Russ Romano Named Genesee Foundation Campaign Leader - Our Best Investment

NEWS RELEASEGenesee Community CollegeOne College Road, Batavia, NY 14020-9704Office of Development and External Affairs

Donna Rae Sutherland, Associate Director of Marketing Communications 585-343-0055 Ext. 66

Russell Romano of Batavia, Manager of Nothnagle Realtors' Batavia Office has been named General Chair of the Genesee Community College Foundation annual campaign. Mr. Norbert Fuest, President of the Foundation Board of Directors made the announcement at a recent Foundation meeting.

In addition to being a realtor, Mr. Romano is a Senior Instructor for the New York State Association of Realtors presenting professional designation courses throughout New York State. He also presents sales and management seminars to real estate organizations across America. Mr. Romano is listed in "Who's Who in Professional Speaking" and is a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association.

For years he has been involved in community and volunteer activities. Mr. Romano served as President of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, Co-Founder of Genesee Cancer Assistance, District Chairman for the Genishua District of the Boy Scouts of America and long time volunteer for Camp Good Days and Special Times.

This year's campaign theme, Our Best Investment, reflects the desire to support excellence in the classroom through scholarship incentives to students with the potential for high academic achievement. The Foundation's Board of Directors has also made it a high priority to make a college education available to all area residents who are capable, regardless of their ability to pay. "The presence of the College in our community is an economic asset," said Mr. Romano, "and every dollar we invest in the College is returned to us with better informed citizens and a workforce trained in needed skills."

The Genesee Community College Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing service and support to Genesee Community College. It is led by a twenty-seven member board of directors comprised of local business and civic leaders. The Foundation, formed in the mid-eighties to provide philanthropic support to the College, provided 506 scholarships to Genesee students last year totaling $197,732. Gifts to the campaign may be sent to the Genesee Community College Foundation, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020. For further information call (585) 345-6809, write to the address above, or to foundation@genesee.edu.

Please note: A photograph of Mr. Russ Romano, manager of Nothnagle Realtors' Batavia Office and the newly named Genesee Community College Foundation campaign leader is available by going to the following Internet address:http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Russ_Romano.jpg

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