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)

CNY Community Foundation 
Delta Air Lines 
Mary Jane Fennessey in Memory of John Fennessey 
Micron Technology Foundation Inc. 
National Grid

($10,000 - 24,999)

Community Bank
G&C Food Distributors Brokers, Inc.
Haylor Freyer Coon Inc
Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY
M&T Bank
John and Linda Pennisi
VIP Structures

($6,000 - 9,999)

Comfort Systems USA (Woodcock and Armani)
Edward Cranston
Golden Sun Bus Service Inc.

($3,000 - 5,999)

AmeriCU Credit Union 
Jennifer and Bill Anninos
Bond Schoeneck And King PLLC
Jonathan Brodock
Steve Case – Acropolis Realty Group
Richard E. Cote
Donna Deregis
Marcello Distasio
Dreissig Apparel Inc.
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
FastSigns of Syracuse
Anthony Ferraiolo
Gregory Gannett
The Hawkes Family
Kaye Hershberger Memorial Fund
Hill & Markes Inc
Hueber Breuer Foundation Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Bertram L. Lawson II
The Duke Malavenda Foundation Inc
Lana Mocciaro
William Moran
NBT Bank
Sally Lou and Fran Nichols
James Nobles
David and Stacey Otte
Matthew and Susan Paulus
Robert and Kelly Pelcher
Robert Penney
In Loving Memory of Charles Rock - The Rock Family 
SECNY Federal Credit Union 
United Auto Supply 
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($1,000 - 2,999)

Jason Allers 
The Allyn Family Foundation 
American Food & Vending Corp. 
Hernando Y. Arandia 
Kate Auwaerter 
Kevin and Lisa Bernstein 
Bright Funds Foundation 
Burns Brothers Contractors 
Molly Ryan and Tim Byrnes 
C & S Engineers, Inc. 
Marti and Scott Cacciola 
Mariella Canady-Towns 
Judy Carr 
Nina Chiles 
Christopher Citro 
Larry and Shelly Clark 
Jessica Cohen in Memory of Norm Cohen 
Columbus Foundation 
Jeri (Cos) Costich 
Dr. Ruben Cowart Jr. 
Diane Crawford 
Steven M. Critelli 
Jeffrey Crooke 
Meg Davis 
Vita DeMarchi 
Lori Dietz 
Doris Hildebrandt 
Cynthia Dowd Greene and Mark Greene 
The Eaton Family 
Paula Mallory Engel 
In Memory of Bob and Nancy Enslin 
Christopher Fiello 
First Light 
Pat Floyd-Echols 
Mary and Joe Flynn 
John and Jennifer Funiciello 
The Gamage Family in Memory of John Gamage 
Amy Grabowski 
Timothy Graham 
Erin and Tim Grayson 
Tom and Kelly Griffith 
Tiffany Guenther 
Hancock Estabrook LLP 
Lisa Harrell 
The Hays Family 
Jason Horesco 
Wu-Teh Hsiang 
Shawn and Brenda Jacobs 
Elaine and Steven Jacobs 
Dr. Ralph Janicki 
Mary and Hans Jensen 
Tom and Corrinne Johnston 
Arthur A. Jutton 
Ed and Susan Kelley 
Scott Kelley 
King & King Architects LLP 
Jim and Kristin King 
Russell King 
Sandra and John Kinsella 
Patricia and Kenneth Knutsen 
Kris-Tech Wire 
Dr. Gordon Kritzer and Nancy Case Kritzer 
Jill and Ray Lawlor 
Les Mills  
Fitness Life 
Ami S. Longstreet 
Rich and Rita MacDonald 
The Mann Family 
The Manning Family 
Tom and Val Manzo 
Robert and Sandra Markowski 
Vanessa Martell 
Charles Martin and Johanna Keller 
Anne and Kemper Matt 
Bishop Colette Matthews-Carter 
Michael and Marilouise Mattson 
Mark Mcananey 
Marie McGowan 
Dave McKenney 
Jack McLoughlin 
Phil Memmer and Michelle Reiser-Memmer 
Wallace and Nancy Memmer 
Anne Menter 
Jeff and Peggy Menter 
Beth and Tim Monaco 
Jeanne Morelli 
The Palmer Morgenthien Family 
Margaret Morone-Wilson 
Allen Naples 
Drew Nelson 
Tracy Newman 
Stefanie Noble 
Tracy Noble 
Shaun Norfolk 
Stephen and Wendy Osborne 
Deborah Panebianco in Memory of Kerry Spaulding 
Nataraj Parawar 
The Pelletier Family 
Huda Pertgen 
Chad Phinney 
Ronald Planty 
Tony and Julie Procopio 
Cheryl and Alex Pusztai 
James and Jean Rautio 
Raymour & Flanigan 
Enid G. Reiley 
Scott and Katie Reinhardt 
Frank and Frances Revoir Foundation 
Alicia and Matthew Roberson 
Rotary Club of Dewitt, Inc. 
Josh and Amanda Royce 
Sarah Ruhlen 
Liz Malcolm Scheibel 
Ellen Schwartz
Ruth and Stuart Schwartz
Mary Paula Smith
Penny Snell
Jennifer Stapleton
James Stoddard
Kristin Swift
TBT Enterprises
Morgan Thurston
The Upstate Foundation
Victor and Kelly Vaccaro
Maryam Wasmund
Geoff and Amanda Wells
Heather Wilson
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