Gotta love those New Yorkers. Recently, a retired social studies teacher in Cortland, New York, decided to give $5.2 million to the State University of New York in Cortland. The money will help to pay for scholarships for children of recent immigrants.
As expected, the donor is the son of Italian immigrants who says that the school in central New York launched his teaching career in the 1950s. He wants to help other similar children, whose parents and grandparents have arrived to New York in pursuit of the American dream.
This gift, from John Fantauzzi, is the largest single gift that SUNY Cortland has seen in its 140 year history. Way to go Mr. Fantauzzi!