SUNY Ulster PCS Leadership Society

President's Challenge Scholarship - College for 8th Graders

SUNY Ulster and Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. TODAY!

The President’s Challenge Scholarship (PCS) has grown since the six initial Rondout Valley Central School District students were awarded in 2016. For the 2021-2022 award year, our donor comunity sponsored 50 new scholarships serving a total of just under 200 PCS students in Ulster County!


PCS student base over the years:

- 6 students in 2016-2017

- to 16 students in 2017-2018

- to 51 students in 2018-2019

- to nearly 100 students in 2019-2020

- to nearly 150 students in 2020-2021

- to nearly 200 students in 2021-2022


These students have successfully taken the challenge and are being motivated to stay on the college-bound track – all thanks to the generosity of our student sponsors.

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Please Help Us Thank the Donors Who Are Building the President's Challenge Scholarship

ANGEL - $1,000,000

A Donor who contributes $1,000,000 to benefit the President's Challenge Scholarship Program.


Darlene L. Pfeiffer - The Student Experience Endowment

BENEFACTOR • ENDOWED


A Donor who has sponsored one or more scholarships in perpetuity.


Glenn B. Sutherland & Cynthia A. Lowe - 2 ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

STEWARD • $72,000

A Donor who has sponsored ten or more students.


Sherman & Carol E. Adin Scholarship • Rich & Donna Croce • Johnson Scholarship Foundation

CHAMPION • $36,000

A Sponsor of five or more students.


Jean Lerner • Subak Family Foundation • Viola Jansen Foundation • Floyd Lattin • Rudy & the late Joyce Hellenschmidt

SUSTAINER • $28,800

A Sponsor of four students.

TRANSFORMER • $21,600

A Sponsor of three students.


Braby/Blackwell Family Memorial • Kathleen & Bill Cloonan • Frank G. Elliot Memorial • Dr. Alan P. Roberts • George & Cathy Sifre • Bill Spearman SUNY Ulster '69 & Brenda Spearman • The Hill Family • New Paltz Rotary • Olana O’Connor & Joseph O'Connor, Esq.• Rondout Savings Bank •Saugerties Kiwanis Club • H. Neil Zimmerman • Jay E. & Lucia De L. Klock Foundation

PROMOTER • $14,400

A Sponsor of two students.


Erika & Tim Brown • Patty Curry • Scott Davis, P.E. & Patty Davis • Hayes Clement •Joseph & Kathryn Ferraro • Nik & Nelda Gerner •Robert R. Jacobsen, Esq. SUNY Ulster '98 & Carly R. Jacobsen, SUNY Ulster ‘98 • Bruce Littlefield & Scott Stewart • Moss Oak Scholarship • Daniel Malpica & Peter Oellers • Rich & Donna Siegel • Tim & Laurel Sweeney • Hudson Valley Catskill Region Multiple Listing Service • Ulster County Board of REALTORS

AMBASSADOR

A PCS office held for two years during which time the ambassador(s) promote the PCS Program.


Rich & Donna Croce • Tim & Laurel Sweeney • Barbara Cohen • Olana O'Connor

A Rainmaker • $72,000

A Donor securing ten or more student sponsorships.


Rich & Donna Croce • Tim & Laurel Sweeney

ADVOCATE • $7,200+

A Sponsor of one PCS student


• Anonymous

• Susan and Eli Basch

• Mike & Jane Beck and George Devine

• Jay & Laurie Bloomfield

• Anna & Ken Brett

• Deborah & Thomas J. Briggs

• Brosnahan Family

• Zach Bowman and Chris Mikesh

• Darlene Bover & Robert Mance

• Al & Pauline Cavalari

• Clegg Family

• Hayes Clement

• Barbara & Joe Cohen

• Claire & Raymond Costantino

• Principal Bob Cook, Jr. Memorial

• Victoria Coyne, Donna Elberg & Darlene Villanueva

• Rich Croce Family (Sponsors of 15 students!!)

