Business leaders pledge big gift to SUNY Delhi
Community and business leaders Richard and Marilyn Wickham of Delhi have pledged a major gift of $50,000 to fund new technology at SUNY Delhi’s Resnick Library and Learning Center. They say they were inspired by the library’s namesakes, Louis and Mildred Resnick, to offer their support.
“We were close friends with the Resnicks for many years. In fact, I served on the College Council with Louis,” said Richard Wickham. “That’s why we chose to support Resnick Library when the opportunity was presented to me and my wife Marilyn.” Wickham noted that the timing of their gift was important as well—2008 marks the fifth anniversary of the rededication of the Resnick Library and Learning Center. The rededication followed a $1 million renovation of the facility that was funded in part by private gifts, including the Wickhams’ first donation to the library.
“We are extremely grateful to the Wickhams for their generosity,” said SUNY Delhi President Candace S. Vancko. “As community leaders, they understand that SUNY Delhi plays an important role in the community and have decided to make a personal investment in the college’s future. They understand that their support of new technology for the Resnick Library will help SUNY Delhi provide students with the best learning opportunities that are available.”
Resnick Library Director Pamela Peters is currently prioritizing a list of equipment, computers, and furnishings that will be purchased to help improve student services at the Resnick Library.
The Wickhams have a legacy of supporting SUNY Delhi. They first established the Richard and Marilyn Wickham Scholarship in 1994.