At the Y, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone - regardless of age, income or background - has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Our work wouldn’t be possible without our donors.

We’re especially grateful to the following, who made leadership gifts of $1,000 or more. They are part of a circle of supporters founded in 2005 to honor the memory of Dick Besse, a philanthropist, long-standing member and leader of the YMCA of Central New York. 

Over several decades, Dick gave generously to advance our mission. Besse Society members are recognized year-round in each YMCA branch. For more information, please contact our development office at 474-6851, ext. 317.

($25,000 and up)

Delta Air Lines
Mary Jane Fennessey in memory of John Fennessey
Hueber-Breuer Foundation Fund
National Grid

($10,000 - 24,999)

G&C Food Distributors & Brokers, Inc.
Ichor Life Sciences, Inc.
John and Linda Pennisi
SADA Charity Preview
Glenys Tobin
VIP Structures

($6,000 - 9,999)

Jerome Bailey
Comfort Systems USA
Kevin & Alex Coursen
Golden Sun Bus Service Inc.
Beth and Tim Monaco
Maryam Wasmund

($3,000 - 5,999)

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
Jonathan Brodock
Steve Case - Acropolis Realty Group
Dave Chalifoux, AAMS,
CFP Edward Jones Investments
Larry & Rochele Clark
Edward Cranston
Marcello Distasio
Maureen Dore
Dreissig Company
Maureen Drescher
Fastsigns Of Syracuse
First Light
Haylor, Freyer & Coon Inc.
Hematology-Oncology Associates
Kaye Hershberger Memorial Fund
Hill & Markes, Inc
Mike Kerwin
Audrey Langkammerer and Sage Todd
Mr. and Mrs. Bertram L. Lawson II
Robert and Sandra Markowski
NBT Bank
Sally Lou and Fran Nichols
Robert and Kelly Pelcher
Johonna and Drew Pelletier
Profound Mastermind Group
In Loving Memory of Charles Rock - The Rock Family
Ruth Schwartz and Stuart Schwartz
SECNY Federal Credit Union
TBT Enterprises LLC
Carlos Thompson
United Auto Supply

($1,000 - 2,999)

Advantage Sport Fitness Inc.
American Food & Vending Corp.
American Fundraising Foundation Inc.
The Amos Family
Jennifer and Bill Anninos
Hernando and Elsa Arandia
Kate Auwaerter
Lisa Bachar
Kevin and Lauri Bernstein
Bousquet Holstein PLLC
C & S Engineers, Inc.
Martha Cacciola
Mariella Canady-Towns
Judith Carr
Nina Chiles
Jessica Cohen
Columbus Foundation
Jerri (Cos) Costich
Richard Cote
Richard (Rick) Cote
Diane Crawford
Steven M. Critelli
Megan Davis
Lee and Chris DeAmicis
Vita DeMarchi
Richard Deregis
Richard DeVito
Lori Dietz
Donald and Kathleen Distasio
Cynthia Dowd Greene and Mark Greene
Susan Downey
Kate Drescher
The Eaton Family
Paula Mallory Engel
In Memory of Bob and Nancy Enslin
Ed and Lee Epprecht
Alexandra Epsilanty
Equitable Foundation Fund
Judith Falcone
The Fischer Family
Allen Fletcher
Pat Floyd-Echols
Mary and Joe Flynn
Jim & Shari Freyer
John and Jennifer Funiciello
Walter Gaceta
The Gamage Family
in memory of John Gamage
Kenneth Gavurnik
Bruce and Nancy Gianni
Timothy Graham
Erin and Tim Grayson
Tom and Kelly Griffith
Hancock Estabrook, LLP
Lisa Harrell
The Hawkes Family
Heart Work Leadership Group
Doris Hildebrandt
Bob and Kay Hornaday
Impact Assets
Elaine and Steven Jacobs
Shawn and Brenda Jacobs
Maarten Jacobs
Mary and Hans Jensen
Jewish Community Foundation Of CNY, Inc
David Johnson
Tom and Corinne Johnston
Arthur Jutton
Ed and Susan Kelley
Russell King
John King
Sandra and John Kinsella
George Kirkpatrick
Ted and Linda Kiteveles
Kris-Tech Wire Company
Gordon and Nancy Kritzer
Jill and Ray Lawlor
Joseph Lee
Les Mills United States Trading Inc.
Scott Lickstein
Linda Littlejohn
Rich and Rita MacDonald
The Manning Family
Tom and Val Manzo
Carol and Nick Marsella
Charles Martin and Johanna Keller
Anne and Kemper Matt
Michael and Marilouise Mattson
Mark Mcananey
George McGuire
Dave McKenney
Wallace and Nancy Memmer
Philip Memmer and Michelle Reiser-Memmer
Margaret Morone-Wilson
Maryan Muse
Drew Nelson
Tracey Noble
Stefanie Noble
In Memory of Terence Nyman (1950-2013)
Linda & Peter Obourn in memory of John Fennessey
Oneida Lake Brew Haus
The Palmer Morgenthien Family
David Panasci
Deborah Panebianco in memory of Kerry Spaulding
Nataraj Parawar
Frederick B. Parker
Huda Pertgen
Chad Phinney
Ronald Planty
Tony and Julie Procopio
Cheryl and Alex Pusztai
Michael and Vicki Quigley
Heather Ranalli
James and Jean Rautio
Scott and Katie Reinhardt
Frank And Frances Revoir Foundation
Elizabeth Riker
Alicia and Matthew Roberson
Patrick Rohe
Molly Ryan & Tim Byrnes
Jerod Schoonmaker
Josh Schupack
Ellen Schwartz
Thomas Sharkey
Carol Smith
Mary Paula Smith
George and Rita Soufleris
Edward Spencer
Jennifer Stapleton
Stewart’s Shops
Kristen Swift
The Szatkowski Family
Tom Tenerovicz
Stephen Thomas
Morgan Thurston
David Towers
George Tremiti
Amy Tucker
Upstate Foundation Inc
Victor and Kelly Vaccaro
Maryam Wasmund
Carrie Wayne
Geoff and Amanda Wells
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
Hal and Pat Welsh