• Patty Curry - Celebrating Terry "Mama" Curry

• Jeff DaPuzzo & Rob Kilpert

• DeGasperis Family

• Paul L. DeLisio

• Priscilla Derven & Steve MacDonald

• Dreamers Scholarship: Ilene Cutler & Paula Lockshon, Maggie Anderson & Lorraine Salmon

• EdTom Enterprises, LLC - Hill Family

• Elna Magnetics

• Muriel Ferraro

• Jeffrey M. Fredenberg Memorial

• Nita Friedman

• Dominic J. Giamei, Jr. Memorial Fund Garfield & Ferraro Families Memorial

• Victoria St. John-Gilligan

• John & Harold Bonavita-Goldman

• Peter & Judy Hauser

• Highland Educational Foundation

• Highland Rotary Club

• Thoben Hill Properties – The Hill Family

• Susan & Steve Hirsch

• Elisabeth Holst Memorial

• Suzanne & Alexander Holt and Hilary Cloos & Jeffrey Feinsod

• Holy Cross in Memory of Lucy Magliula

• Hudson Valley Catskill Region Multiple Listing Service

• Robin (Rob) and Audrey Hunter

• Paul H. & Patricia S. Johnson

• Kingston Sunrise Rotary

• Kiwanis Club of Saugerties

• Jaime (Cohen) & Darren Klein

• Floyd Lattin & Ward Mintz

• Beth Lewis Memorial c/o Patty Curry

• Bruce Littlefield, Scott Stewart & Lauren Aguiar

• Local Economies Project in Honor of Patty Curry

• Markes Family

• Robert J. Markes Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Dr. Ann Markes & Dr. Matthew Kane

• Dr. Ann M. Marrott & David Hamann

• Garvan & Leonie McCloskey in Memory of Jimmy Mullins

• McGinty Family - Be the Change Fund

• Meltzer & Hill, Wealth Advisory, LLC

• Moran & Wallace, Moran & Osheyack, Reece & Moreau

• Richard & Gillian Murphy

• Negron Family

• Dennis & Joyce O’Brien in Memory of Paul O'Brien

• Opening Doors Scholarship - Victoria Gardens

• the late Anita Williams Peck

• Anna & Ted Peck

• Joseph & Linda Previll

• Dan Proctor

• Proctor Robbins, LLC

• Jamie Raab & Victoria Sanders

• Stephen L. Raymond Memorial

• Rondout Valley Scholarship Fund

• Irwin Rosenthal & Doris Goldberg

• Vansh Sharma & Deborah Marin

• Sawyer Automotive Foundation

• Sawyer Savings Bank

• Jackie Schechter

• Sara Swan Miller/Peter Graves Scholarship - Dr. Martin Miller

• Sarah M. Schmidt Memorial

• Mary Etta Schneider

• the late Jean Semilof

• Nina Siegel Memorial RSS Agency

• Lisa St. John - In Memory of Kent St. John

• Start Here – Go Far (Anonymous)

• Allan Stein

• Robert Tonner & Harris Safier

• Molly Croce Van Etta & Austin Van Etta

• Stacy Varsos & George Fakiris

• Lucie M. Walker Memorial

• Steve Wood & Carol Meyer

• Jenn & Patrick Zell

• Elke Zuern & Sumedha Senanayake

• Katie & Andrew Zell

FRIEND • $1,000+

A donor contributing to the general PCS Program.


$7,500+ President Emeritus Robert T. Brown

$2,500+ Follet Higher Education Group • Bank of Greene County

$1,500+ Edward Hill in honor of Harris Safier • Wayne Bradford

$1,000+ Anita Williams Peck In Memory of Dorothy Roberts • Anonymous • Viking Industries

Year Six Sponsors! 50 Students Sponsored from Ulster County Donors!

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Year Five Sponsors - You created our first FULL HOUSE! Thank you!

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Year Four Sponsors! You reached ALL nine School Districts of Ulster County! Thank you!

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Year Three Sponsors - Thank you for helping us to reach so much of Ulster County!

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Our Inaugural Sponsors who Believed in our Vision for PCS - Thank you for investing in so many lives.

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Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc.

Kindly email Executive Director, Lorraine Salmon to say, "We want to help another child reach the President's Challenge!"
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Please help us reach our goal to go to college!