THEY MET WHILE WAITING IN LINE AT THE DEAN’S OFFICE IN SHELDON HALL and fell in love at Oswego. Now, decades after that meeting and after 50 years of marriage, Ed ’62 and Janet Albreght Heinrich ’63 have made a special Reunion gift that will endow a scholarship fund for education majors.
“I started talking to Janet and cut the line,” Ed said. They dated a few times, but no real sparks until senior year when Ed asked Janet to iron a white shirt for him. He was desperate for help, so Janet ironed that shirt and the couple warmed to their new love.
Ed was president of the Class of 1962 and of Delta Kappa Kappa, and worked as a bus driver for the athletic teams. Janet was a member of Alpha Sigma Chi and the Catalina Club. Both went on to become teachers, and Ed spent 14 years in administration.
Along with Col. Jack James ’62 USMC (Ret.), Ed co-chaired the Class of 1962 Reunion giving committee. The 50th Anniversary Class of 1962 won the 2012 Reunion Participation Cup for a record-setting percentage of donors, with 147 donors or 48.5 percent of the class chipping in to raise $37,620.23.
Ed and Janet made a special Reunion gift to endow a scholarship for elementary education or technology education majors. Because Ed attended Oswego on the G. I. Bill, they would like the recipient to be a veteran.
“It is essential that we get the best into the classroom,” they said. The generous support of Ed and Janet Heinrich means that generations of the very best students will have the opportunity to become the best teachers of tomorrow.
To make a gift in honor of your special Reunion, contact the Oswego College Foundation in 215 Sheldon Hall or call 315-312-3003.
Is there anything more beautiful than a spring day in Oswego? Cherry blossoms outside Hewitt Union, sunbathing on the shores of Glimmerglass Lagoon, applauding the sunset from the Flat Rocks.
There is one thing equally beautiful. It’s the feeling you get from knowing that your gift to The Fund for Oswego is making a difference every day in the lives of current students.
Every gift counts.
If all of Oswego’s 77,000 alumni made a gift of $25 to The Fund for Oswego, that would add up to $1,925,000 in support for Oswego’s students.
Plus, your gift — of any size — makes a significant impact on the alumni participation rate. And, since alumni participation rates help Oswego to rise in prestigious rankings like the
U. S. News and World Report listing, your gift can increase the value of your own degree.
So do something beautiful — make your gift to The Fund for Oswego today!
Thanks to 6,808 alumni, faculty, staff, emeriti, parents and friends, The Fund for Oswego raised $3,007,242 from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012.
An alumnus who was the first in his family to have a passport and had his life changed by a study abroad experience through Oswego has made a generous gift to the college to pass on the opportunity of international experience to current and future students.
On July 1, 2013, Oswego will launch new levels in the President’s Circle, which recognizes Oswego’s most generous and loyal supporters.
When she was a young mother, divorced from her first husband, Pam Delfino ’10 wished she had had the opportunity to complete the college education she started before her marriage. “I cleaned houses, because I had no skills to fall back on,” she says of the struggle to support her young family.
Mark Baum ’81, co-chair of the Possibility Scholarship subcommittee of the Oswego College Foundation Board of Directors, and his wife, Cathy, aren’t just urging others to support the new initiative, they are leading by example.