Our Donors

Here is a list of our donors who make these scholarship opportunities possible. We thank them all for their support.

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ECC Humanities Department

Scholarship Name: ECC Music Fine Arts Award Scholarship Contact: Ms. Mary Beard/Dr. Ed Holmes Donor: ECC Humanities Department

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ECC Middle College

Scholarship Name: Middle Early College Chance Award Scholarship Contact: Donor: Dr. Marsha Jackson Scholarship for an ECC Middle College student continuing education at a 4-year college or university (also known as the MCHS Chance Scholarship)

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ECC Respiratory Care Department

Scholarship Name: Marlon B. Siegel Award Contact: Mr. James Bierl Donor: ECC Respiratory Care Department Marlon B. Siegel was a professor and department head of the Respiratory Care program. On behalf of Marlon B. Siegel’s vision—the education of competent and...

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ECC Vision Care Technology Department (Correspondence addressed to Mr. John Godert)

Scholarship Name: Health Sciences (formerly Allied Health) Endowed Scholarship Contact: Mr. John Godert Donor: ECC Vision Care Technology Department ECC Vision Care Technology Department established this scholarship for students majoring in one of the Health...

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Eileen Gabel

Scholarship Name: Sarah J. Gabel Endowed Memorial Scholarship Contact: Ms. Eileen E. Gabel Donor: Ms. Eileen E. Gabel Created by Eileen E. Gabel in memory of her daughter Sarah, this scholarship supports students with special needs.

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Erie Community College Student Government Association

Scholarship Name: Erie Community College Student Government Association Endowed Student Leadership Scholarship Contact: Mr. Jason Perri Donor: Erie Community College Student Government Association This scholarship encourages and recognizes student leadership.

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Estate of John Swanson--(Address Correspondence to Patricia M. Losito, EdD, RN, MS, ANP Executive Dean of Nursing)

Scholarship Name: Florence Meldrum Nursing Endowed Scholarship Contact: Patricia M. Losito, EdD, RN, MS, ANP Executive Dean of Nursing Donor: Estate of Mr. John Swanson This scholarship was established from the estate of John Swanson. Mr. Swanson recognized the...

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Estate of Mrs. Assunta Luciani--(Contact Chair of ECC Foundation)

Scholarship Name: Luciani Endowed Scholarship Contact: Chair of ECC Foundation Donor: The Estate of Assunta Luciani The Luciani Endowed Scholarship was established from a 2006 gift made by the Mrs. Assunta Luciani Estate. It was Mrs. Luciani’s hope that recipients...

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Eyewear by R.O.I , Mr. John Alofs

Scholarship Name: Eyewear by R.O.I Ophthalmic Dispensing Scholarship Contact: Mr. John Alofs Donor: Eyewear by R.O.I , Mr. John Alofs An alumnus of the college, Mr. John Alofs, created this scholarship through his business to benefit ophthalmic dispensing (now...

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Faculty and Friends ECC North English Department (Correspondence addressed to Dr. Jacqueline Bollinger)

Scholarship Name: Professor Paul Rellinger Memorial Scholarship Contact: Dr. Jacqueline Bollinger Donor: Faculty and Friends ECC North English Department In memory of Erie Community College Professor Paul Rellinger, this award is for a student continuing their...

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Family and co-workers of Jaime Passanisi (Correspondence addressed to Ms. Carol Passanisi)

Scholarship Name: Jaime L. Passanisi Memorial Scholarship Contact: Ms. Carol Passanisi, mother of Jaime. Donor: Family and co-workers of Jaime Passanisi Established by family and co-workers, this award honors the dedication of Jaime L. Passanisi to both nursing...

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Family and Friends of Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Mary O'Hare

Scholarship Name: Bill & Mary O’Hare Endowed Scholarship Contact: Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Mary O’Hare Donor: Family and Friends of Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Mary O’Hare The O’Hare family started this scholarship in memory of their mother and father, who were dedicated teachers....

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Ford Motor Company

Scholarship Name: Ford ASSET Scholarship Contact: Mr. Michael Coughlin Donor: Ford Motor Company In support of the partnership with Erie Community College, Ford Motor Company has established this scholarship for the advancement of student development in the field...

Frank Gainer '76, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA, CMP, CAE

Frank Gainer '76, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA, CMP, CAE

Frank Gainer is the Director of Conferences at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in Bethesda, Maryland. He has been an occupational therapy practitioner since 1976. He served for 24 years in the US Army/US Amry Reserves with clinical assignments...

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Friends of Richard Terry (Correspondence addressed to Mr. John Godert)

Scholarship Name: Richard Terry Scholarship Contact: Mr. John Godert Donor: Friends of Richard Terry Friends of Richard Terry created the Richard Terry Memorial Scholarship to honor him. Richard was an ophthalmic dispensing graduate from the Rochester area.

