The College Foundation

The College Foundation

The College Foundation at Delhi was founded in 1964 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation to accept and manage gifts to SUNY Delhi. The College Foundation's mission is to:

  • Accept, encourage and receive gifts of funds and real property and to apply the whole or any part of the income from the principal exclusively for charitable and/or educational purposes;
  • Make grants of financial assistance to SUNY Delhi students;
  • Make grants of financial assistance to other organizations duly authorized by the college, which carry on charitable and/or educational activities; and
  • Assist in advancing the welfare, personal and professional growth of the faculty and staff at SUNY Delhi.

The Foundation's goals are focused. Through its program support, the College Foundation strives to:

  • Make a Delhi education affordable and accessible to students;
  • Have a positive impact on the quality of education;
  • Enhance and advance the college's educational mission; and
  • Enhance professional development for faculty and staff.


Edwin Griswold, President
Financial Planner
Delhi, NY

Charles Lefkowitz, Vice President
President, Charles A. Lefkowitz, Inc.
Port Jefferson, NY

Carol Bishop, Treasurer
Finance Director, Watershed Agricultural Council
Walton, NY

Michael T. Sullivan, Secretary
SUNY Delhi Vice President for College Advancement
Delhi, NY

Joel M. Smith, Executive Director
College Foundation Executive Director
Delhi, NY


Ana Almanzar
Chief of Staff, Interagency Coordinator for Nonprofit Services
NYS Governor's Office, Executive Chamber
New York, NY

Scott Fichten
Senior Vice President, Account Management, Drury Design Dynamics
New York, NY 

Peter Gioffe
President, The Delaware National Bank of Delhi
Delhi, NY 

Anthony Helstosky
Boston, MA

Michael R. Laliberte
President, SUNY Delhi
Delhi, NY

Neil Riddell
Otego, NY

Meg Sawicki
Department Assistant, Dean Rusk International Studies Program
Davidson College
Davidson, NC

Darryl Sheetz, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Darryl C. Sheetz
Tustin, CA