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More than 100 community members and students gathered at the annual Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) dinner to honor this year’s recipients and to celebrate the GSA’s 45th anniversary. The evening began with a warm welcome from Vice President of Advancement Bob O’Connor, who spoke both about the GSA’s importance not only to students but to

Celebrating the 44th anniversary of the Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA), a gathering to thank donors and recognize scholarship recipients was held at the home of President Mark D. Gearan and Mary Herlihy Gearan on Wednesday, June 6.  More than 100 community members and students were in attendance. “The city of Geneva is full of people

The Vandervort Room will be transformed into a casino floor for the annual Casino Night fundraising reception hosted by the Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA). Members of the Geneva and HWS communities will partake in an evening of gaming to support the organization in providing endowed scholarships on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Geneva resident Mary Kelleher loved the children of Grove Street, where she spent most of her life, and she could often be found baking cookies for the crowds of kids. Although Kelleher passed away in 1993, her legacy to Geneva children has lived on. Through a recent gift from her estate, Kelleher gave more than

The Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) Casino Night, a fundraising reception and evening of gaming, will take place on Saturday, April 10. Prizes will be awarded as the evening draws to a close, including gift certificates for Mirbeau Inn and Spa, Geva Theatre, Glenora Wine Cellars, The Belhurst and Yankees tickets.   GSA is a community-driven

Celebrating the 42nd anniversary of the Geneva Scholarships Association (GSA), a gathering to thank donors was held at the home of President Mark D. Gearan. On Monday, June 7, the GSA, which has provided financial assistance to more than 100 Geneva youth to attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges, honored the generosity of those who

HWS students, graduates, parents, GSA Board Members and other community members gathered to celebrate the 42nd year of Geneva Scholarship Associates. “What began in 1968 with a small group of community members has provided assistance to nearly 200 students to date,” said President Mark D. Gearan.  “As colleges and universities struggle with the daunting task

In June, HWS students, graduates, parents, Geneva Scholarship Associates board members and other community members gathered to celebrate the 42nd year of Geneva Scholarship Associates. At the time, GSA Scholarship recipients Allauna Overstreet Gibson’14 and Alex Love’14 were announced, as well as recipients of the Robert R. Freeman and June W. Kuryla scholarship, first-years Marshall

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have received a pledge of $7.5 million from HWS Trustee Stuart Piltch ’82, P’11 and his wife Sari Feldman P’11 in memory of Stuart’s parents, Maurice “Roy” and Charlotte “Mildred” Piltch. The gift will establish an endowment to support scholarships for students who otherwise would not be able to attend HWS.

“His employees call him ‘Stunami’ because he’s got this amazing combination of intellect and enthusiasm,” says Chairman of the Board of Trustees David Deming ’75 of friend and fellow Trustee Stuart Piltch ’82, P’11. “The fact that he’s chosen to focus that intellect and enthusiasm on the Colleges is an honor that bodes well for