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M A R I S T M A G A Z I N E
Dear Friends of Marist,
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he Campaign for Marist continues to make impressive strides
towards our ambitious goal of $150 million. Currently more
than $141.7 million has been raised in support of key institution-
al priorities, ranging from endowed scholarships that make the
dream of a Marist education possible for students with fnancial
need to leading-edge facilities like the incredibly impressive new
Hancock Center featured on this issue’s cover.
The campaign is signifcantly enhancing and enriching the
Marist experience for all of our students, faculty, and staff in ways
both big and small. The resources that it is attracting will help
solidify Marist’s position as one of America’s truly exceptional liberal arts colleges and
ensure its continued success in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
As we approach the fnal 18 months of this landmark effort, there is both much to
celebrate and much yet to accomplish. In fact, our hope is not just to reach but exceed
our formidable goal. To the literally thousands of Marist alumni, parents, and friends
who have already supported the campaign, I want to extend my deep appreciation and
gratitude for your important contributions.
For those who have not yet participated, I urge you to consider how you might
like to become involved in this tremendously exciting effort and assume a vital role of
your own in securing Marist’s successful future. Indeed, each and every gift we receive
during the campaign brings us one step closer to realizing the extraordinary promise
of this remarkable institution.
Tim Brier ’69, Chair
The Campaign for Marist
Campaign Update…
Tim Brier ‘69
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upport from private foundations has been
an important component of the Campaign
for Marist, with more than $9.6 million record-
ed thus far. The following are some highlights
of the College’s success in achieving grants to
underwrite capital projects, scholarship funds,
and endowments.
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Marist was awarded a $150,000 gift from the
Booth Ferris Foundation of New York City to
support construction of the recently opened
Hancock Center. The
Booth Ferris Foundation
has a long history of supporting academic
programming and facilities at leading colleges
and universities, with an emphasis on ones that
advance teaching and learning in the sciences
and technology, such as the Hancock Center.
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The
James J. McCann Charitable Trust
has
contributed $160,000 in scholarship support
to continue its exceptional commitment
to making a Marist education accessible to
local students. For the past four decades, the
McCann Trust has been a leader in helping
Marist undergraduates to fnance their educa-
tion through the McCann Scholars program.
Its generosity has enabled several hundred
students to attain their Marist degrees. In
addition, the trust has provided scholarships
to Master of Public Administration students
who are in public service positions in Dutchess
County.
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Marist’s Nelly Goletti Theatre will be under-
going a major renovation with the help of a
$200,000 grant from the
Frank A. Fusco and
Nelly Goletti Fusco Foundation
. Upgraded
seating and higher-end décor will distinguish
this well-used venue for musical and theatrical
performances as well as lectures and college
events. Improvements are also in store for
the stage area. The theatre is named for the
European pianist and headlining entertainer
whose 300 musical compositions and career-
related materials are preserved in the Nelly
Goletti Music Collection in the Marist College
archives. The foundation was established by
Ms. Goletti’s husband, the late Frank Fusco.
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The
Louis Greenspan Charitable Trust
has
made three grants to Marist amounting to
$315,000. Included is $150,000 for the Louis
Greenspan Memorial Scholarship, which is
awarded to undergraduates residing in the
mid-Hudson region; a $65,000 grant for the
construction of the Hancock Center; and a
$100,000 grant for the McCann Center’s reno-
vation project. The late Lou Greenspan was
associated with Marist College for nearly four
decades, beginning in 1957 when Bro. Nilus
Report from the Office of College Advancement
Donnelly frst contacted him to search out
building materials so that the Brothers could
afford to undertake campus construction.
Among the projects he worked on at Marist
was the original construction of the McCann
Center.
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At the recommendation of Chief Public Affairs
Offcer Tim Massie, the
Dyson Foundation
committed $100,000 to establish the Marjorie
H. Clark Lecture on Ethics and the Law.
Marjorie Clark was a legal assistant at Hughes
Hubbard, the law frm of distinguished jurist
Charles Evans Hughes. Justice Hughes served
as governor of New York, secretary of state
under two presidents, and chief justice of the
U.S. Supreme Court. Mrs. Clark served as the
chief assistant to Justice Hughes’s son-in-law,
William T. Gossett, who was vice president
and general counsel of the Ford Motor Co., and
she held positions with several other frms in
Manhattan and New Jersey during a career that
spanned more than six decades.
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The
Dr. Edwin A. Ulrich Trust
has continued its
longtime support of Marist College by provid-
ing $130,000 since the start of the campaign to
support business and fne arts students with
scholarships and outstanding music students
with stipends for private voice and instrument
Support from Private Foundations a Key Part of the 
lessons. The trust was established by and is
named for a successful local businessman who
had a passion for art and music and was an
early benefactor of Marist.
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A dedicated supporter of Marist, the
Richard
and Gertrude Weininger Foundation
has
contributed $20,000 to augment the library
collection dedicated to its founders. Comprised
of more than a thousand books, as well as
numerous reference and electronic resource
materials, the Richard and Gertrude Weininger
Collection in Judaic Studies is dispersed
throughout Marist’s library holdings in history,
literature, cultural studies, religion, sociology,
anthropology, political science, global studies,
Holocaust studies, art, and philosophy. The
grants are made in honor of retired U.S. Naval
offcer Paul X. Rinn ’68 for his heroic service.
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Marist received a $23,150 challenge grant
from the
John Ben Snow Memorial Trust
of
Syracuse, N.Y., and the College raised an equal
amount from other foundations and individuals
for a total of $46,300 to support the installa-
tion of a new digital editing platform in the
Lowell Thomas Communications Center. The
School of Communication and the Arts now has
the Avid Unity Media Network, an industry-
leading, collaborative, shared-storage network