Kevin Dougherty Leads Genesee Community College's Scholarship Campaign in Livingston County

Kevin W. Dougherty, president, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Homes, is serving as Chair of the Livingston Division of the Genesee Community College’s annual campaign. Mr. Dougherty, an active member of the Livingston community, said that he recognizes the economic importance of having two campus centers located within the county borders. Not only does their presence encourage residents to seek higher education and to be trained in careers and skills needed in the workforce, but they provide employment opportunities and additional spending in the community. The scholarship campaign supported by individuals and businesses increases the likelihood that students will have access to college; sometimes only a small amount of financial help is needed to encourage them to enroll and to retain them in college.

Mr. Dougherty said, “The campaign theme, Genesee at 40, encourages us to look back to the founding of the College, but also to look ahead to a flourishing future. We can choose to be pro-active through our support of students through scholarships. Scholarships attract students with high academic potential to the classrooms; help retain students who otherwise may be at risk of dropping out due to financial concerns, and, again, support our local economy by training our work force in needed skills.”

Community campaign leaders and volunteers that are assisting in the Livingston campaign are:
• Denise Morley of Dansville, Director of Human Resources, Noyes Memorial Hospital
• Jim Culbertson of Dansville, Livingston County Clerk
• Jon Shay of Dansville, Vice-president, Main Tire Exchange
• Michele Theilen of Arkport, Branch Manager, Five Star Bank, Dansville
• Paul Schaefer of Dansville, Director, Diagnostic and Rehab services, Noyes Memorial Hospital
• Susan Colegrove of Dansville, Branch Manager, Community Bank, NA, Dansville
• Tammy Ingram of Dansville, Director of Community Relations, Noyes Memorial Hospital
• Thomas Wamp of Dansville, Thomas Wamp Realtor, Dansville
• Bill Bacon of Dansville, Assistant Vice-President, Five Star Bank, Geneseo
• Bill Brennan of Livonia, Manager, Upstate Farms, Rochester
• Chris Ludwig of Livonia, Branch Manager, Five Star Bank, Caledonia
• David Kress of Livonia, community volunteer
• Diana Williams of Livonia, Branch Manager, The Bank of Castile Avon Office
• Doug Crego, Regional Manager, Five Star Bank, Geneseo
• Eric Barnard of Lakeville, Branch Manager, Five Star Bank, Geneseo
• John Haugh of Livonia, Certified Financial Planner, Five Star Investment Services
• Kelley Howard of Dalton, Branch Manager/Vice-President, Five Star Bank, Lakeville
• Melissa Szczesniak of Livonia, Business Manager, St. Matthew Church, Livonia
• Roberta Klapper of Pavilion, Office Manager, Linwood Turf Equipment, Linwood
• Terry McCarron, Remax Hometown Choice, Lakeville
• Roger Christiano, Foundation Board Director & President, Christiano Cellular, Geneseo
• Toni Ann Moore, Foundation Board Director & Senior Clerk, Surrogate’s Court, Geneseo

The Genesee Community College Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing service and support to Genesee Community College. A thirty-member board of directors comprised of local business and civic leaders leads the board. The Foundation, formed in the mid-eighties to provide philanthropic support to the College, provided 511 scholarships to Genesee students last year. Livingston County volunteers are in the field and letters have been sent to many county residents.

Please give generously to this year’s campaign. Gifts may be sent to the Genesee Community College Foundation, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020. For further information, write to the address above, or to or call (585) 345-6809.