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Holiday bakers crowned
12/13/2019

Judge Favorite Winner 2019Approximately 75 East Stroudsburg University employees and friends celebrated the holidays with a cookie bake-off at the ESU Foundation’s Annual Open House on Dec. 9 at the Henry A. Ahnert, Jr. Alumni Center.

This year’s winner in the Judge’s Favorite Category was Nicole Rogai, ESU Foundation Regional Gift Officer, who made Holiday Bark.

President’s Circle donors, 1893 Society members thanked for their generosity
9/13/2019

ESU SPHEREThe Fine and Performing Arts Building provided a stunning backdrop for the Annual President’s Gala with East Stroudsburg University President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., and the ESU Foundation welcoming members of the President’s Circle and the 1893 Society for their support during the 2018-2019 year.

Themed Sphere, the gala was held on Sept. 13, 2019, and recognized individuals, businesses, and organizations who have provided gifts of support of $1,500 or more over the last fiscal year. Members of the 1893 Society, those who include the ESU Foundation in their estate plans, also attended.

ESU Foundation names three new board members
8/12/2019

ESU Foundation board chair, announced the appointments of three new members to its Board of DirectorsRobert Willever ’75, East Stroudsburg University Foundation board chair, announced the appointments of three new members to its Board of Directors. East Stroudsburg University alumni Alfredo Garcia ’03 of Bethlehem, Pa., local businessman Stephen Somers of Hackettstown, N.J., and student liaison Emily Jimenez, Class of 2022, were appointed during the board’s quarterly meeting held on May 13, 2019.

Plymouth Rock partnership announced to provide alumni with discounted car insurance.
7/30/2019

Plymouth Rock assurance

The  East Stroudsburg University Foundation and Office of Alumni Engagement is pleased to provide ESU alumni with discounted car insurance through its new partnership with Plymouth Rock Assurance. The discount program is currently available to ESU alumni in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut.

“An important part of the ESU Office of Alumni Engagement’s mission is to provide our more than 45,000 alumni with exclusive benefits and discounts that only come with being an ESU graduate,” said Rich Santoro, Executive Director of the ESU Foundation. “Partnering with Plymouth Rock gives our Warrior alumni a discounted option in car insurance and we’re pleased to further both our missions of supporting alumni in their lives beyond campus.”

Dr. Jane Huffman Wildlife Genetics Institute, Honoring an ESU educator, biologist, colleague and friend
4/25/2019

The Dr. Jane Huffman Wildlife Genetics InstituteThe Dr. Jane Huffman Wildlife Genetics Institute was dedicated on April 24, 2019, honoring its founder and visionary and celebrating a $150,000 fundraising campaign for the institute that serves students, the community and region.

Former Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Jane Huffman, Ph.D., M’07, who passed away in 2017, was a member of the ESU family for 29 years, retiring in 2015. She began her career at ESU in 1986 and from the start was a powerful influence on students studying biological sciences, particularly those in wildlife microbiology and parasitology.

11th Annual Scholarship Dinner celebrates the gift of scholarship
4/23/2019

Angelica Ramirez, Class of 2019, performs at the 11th Annual Scholarship Dinner.Mosaic, the East Stroudsburg University Foundation’s 11th Annual Scholarship Dinner, connected scholarship recipients with donors on April 17, 2019, at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, Pa. More than 278 guests celebrated the 636 scholarship awards totaling more than $930,000 administered by the Foundation this year.

“Everyone here tonight is unique and special. Whether you’re a student working on your degree, or a donor who understands the value of a college education, you are a crucial piece to our complete and full mosaic,” said ESU Foundation Executive Director Rich Santoro.

East Stroudsburg University Dedicates Enhanced Creekview Park Complex Following $1.8 Million Fundraising Campaign
4/5/2019

The ribbon cutting follows the East Stroudsburg University Foundation’s $1.8 million fundraising campaign that provided for the installation of artificial turf on two fields, two sets of bullpen areas for each field, construction of home and away dugouts at both fields, permanent and accessible bleacher seating for fans, designated hitting cages for each field, and overhead netting to protect fans from foul balls. Construction was completed in March.

East Stroudsburg University, the Stroud Township Board of Supervisors, and the Stroudsburg Little League announced a partnership in June 2016 for the enhancement project. On May 3, 2018, ground was broken for construction to begin. The three ballfields at the complex are now named the R. Clinton Hughes Jr. Field (baseball), Vigon International Field (softball), and the ESSA Bank & Trust Field (Little League).

Chris Paradysz Presents at President’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 27
4/3/2019

Chris Paradysz, Co-CEO and founder of PMX Agency, a consumer-first performance marketing agency for today’s leading global brands, was the featured speaker at the East Stroudsburg University President’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 27. Mike Visceglia, bassist at Kinky Boots on Broadway joined Paradysz for the evening as a special guest presenter. Chris and Mike discussed “The Power of Creativity to Solve Problems” and led the audience on a musical journey to discover their inner creativity.

Dr. Jane Huffman Wildlife Genetics Institute dedication set for April 24
3/22/2019

You’re invited to the dedication of East Stroudsburg University’s DR. JANE HUFFMAN WILDLIFE GENETICS INSTITUTE Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3 p.m. Reception and tours of the Institute to follow ESU’s Innovation Center 562 Independence Road East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Celebrate the culmination of a campaign that honors late ESU Biology Professor Jane Huffman, Ph.D., M’07.

