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Donor Stories

  • Daryl Murray ‘78
    Daryl Murray ‘78
    As a customer relations specialist at a bank, Daryl Murray ’78 knows first-hand that when family members inherit IRAs, the benefits are often diminished (by taxes)...
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  • Ken and Marcia Myers
    Ken and Marcia Myers
    "The people at Alfred University made all the difference. Dean Gertz was my mentor, and I'll always be grateful for having served as a dormitory counselor under Fred's direction." – Ken Myers ‘57
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  • Jay Okun Yedvab '56
    Jay Okun Yedvab '56
    Jay Okun Yedvab '56 established a scholarship at AU with distributions from his IRA. Scholarship recipient Kayla Greil '16, had the chance to thank Jay in person when he visited campus.
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  • Bob and Elaine Whitford
    Bob and Elaine Whitford
    Bob Whitford '49 graduated with a B.S. in ceramic engineering, and became vice president for North American Refractories Co. He participated in football at Alfred, and married Elaine during sophomore year.
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  • Dick and Renée Merchant
    Dick and Renée Merchant
    Dick '67 and Renée Merchant are teambuilding experts, and their teamwork began at Alfred! Dick was a ceramic engineering student at AU, and a Kappa Psi brother, when he met Renée, a medical technology student at Alfred State. Married in 1967, their partnership has lasted more than 40 years.
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  • Kurt and Torj Wray
    Kurt and Torj Wray
    “Alfred University put us on the road to a wonderful life. It is our pleasure to give something back.”
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  • Warren ’59 & Judy Smith
    Warren ’59 & Judy Smith
    Warren and Judy created a charitable gift annuity with AU which they later gifted back to the University to fund an endowed student scholarship. Warren graduated with a BA in economics.
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  • Tania Condon ’90
    Tania Condon ’90
    Tania Condon graduated from Alfred in 1990, a Track II major in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. She obtained her Masters of Theological Studies at Harvard University in 1993.
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  • J. David Broudo ’43 & Barbara Broudo
    J. David Broudo ’43 & Barbara Broudo
    David is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of the School of Art at Endicott College. He is an acclaimed ceramist, oil painter, water colorist and enamellist.
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  • Col. Sara J. Pritchett ’62
    Col. Sara J. Pritchett ’62
    In 2005, Col. Sara J. Pritchett USMC (ret), the highest-ranking woman in the armed services among all AU alumnae, created an endowment to benefit the Women’s Leadership Center at Alfred University.
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  • Corinne Herrick Gallman ‘47
    Corinne Herrick Gallman ‘47
    Corinne Herrick Gallman ‘47 was passionate about music, theater, opera, and art. An English major and editor of the Fiat Lux, Corinne valued – and never forgot – the culturally rich environment AU provided.
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  • This is Why
    This is Why
    Richard and Ellen Rulon were members of the Alfred community for decades, contributing to students’ lives through their instruction and their example.
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  • Roberta Auerbach ’74
    Roberta Auerbach ’74
    Roberta Auerbach ’74 finds joy in everything she does. And she does a lot! She has biked across the US, walked in Antarctica, and hopes to kayak in an exotic location someday.
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Outcome Stories

  • Not Your Typical Beach Vacation
    Not Your Typical Beach Vacation
    This is Utah Beach – on the coast of Normandy – where U.S. troops landed as part of the Allied D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France on June 6, 1944.
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  • Saxon Sidekicks
    Saxon Sidekicks
    Alfred University’s Saxon Sidekicks mentoring program provides a sense of community for incoming students by pairing incoming first-year students with an upper-level volunteer mentor.
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  • Alfred University in Cardiff, Wales
    Alfred University in Cardiff, Wales
    Thanks to a generous gift from the estate of Corinne Herrick Gallman ’47, in 2013 AU students performed Letter to the World III* at World Stage Design in Cardiff, Wales.
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