2015 Besse Society Donors

Dick BesseAt the Y, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone - regardless of age, income or background - has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Our work wouldn’t be possible without our donors.

We’re especially grateful to the following, who made leadership gifts of $1,000 or more in 2015. They are part of a circle of supporters founded in 2005 to honor the memory of Dick Besse, a philanthropist, long-standing member and leader of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse.

Over several decades, Dick gave generously to advance our mission. Besse Society members are recognized year-round in each YMCA branch. For more information, please contact our development office at 474-6851, ext. 317.

Advantage Sport & Fitness, Inc.

Alan Byer Volvo

Allstate - Anthony Falso Agency

The Allyn Foundation

American Food & Vending Corp

The Amos Family

Hernando Y. Arandia

Earl and Kim Barber

Dennis and Gail Baldwin

Leigh and Susan Baldwin

Chuck Beeler

Eileen and Thomas Benzel

Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation

The Bonadio Group

The Bonomo Family

William H. Bradt

Mark and Jennifer Bregande

The Breuer Family

Graham Brodock

Cargill, Inc.

Judy Carr

CNY Sealing & Plowing, Inc.

Central New York
Community Foundation

Columbus Foundation

Richard E. Cote

Amanda and Ryan Coyle

Raymond R. D’Agostino

Lee and Chris DeAmicis

Delta Air Lines

The Deshaies Family

Scott and Jessica DesRosiers

Dr. Brewster Doust

The Drescher Family

Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Run

Paula Mallory Engel

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Farella

Fayetteville Farmers Market CNY

John and Mary Jane Fennessey

Fleet Feet

G&C Food Distributors & Brokers, Inc

Ed and Eva Galson

Neil Germain

The Gifford Foundation

Cindy Dowd Greene
and Mark Greene

Tom and Kelly Griffith

Samuel and Deborah Haines

Liz and Dick Hallberg

Hancock Estabrook, LLP

John W. Hartnett

The Hawkes Family

Mr. and Mrs. Burnett D. Haylor

Hematology-Oncology Associates

Kaye Hershberger Memorial Fund

Independent Insurance
Agents of CNY

Elaine and Steven Jacobs

Sara Johnson

JTM Associates, LLC

Arthur A. Jutton

Ed and Susan Kelley

Tess Kenney

KeyBank Foundation

Mr. Russell A. King

King & King Architects

Sandra and John Kinsella

Fritz Kucinski and
Barbara Omicinski

Mary and Tom Lane

Ami Longstreet

Richard L. Lowenberg

Sarah Lufler and Tim Bumpus

Gwyn Mannion

Candace and John Marsellus

M & T Charitable Foundation

Rich and Rita MacDonald

Mike McCaffrey

Members Give

MetLife Foundation VolunteerProject Fund

Joe and Kathy Miller

Kelly Miner and Family

Drs. Diane and Craig Montgomery

Cynthia Morrow and John Epling

Mark and Karen Nardella

Sally Lou and Fran Nichols

Stefanie Noble

Tracey Noble

O’Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc.

The Palmer Morgenthien Family

Rob and Roxanne Parmele

Pathfinder Bank

Robert A. Penney

John and Linda Pennisi

Nicholas Phillips
and Juanita Welnicki

Lisa Pachmayer Plumley
and Stewart Plumley

Nate and Jane Podkaminer

William and Marty Potter

Tony and Julie Procopio

Charles and Patricia Prutzman

Cheryl and Alex Pusztai

Michael and Vicki Quigley

David and Elizabeth Quilter

Drs. Patricia A. Randall
and Stanley Meltzer

Chris and Susan Read

Frank and Frances
Revoir Foundation

Nicholas and Mary Ricciardi

John Ridings

RockBridge Investment

Rotary Club of Dewitt, Inc.

Rotary Club Of Syracuse, Inc

Rotary District 7150

The Saint Agatha Foundation

Schopfer Architects, LLP

Scott and Lisa Sears

Shell Oil Company Foundation

Frank C. Smith, MD

Janet and Rick Smith

The John Ben Snow Foundation

George and Rita Soufleris

Laurence Sovik

St. Augustine’s Church

St. Joseph’s Imaging Associates

Donna Stoner and George Cady

Store America

Syracuse Fitness Store

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

George and Jane Tartick

Paul and Jacqueline Terwilliger

Dave and Lisa Towers

The Turner Family

Victor and Kelly Vaccaro

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Steve and Cheryl Walker


Hal and Pat Welsh

C. Bruce Wichmann

Megan Wiedemann

Lesley and Larry Wilcox

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