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Friends of the Garrasi Family

Scholarship Name: Officer Frederick Garrasi III Memorial Scholarship Contact: Chair of ECC Foundation Donor: Friends of the Garrasi Family Frederick Garrasi, ECC Alumnus ‘10 had a dream of becoming a police officer and serving his community. Fred was both a campus...

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Friends of the Vision Care Technology Program (Correspondence addressed to Mr. John Godert)

Scholarship Name: Vision Care Technology Scholarship Fund Contact: Mr. John Godert Donor: Friends of the Vision Care Technology Program This scholarship is intended to support students in the VCT program.

Gary E. Frost

Gary E. Frost

Scholarship Name: Donna Zielkiewicz Frost Memorial Scholarship Fund Contact: Gary E. Frost Donor: Gary E. Frost Donna Zielkiewicz Frost is a 2007 Graduate of ECC, achieving her RN as well as LPN. She passed both NYS exams for these in that same year. She...

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Gene Haas Foundation

Scholarship Name: Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship Award Contact: Mr. James Miller (Please address Correspondence to Mr. James Miller) Donor: Gene Haas Foundation In 1999 Gene Haas founded the Gene Haas Foundation. Growing up with a strong social conscience...

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George F. Lamm American Legion Auxiliary Post #622 (Correspondence addressed to Ms. Mary Ann Bush and Ms. Sally Dean)

Scholarship Name: George F. Lamm American Legion Auxiliary Post # 622 Scholarship Contacts: Ms. Mary Ann Bush and Ms. Sally Dean Donor: George F. Lamm American Legion Auxiliary Post #622 George F. Lamm was one of the first Town of Amherst servicemen to give his...

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Ingram Micro (Correspondence addressed to Ms. Kathy Richeal)

Scholarship Name: Ingram Micro Achievement & Service Scholarship Contact: Ms. Kathy Richeal Donor: Ingram Micro The Ingram family, who founded Ingram Micro, believes in education and in giving back to the community. With this philosophy, philanthropic work and...

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KeyBank

Scholarship Name: KeyBank Scholarship Contact: Mr. Ron Sutton Donor: Mr. Ron Sutton The KeyBank Scholarship supports educational aspirations of students residing in Western New York. Applicants must attend a two- or four-year accredited institution of...

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Legend Equities Corporation (Correspondence addressed to Mr. Gregory Cecchini)

Scholarship Name: The Legend Group Endowed Honors Scholarship Contact: Mr. Gregory Cecchini Donor: Legend Equities Corporation This scholarship is awarded to an Honors program student.

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Luxottica

Scholarship Name: LensCrafters Scholarship Contact: Mr. John Godert Donor: Luxottica The LensCrafters Scholarship was created to recognize outstanding academic performance and leadership skills. Preference is given to students employed by LensCrafters.

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Metal Working Institute (Correspondence addressed to Mr. Richard Washousky)

Scholarship Name: Machine Tool Technology Endowed Scholarship Contact: Mr. Richard Washousky Donor: Metal Working Institute Established to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the ECC Industrial Technology Machine Tool Program

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Mr. Anthony Mauro, the White Family and Friends

Scholarship Name: Marjorie E. White Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mr. Anthony Mauro Donor: Mr. Anthony Mauro, the White Family and Friends In memory of Marjorie E. White, a former professor in the Food Service Administration Department at ECC, now known as the...

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Mr. Buehl Ray (Correspondence addressed to Mr. Richard LaClair)

Scholarship Name: Sylvia G. Simon-Ray Endowed Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mr. Richard LaClair Donor: Mr. Buehl Ray This scholarship was created in memory of Sylvia Simon-Ray. Professor Simon-Ray was respected and admired by her students, colleagues, the...

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Mr. Darryl L. Jackson, Jr.

Scholarship Name: James Henley, Jr. Book Award Contact: Mr. Darryl L. Jackson, Jr. Donor: Mr. Darryl L. Jackson, Jr. This book award is given to both a male and female athlete graduate of South Park High School. Darryl Jackson founded it in memory of his brother...

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Mr. Gregory Miller and friends

Scholarship Name: Norman D. Farmer Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mr. Gregory Miller Donor: Mr. Gregory Miller and friends This scholarship was created to celebrate Norman D. Farmer’s life. Norman loved cooking and food. He prepared culinary wonders for both...

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Mr. Jacob Gaik and Mr. Orlando Diaz

Scholarship Name: Jason R. Yoder Memorial Scholarship Contact: Mr. Orlando Diaz Donor: Mr. Jacob Gaik and Mr. Orlando Diaz Jacob Gaik established this scholarship for his brother-in-law who died from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)