Gifts of Significance

Gifts of significance recently given include those below.

New Scholarships were established by:

  • Massaro Corporation with a pledge of $50,000 and an initial payment of $10,000 to establish the Joseph Massaro, Jr., Quarterback Scholarship
  • Victor S. Drescher, IUP retired faculty member, Kittanning, Pa., with a gift of $17,871 to establish the Drescher Programs Scholarship fund
  • Beulah M. Fisher ’56, Ridgefield, Conn., with a $15,000 gift to establish the Beulah (Corsini) Fisher ’56 Scholarship Fund. 

Significant Gifts were made to Athletics by:

  • The Co-op Store in the amount of $4,645 to support the IUP Women’s Basketball Shoot for the Cure fundraiser
  • PNC Bank in the amount of $5,066 to support athletic scholarships through the Corporate Crimson Club
  • Chris M. Holuta ’89, Indiana, Pa., president of the FIUP Board of Directors, in the amount of $5,000 for the Basketball Administrative Fund

Significant Gifts to the Regional Campuses were made by:

  • David D. Osikowicz, Jr., chairperson of the IUP Council of Trustees, and Debbie Osikowicz, Punxsutawney, Pa., in the amount of $3,500 to the Punxsutawney
  • Dean’s Innovation Fund and in the amount of  $3,500 to the Punxsutawney Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Paul J. Craft ’78, Clymer, Pa., in the total amount of $18,000 toward his $30,000 pledge for the Punxsutawney Scholars Fund
  • Ronald L. Fairman, DuBois, Pa., in the amount of $28,572 toward his pledge to support the Fairman Centre
  • Merchants National Bank and Rosebud Mining each in the amount of $10,000 to the New Armstrong County Campus fund, benefiting IUP at Northpointe campus

Significant Gifts to Fine Arts were made by:

  • The Reschini Foundation in the amount of $112,496 in support of the Steinway campaign and the Pandolfi concert
  • Jay L. Althouse ’73, Raleigh, N.C., in the amount of $4,000 to the Cogswell Building Renovation Fund
  • Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in the amount of $8,850 to support Special Projects within the IUP College of Fine Arts
  • Gorell Enterprises Inc. in the amount of $5,000 to the College of Fine Arts Special Project Fund

Other Restricted Significant Gifts were made by:

  • Alcoa Foundation in the amount of $100,000 to the Safety Sciences Department to fund a Fatality Prevention seminar to be held in November in Pittsburgh
  • Allegheny Foundation in the amount of $100,000 to the John P. Murtha Institute for Homeland Security to fund research initiatives

Significant Unrestricted Gifts to the Student Experience were made by:

  • William P. Dannecker ’61, Chappaqua, N.Y., in the amount of $8,000
  • James B. Renacci ’80, Wadsworth, Ohio, a Foundation for IUP board member, in the amount of $5,000
  • Vivian P. Leidy ’53, Mount Holly Springs, Pa., in the amount of $5,000, after reading of the Fairman Centre gift in IUP Magazine 
  • The Estate of Pamela J. Beck ’93 in the amount of $10,000