Supporters of Empire State College are passionate about why they give. Read the stories behind their gifts.

Althea Luehrsen '02, '10

Althea Luehrsen is a double alumna, with degrees from the Niagara Frontier Center and the School for Graduate Studies. She currently is Executive Director of Leadership Buffalo and owner of Strategic Solutions Group.


Lawrence Doyle '94

Lawrence Doyle ’94 is the founder of two finance companies, Kinetics Asset Management, which later became Horizon Kinetics, and Katierich Asset Management, where Doyle, who is semi-retired, still serves as co-founder and managing director.



Chris Feeley '86

Christopher Feeley ’86 knows a thing or two about being flexible. He spent his childhood on the road with his family – his dad was an auditor for Shell Oil Co. – living in 13 different places by the time he was in fifth grade.



Mary Raymond '99, '04

Alumna and member of the Alumni/Student Federation Board of Governors Mary Raymond '99, '04 had a distinguished career of working in the military, for the U.S. Secret Service and for the Department of Homeland Security.


Southern Tier Foundations

Students from the Southern Tier of New York - specifically Broome and Delaware counties - are the grateful beneficiaries of funding from several regional foundations. The Hoyt, Klee, Kresge, Martin and O'Connor Foundations all offer scholarships to students from these areas.