we raised $2,504,207.13 to support three critical priorities for SUNY Adirondack:

  1. Support NSTEM education by equipping exceptional science and healthcare training facilities;
  2. Advance our region’s economic prosperity by improving student success and increasing the number of college graduates in our region;
  3. Attract and retain local employers, support entrepreneurs, and prepare a workforce that supports the economy.  

The Reach New Heights Campaign was the College’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising effort established after SUNY Adirondack received over $31 million dollars in grants and support from New York State, Warren and Washington counties to build and renovate our science facilities, build a regional Workforce Readiness Center (WORC), and offer additional support services for students.  

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 8, 2017, we opened the first of three new and remodeled spaces in Adirondack Hall. The new science addition includes nine labs and prep rooms, a microbiology research room, three classrooms, a greenhouse and aquarium. Construction continues on the two remaining sections of Adirondack Hall: renovated science building which will house faculty offices and nursing classrooms and a simulation lab; and WORC which will be the center for career development, internship placement, continuing education and entrepreneurship activities for the college and community.

For more information about our campaign, call the SUNY Adirondack Foundation at 518.743.2243.

Campaign Chairs
Tenée Rehm Casaccio
Bill Hart

Honorary Chairs
Thomas and Sally Hoy

College President
Kristine Duffy, Ed.D.

Steering Committee
Holly Ahern, Faculty Giving Co-Chair
Kevin Ankeny, Faculty Giving Co-Chair
John Arpey, Esq.
Constance Bosse ’72
Professor Emeritus A. Nicholas Buttino
Patrick M. Canavan ‘91
Richard J. Ferguson
Pam Fisher
Arleen V. Girard
Kathleen B. Hogan, Esq.
Kurt W. Jaeger, Corporate and Business Giving Co-Chair
Bob Joy, Planned Giving Chair
Connie Gerarde Niles, Corporate and Business Giving Co-Chair
D. Michael Niles, Corporate and Business Giving Co-Chair
Patricia Pietropaolo, Ph.D.
Michael Prutsman, Staff Giving Co-Chair
Alan Redeker
Dr. John Rugge, Medical Community Giving Chair
Dr. Jeffrey Sawyer, ‘09 Adjunct Faculty Giving Chair
Ron Stewart

SUNY Adirondack Foundation Staff
Rachael Hunsinger Patten, Executive Director
Jill T. Vogel, Assistant Director and Staff Giving Co-Chair
Kim Thomas, Administrative Assistant

Campaign Counsel
Chris Stowers, Winkler Group

For a complete list of donors to the Reach New Heights campaign, see our Report of Giving.