Stony Brook Athletics honors 2013-14 endowed scholarship donors and recipients

Feb. 4, 2014


Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook Athletics announced and recognized its 2013-14 Endowed Scholarship donors and recipients during halftime of the men's basketball team's game vs. Hartford at Pritchard Gymnasium last Saturday.

Sixteen Stony Brook student-athletes were named scholarship recipients, and many of them were able to attend the event, meet their donors and engage with them during the game.

Endowments provide a permanent source of income whose invested interest is used to fund and support the mission of Stony Brook University Department of Athletics. Donors who provide a gift to fund an endowment become permanently linked with the Stony Brook Intercollegiate Athletic program and help support multiple generations of student-athletes.

Endowments are permanently invested by the Stony Brook Foundation, and a portion of the income generated by that investment is used for the purpose designated by the donor(s), such as athletic scholarships, supplemental salary support for coaches & administrators, specific programs, discretionary use, or other purposes. Another portion of the income is reinvested each year, enabling the endowment principal to grow, maintain its "spending power" against inflation, and provide a permanent stream of income over time. The principal is never spent and remains intact.

For those endowments that have a designated purpose, a committee annually reviews and ensures that the donor intent is being upheld and properly recognized. If you are interested in more information regarding endowments, please contact the Office of External Services at 631-632-6312.

2013-14 Stony Brook Athletics Endowed Scholarship Recipients

Joel Mitofsky Memorial Scholarship
Shayla Giosia, Softball

Elizabeth Desch Athletic Scholarship
Lisa Seyton, Women's Tennis

Wachter Family Athletic Scholarship
Kim Hanlon, Women's Basketball

Charles Gordon Heuser Memorial Scholarship
Allison Zelnick, Women's Swimming Diving/Volleyball

William J. Burke Scholarship
Dave Coley, Men's Basketball

Deputy Chief Raymond M. Downey Scholarship
Dimitry Russ, Football

Jonathan S. Ryan Scholarship
Tyler Hoffman, Men's Tennis

Joel Strum Kenny Athletic Scholarships
Davonte Anderson, Football & Larissa Nysch, Women's Soccer

Jack Foley Scholarship
Ahmad Walker, Men's Basketball

Howard R. Zern Track & Field Scholarship
Eric Speakman, Men's Cross Country/Track & Field

Eppenstein Family Scholarship
Eric McAlister, Men's Basketball

Alan Koch Family Basketball Scholarship
Teasha Harris, Women's Basketball

Ronald LaValle Memorial Scholarship
Mike Andreassi, Men's Lacrosse

Das Family Men's Soccer Scholarship
Alejandro Fritz, Men's Soccer

Middleton Family Student-Athlete Alumni Award
Josh Mason, Baseball