Top Donors Receive Recognition

at SUNY Chancellor’s Event

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher on Oct. 28, 2013, celebrated the inaugural induction of The Chancellor’s Society, which recognizes top donors for their generous investments in Binghamton University and other SUNY institutions. Thanks to donors’ philanthropic support, Binghamton University and SUNY are transforming New York state and the world through the power of public higher education. The recognition event was held at Battery Gardens Restaurant in New York City.

Tyrone Muse, Binghamton University Foundation board member and CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union.

Tyrone Muse, Binghamton University Foundation board member and CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union.


Ferris Akel '59 (left), chairman of the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation; Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger (center); and Gerald Putman '76, MBA '84, executive director of the Decker Foundation.

Ferris Akel '59 (left), chairman of the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation; Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger (center); and Gerald Putman '76, MBA '84, executive director of the Decker Foundation.


From left to right: Douglas Johnson, treasurer of the Link Foundation and the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation; Ferris Akel '59, chairman of the Decker Foundation; State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher; Gerald Putman '76, MBA '84, executive director of the Decker Foundation; and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.

From left to right: Douglas Johnson, treasurer of the Link Foundation and the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation; Ferris Akel '59, chairman of the Decker Foundation; State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher; Gerald Putman '76, MBA '84, executive director of the Decker Foundation; and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger (left), with State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher (center) and Charles Kim '98, Binghamton University Foundation board member.

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger (left), with State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher (center) and Charles Kim '98, Binghamton University Foundation board member.


From left to right: Francis Battisti, executive vice president and chief academic officer/SUNY distinguished service professor at SUNY Broome Community College; Douglas Johnson, treasurer of the Link Foundation and the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation; Kevin Drumm, president of SUNY Broome; Catherine Williams, executive director of the BCC Foundation; Gerald Putman '76, MBA '84, executive director of the Decker Foundation; Ferris Akel '59, chairman of the Decker Foundation; and Tyrone Muse, Binghamton University Foundation board member and president and CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union.

From left to right: Francis Battisti, executive vice president and chief academic officer/SUNY distinguished service professor at SUNY Broome Community College; Douglas Johnson, treasurer of the Link Foundation and the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation; Kevin Drumm, president of SUNY Broome; Catherine Williams, executive director of the BCC Foundation; Gerald Putman '76, MBA '84, executive director of the Decker Foundation; Ferris Akel '59, chairman of the Decker Foundation; and Tyrone Muse, Binghamton University Foundation board member and president and CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union.


From left to right: Douglas Johnson, treasurer of the Link Foundation and the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation; Kevin Drumm, president of SUNY Broome Community College; Gerald Putman '76, MBA '84, executive director of the Decker Foundation; and Ferris Akel '59, chairman of the Decker Foundation.

From left to right: Douglas Johnson, treasurer of the Link Foundation and the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation; Kevin Drumm, president of SUNY Broome Community College; Gerald Putman '76, MBA '84, executive director of the Decker Foundation; and Ferris Akel '59, chairman of the Decker Foundation.


Gerald Putman '76, MBA '84, executive director of the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation (left), with Tyrone Muse, Binghamton University Foundation board member and president and CEO of Visions Federal Credit

Gerald Putman '76, MBA '84, executive director of the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation (left), with Tyrone Muse, Binghamton University Foundation board member and president and CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union.


From left to right: Francis Battisti, executive vice president and chief academic officer/SUNY distinguished service professor at SUNY Broome Community College; Tyrone Muse, Binghamton University Foundation board member and president and CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union; Catherine Williams, executive director of the BCC Foundation; Gerald Putman '76, MBA '84, executive director of the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation; Ferris Akel '59, chairman of the Decker Foundation; State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher; Douglas Johnson, treasurer of the Link Foundation and the Decker Foundation; Catherine Schwoeffermann, executive director of the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation Inc.; and Kevin Drumm, president of SUNY Broome.

From left to right: Francis Battisti, executive vice president and chief academic officer/SUNY distinguished service professor at SUNY Broome Community College; Tyrone Muse, Binghamton University Foundation board member and president and CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union; Catherine Williams, executive director of the BCC Foundation; Gerald Putman '76, MBA '84, executive director of the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation; Ferris Akel '59, chairman of the Decker Foundation; State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher; Douglas Johnson, treasurer of the Link Foundation and the Decker Foundation; Catherine Schwoeffermann, executive director of the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation Inc.; and Kevin Drumm, president of SUNY Broome.

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