 

The Fields of our Dreams Have Come True
3/20/2019

ESU, Stroudsburg Little League, Stroud Township to celebrate project completion on April 5. East Stroudsburg University’s new baseball and softball fields will be formally dedicated at 11 a.m. on April 5, 2019, at the Creekview Park Complex in Stroudsburg, Pa. Following the dedication ceremony, the ESU baseball and softball teams will host West Chester University in doubleheaders beginning at 1 p.m.

The East Stroudsburg University Foundation’s $1.8 million fundraising campaign provided for the installation of artificial turf, dugouts, batting cages, and bleachers. The enhancement project was completed this March and will provide athletes of all ages a state-of-the-art facility in which to play

2017-18 Annual Report recognizes donors, shows increase in awarded scholarships, provides updates on special campaigns
1/14/2019

The East Stroudsburg University Foundation’s 2017-2018 Annual Report and Honor Roll of Donors, “Breaking Ground,” has been released, reflecting a successful year as the Foundation continues to build upon its commitment to provide the best educational experience to ESU students at a reasonable cost.

The ESU Foundation fosters lifelong relationships with alumni and friends of East Stroudsburg University, securing philanthropic support to advance the University’s mission and to enhance every student’s University experience. “Breaking Ground” is a comprehensive record of donors and how their gifts have opened doors for students, projects, and programs at ESU.

Make your end of year gift to the Warrior Fund by Dec. 31st!
12/10/2018

Make your end of year gift to the Warrior Fund by Dec. 31st! As you plan your year-end charitable giving, we hope the East Stroudsburg University Foundation is on your list of philanthropic priorities. Please support the Warrior Fund by giving the gift of education to an ESU student today.

The continued success of ESU is largely made possible by the generosity of alumni and friends like you. When you give your support, you enable East Stroudsburg University to provide students and faculty with experiences that positively affect lives for generations to come. No matter how much you give, your support makes an impact.

Memories Captured: 125th Anniversary Celebration video
12/5/2018

East Stroudsburg University’s 125th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 25, 2018, at Terraview at Stroudsmoor Country Inn. This once-in-a-lifetime event raised more than $175,000 in support of student scholarships and provided a magnificent backdrop to honor Robert M. Moses, William B. Cramer, Esq., and the R. Dale and Frances M. Hughes Foundation with inaugural President’s Distinguished Medals.

Presidential Medals Awarded at ESU’s 125th Anniversary Celebration
10/25/2018

East Stroudsburg University Foundation and ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., hosted the university’s 125th Anniversary Celebration at Stroudsmoor Country Inn on Thursday, October 25.

The event intended to bring alumni, friends and the campus and regional community members together to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the institution.

Donors thanked at annual President’s Gala
9/14/2018

ESU Foundation Executive Director Rich Santoro reminded the guests that their generosity was responsible for the $2.8 million in support of ESU and it students during the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Thirty-five new scholarships were created, and ESU saw great success in the Baseball-Softball Turf Field enhancement project as well as the Wildlife DNA Lab project.

Golf Classic benefits Prince Hall scholarship
8/6/2018

In 1988, ESU adopted the Prince Hall Elementary School serving the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, Pa. The partnership established the Prince Hall Endowed Scholarship Fund at the ESU Foundation, which is awarded to Prince Hall scholars who demonstrate outstanding academic performance and a strong civic responsibility. Since its inception, 16 Prince Hall scholars have graduated from ESU thanks to this scholarship.

1893 Society members recognized at tea
5/28/2018

President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., welcomed members of the 1893 Society to her home on College Circle for an afternoon tea on May 25, 2018, when they were presented with recognition pins for their philanthropic commitment to ESU. CLICK HERE to see photos from the event.

Mount Airy Foundation Awards $20,000 Grant to ESU
5/22/2018

East Stroudsburg University and the East Stroudsburg University Foundation have been awarded a grant of $20,000 from Mount Airy Foundation to support the Community Athletic Complex Improvement Project at Creekview Park in Stroudsburg. The funding will assist with renovations and improvements to the ESSA and Hughes Field Complex at Creekview Park.

ESU Foundation names three new board members
5/10/2018

Robert Willever ’75 , East Stroudsburg University Foundation Board Chair, has announced the appointments of three new members to its Board of Directors. East Stroudsburg University alumna Wendy Jankoski ’82 of Englewood, Fla., retired staff member Robert Moses of Shawnee On Delaware, and student liaison Danielle Turner ‘20 were appointed during the board’s last quarterly meeting held on May 10, 2018.

Annual dinner celebrates the gift of scholarship
4/19/2018

Scholarship donors were inspired to hear how student scholarship recipients would make their mark on the world during the Tenth Annual Scholarship Dinner. Held April 19, 2018, at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, Pa., the East Stroudsburg University Foundation’s signature event drew more than 300 guests and gave students the opportunity to thank their donors in person.

ESU, Stroudsburg Little League break ground on new fields
4/10/2018

East Stroudsburg University and the East Stroudsburg University Foundation have been awarded a grant of $20,000 from Mount Airy Foundation to support the Community Athletic Complex Improvement Project at Creekview Park in Stroudsburg. The funding will assist with renovations and improvements to ESSA and Hughes Field Complex at Creekview Park.

ESU, the Stroud Township Board of Supervisors, and the Stroudsburg Little League broke ground for new baseball and softball fields at the athletic complex on May 3, 2018. The project was launched in June 2016 when the ESU Foundation kicked off a $1.8 million fundraising campaign to help pay for it.