Changing of the Guards in the Annual Fund Leadership

During the Leadership Benefactors’ Celebration Dinner, outgoing National Annual Fund Co-Chairs, alumni Rich ‘88 and Lori ’95 Pizzarro, welcomed the incoming chairs, Judy Fogelsonger ‘82M and Forbes Borthwick.  A highlight of the Pizzarro’s term as co-chairs was a $100,000 challenge gift which successfully raised over $375,000 for the Annual Fund. “We are grateful to everyone who participated,” said Rich, “and we wish Forbes and Judy great success in the next two years.”  Rich will continue as a member of the SU Foundation Board and Lori as a volunteer with the General Alumni Board.

In the tradition of jump starting their fundraising efforts, the Pizzarro’s gave Judy and Forbes the $2.00 and $100 bills which previous Co-Chairs, Ron and Kate Conard, had given them.  To ‘up the ante’, they also gave another $100 bill to help launch their efforts.  “We appreciate the gesture,” said Judy. “We have big shoes to fill so every dollar helps!”

Judy and Forbes are long time volunteers with the SU Foundation.  Judy also serves on the College of Business Advisory Board. In 2014, she established the Judy K. Fogelsonger Scholarship.  “We are looking forward to learning more about Annual Fund initiatives,” said Judy, “and working with the Foundation staff and volunteers to accomplish the $2.7MM goal.”