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Meet Our 1863 Society Members

Members receive invitations to special events, inclusion in the Bryant University Honor Roll of Donors, and a special 1863 Society memento.

If you have already arranged for Bryant in your estate plan, please download and complete the Bequest Intention form so that we may honor you as a member of the 1863 Society. If you prefer anonymity, you will receive all of the benefits of membership with the exception of public recognition.

Complete List of 1863 Society Members

Gary BowerPROFILES IN GIVING: Gary Bower ’72

Gary Bower is passionate about two things: Bryant University basketball and giving back. By giving to the University through his IRA, Bower can combine his passions into one slam dunk.

David and Barbara Allardice '61
Committed to helping Bryant students, the Allardices establish a lasting scholarship. They hope their gift will inspire future alumni to do the same.

Judith Allen '55
Bryant Professor Leger R. Morrison made an impact on Judith's life that she remembers nearly 70 years later. As thanks, Judith expanded her commitment to an internship fund in his honor with a generous bequest.

Robert L. G. Batchelor '56
Robert L. G. Batchelor arranges a “permanent give-back” to provide students with the same opportunities that launched his 45-year accounting career.

Artacky Berberian '09
When Artacky Berberian graduated as a member of the Class of 1909, little did he know that his future would be replete with a life-long commitment to his alma mater that would extend into the next century.

Frank '61, '72 and Caryl '61, '71 Bingham
As students, alumni, faculty, and parents, Frank and Caryl Bingham find many ways to keep the Bryant connection strong.

Eric J. Bisighini III '80 and Lynn (Donnelly) Bisighini '81
From their time as students to their campus visits today, the Bisighinis see a great school that continues to diversify its academic profile and its global identity.

P. James Brady III ’81 and Barbara Brady
Learn about what motivated the profoundly generous bequest by alumnus P. James "Jim" Brady and wife Barbara to Bryant's School of Business, and how it will transform students' lives.

Professor Glen D. Camp, Ph.D.
A dedicated educator and longtime champion for human rights, the late Professor Glen D. Camp made an impact on countless lives. His gift ensures he can continue making a difference for years to come.

Charles “Chuck” L. Caranci, Jr. ’88
A car wash owner and proud Bryant University alum shares why he decided to leave a legacy at his favorite school by using his estate plan.

Christopher A. Chouinard '86
Christopher Chouinard's experience at Bryant, coupled with his career as a financial planner, convinced him to include a gift to Bryant in his estate.

Eileen Cioe '69
Alumna recognizes the tuition burden for families and resolves to help others.

Alan Cooper '69
A Bryant alum and his wife recently made a gift in their will to Bryant Hillel. He hopes his support expands Bryant's campus community of Jewish students and inspire others to give as well.

J. Steven Cowen '69
J. Steven Cowen finds Bryant graduates a continual source of new ideas. His recent planned gift is just one facet of his active connection to the University.

Siro De Gasperis '57
A bit of faculty advice motivated Siro De Gasperis to establish lasting ties to the Bryant community.

† Nicholas A. DiRienzo '59
A forward-looking gift from Nicholas A. DiRienzo provides opportunity for students of business who have financial need.

Janet Blackburn Dunk '37
Devoted alumna makes a generous provision for her beloved Bryant.

Mary Dupont '68 and Robert Decelles
After leading the way for women in accounting and founding a nonprofit, Mary Dupont ensures that a scholarship will last well into the future.

†Raymond J. Fallon '58
After a long career in public service, Raymond J. Fallon leaves a meaningful gift with University-wide impact.

William J. Fox '64
William J. Fox '64 credits Bryant as the source of his professional success in sales and marketing.

Jeffrey '91 and Kimberly (Roy) '92 Fryer
The Fryers remember their parents’ sacrifices and make a gift to allow others the opportunity of a Bryant education.

Theresa Garlacy
Theresa Garlacy, head coach of Bryant’s volleyball program, and her husband, Ted, have made the first-ever planned gift to Bryant Athletics.

W. Dustin Goldstein '95
International sales manager W. Dustin Goldstein shares his expertise with current students while supporting the University’s ongoing growth.

Lucille Gotsell Killiany '46
Bryant meant everything to Lucille Gotsell Killiany '46. Read how she gave back to the University and how her legacy of generosity endures today through a gift in her estate plan.

Bernard A. Jackvony
Bernard A. Jackvony '67 is giving back to Bryant University for helping shape his outlook on life. Learn more about the powerful impact the University had on his long and distinguished career in law and public service.

John Joyce '53
A partial scholarship combined with hard work led John Joyce to a Bryant degree and his own business. He remains committed to helping others, through a scholarship for students of accounting and finance.

Alan '52 and Doris '52 Lang
Alan and Doris Lang were longtime supports of the University following their graduation. See how they extended their support for Bryant students beyond their lifetime with a gift.

David Leigh '54
A 60-year accounting career begins with Bryant. David Leigh '54 wants to make the same success possible for his grandchildren and others.

Edmund Lorenzo '68
Edmund Lorenzo '68, a long-time business teacher, creates opportunity for hard-working students.

Gregory Lyden '82
Grateful for his education, alumnus makes Bryant a beneficiary of a portion of his estate.

Diane Marolla '87
"Every day I get my inspiration from somebody. Hopefully my choice to do this will inspire somebody else. Bryant really is a special place."

Kenneth R. Middleton '63
Following an inspiring trip with fellow Bryant students and a special professor, Kenneth Middleton created a life-long bond with Bryant. His gifts will impact Bryant students for years to come.

Ronald Pittori '62
Ronald Pittori capitalizes on his success as a Blue Cross/Blue Shield sales leader and independent entrepreneur to fund an endowed scholarship.

Janet Rutter ’54
Through a charitable gift annuity, Rutter has helped to ensure Bryant's commitment to a rigorous education.

Dan Santos '52
Dan Santos credits Bryant for launching his 60-year career with New York Life. Loyalty, coupled with Bryant’s rise in national rankings, inspire him to give back.

Phyllis Schumacher, Ph.D.
Bryant University has connected the Shumacher family to a network of friends, social and cultural events and opportunities to learn and share knowledge. See how the family celebrates their Bryant legacy by funding scholarships for the next generation of women in STEM.

Dorothy (Hill) Smith ’48 and William R. Smith
The Smiths found a way to merge financial planning with their commitment to helping students.

Bernie Spirito '77
After talking last year with a former classmate who had already created a planned gift, Bernie Spirito '77 decided it was time to create his own Bryant legacy. He worked with the Bryant team to create the Bernard Spirito '77 Partners in Scholarship fund.

Wayne Stickles '67
After serving in the US Air Force, Wayne Stickles experienced the rapid rise of a career in sales management. He now hopes to help others create lasting memories as they pursue a Bryant education.

David Suaviso, Jr. '96
David Suaviso's planned gift represents his love and appreciation for Bryant and proves that anyone, at any age, can make a difference at the University.

Ellie Walsh '61
As one of only three women studying her chosen field at Bryant, Ellie Walsh is no stranger to challenge. She credits this, and her time at the University, with setting her up for success.

Elizabeth Yobaccio
Though Elizabeth Yabaccio came to Bryant to teach finance, she became instrumental in developing the University's international business programs—now among the best in the country. Now she's using planned gifts to show her appreciation for all the gifts Bryant gave her over her 27-year career.

† Deceased

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