2016 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. 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.

Allstate - Anthony Falso Agency

The Allyn Family Foundation

American Food & Vending Corp

The Amos Family


Hernando Y. Arandia

Sandy and Mark Baker

Leigh and Susan Baldwin

Baldwinsville Rotary Club Foundation

Earl and Kim Barber

Kevin and Lauri Bernstein

Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation

The Bonomo Family

William H. Bradt

Mark and Jennifer Bregande

Graham Brodock

The Bulger Family

Mary and Bill Butler

Byrne Dairy, Inc.

Kelly Carinci and Family

Judy Carr

Casey Travel, LLC

Cazenovia Jewelry

CNY Community Foundation

CNY Sealing & Plowing, Inc.

Columbus Foundation

Richard E. Cote

Amanda and Ryan Coyle

Steven Critelli

Crown Risk Management, LLC

CSC Service Works

Raymond R. D’Agostino

Dannible and McKee, LLP

Lee and Chris DeAmicis

Delta Air Lines

Vita DeMarchi

The Deshaies Family

Scott and Jessica DesRosiers

Donald and Kathleen Distasio

Dr. Brewster Doust

Terry and Candy Dowd

Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Run

The Drescher Family

Paula Mallory Engel

Cynthia Morrow and John Epling

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Farella

Farone & Sons, Inc.

FASTSIGNS of Syracuse

Hedy and Michael Fawcett

John and Mary Jane Fennessey

Tony and Gail Fiorito

Mary and Joe Flynn

John and Jennifer Funicello

Ed and Eva Galson

The Gamage Family in

memory of John Gamage

The Gifford Foundation

Richard and Kara Glowaki

Bea Gonzalez

Cindy Dowd Greene and Mark Greene

G&C Food Distributors and Brokers, Inc.

Tom and Kelly Griffith

Golden Sun Bus Service, Inc.

Liz and Dick Hallberg

Hancock Estabrook, LLP

The Hawkes Family

Mr. and Mrs. Burnett D. Haylor

Haylor, Freyor & Coon, Inc.

Hematology-Oncology Associates

Kaye Hershberger Memorial Fund

Ann and Dave Horan

Independent Insurance Agents of CNY

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Irvine

Emily and Chris Iven

Elaine and Steven Jacobs

Dr. Ralph Janicki

Sara Johnson

Tom and Corinne Johnston

JTM Associates, LLC

Arthur A. Jutton

Michael and Leila Giancone

Scott and Cheryle Kelley

Ed and Susan Kelley

Tess Kenney

KeyBank Foundation

King & King Architects, LLP

Jim and Kristin King

Mr. Russell A. King

Sandra and John Kinsella

Ted and Linda Kiteveles

Kiwanis Club of Baldwinsville

Kohl’s Cares for Kids

Dianne Koolakian

Fritz Kucinski and Barbara Omicinski

Limperis-Mannara Family

Mary and Tom Lane

Ami Longstreet


Richard L. Lowenberg

Sarah Lufler and Tim Bumpus

M & T Charitable Foundation

Rich and Rita MacDonald

Candace and John Marsellus

Massage Envy

Tim and Patty Marshall

Michael and Marilouise Mattson

George and Tanya McGuire

Jeff and Peggy Menter

MetLife Foundation Volunteer Project Foundation

Drs. Diane and Craig Montgomery

Pat Mullin

Candace and Jason Murray

Erica and James Muscatello

Mark and Karen Nardella

Kevin and Linda Nass

Sally Lou and Fran Nichols

Stefanie Noble

Tracey Noble

O’Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc.

The Palmer Morgenthien Family

Rob and Roxanne Parmele

Robert and Kelly Pelcher

Johonna and Drew Pelletier

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

Promotional Solutions

Cheryl and Alex Pusztai

Michael and Vicki Quigley

Drs. Patricia A. Randall and Stanley Meltzer

Frank and Frances Revoir Foundation

John Ridings

RockBridge Investment

Rotary Club of Dewitt, Inc.

Rotary District 7150

The Saint Agatha Foundation

St. Augustine’s Church

Scott and Lisa Sears

SECNY Federal Credit Union

Janet and Rick Smith

Frank C. Smith, MD

The John Ben Snow Foundation

Joseph and Patricia Snyder

George and Rita Soufleris

Stewart’s Shops

Donna Stoner and George Cady

Sweet Frog Fayetteville

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Syracuse Rotary Foundation

George and Jane Tartick

Paul and Jacqueline Terwilliger

Today’s Options

Dave and Lisa Towers

John Tulloch

Victor and Kelly Vaccaro

Steve and Cheryl Walker


Welch Allyn, Inc.

Hal and Pat Welsh

C. Bruce Wichmann

Lesley and Larry Wilcox

Courtney and Lindsey Wilson

In Honor of Dr. Les Woodcock

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