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Executive Committee

  • Lucille Werlinich, Chair, Purchase College Foundation Board of Directors

    Lucille Werlinich

    Chair, Purchase College Foundation Board of Trustees
    Werlinich Family Foundation

    Executive Committee, Chair
    Investment Committee, Member
    Finance Committee, Member
    Nominating and Governance Committee, Member
    PAC Advisory Council, Member

  • David Fleisher, Member, Purchase College Foundation Board of Directors

    David M. Fleisher, Esq. ’75

    Vice Chair, Purchase College Foundation Board of Trustees
    Principal, Law Office of David M. Fleisher, P.C.

    Executive Committee, Vice Chair
    Nominating and Governance Committee, Chair
    Alumni Engagement and Development Committee, Member
    Finance Committee, Member

  • Michelle Ifill, Vice-Chair, Purchase College Foundation Board of Directors

    Michelle C. Ifill

    Vice Chair, Purchase College Foundation Board of Trustees
    Retired, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Verizon Corporate Services Group, Inc

    Executive Committee, Vice Chair
    Nominating and Governance Committee, Member

  • Suellen McAvoy Peluso ?77

    Suellen McAvoy Peluso ’77

    Vice Chair, Purchase College Foundation Board of Trustees
    Broad Cove Consulting, LLC

    Alumni Engagement and Development Committee, Chair
    Executive Committee, Member
    Nominating and Governance Committee, Member

  • John Klingenstein

    William Klingenstein

    Secretary, Purchase College Foundation Board of Trustees
    President, Klingenstein Capital, LLC

    Executive Committee, Secretary
    Finance Committee, Member

  • Judith Riggs, Treasurer, Purchase College Foundation Board of Directors

    Judith A. Riggs

    Treasurer, Purchase College Foundation Board of Trustees
    Founder and President, Judith Riggs & Company, Inc.

    Executive Committee, Treasurer
    Finance Committee, Chair
    Audit Committee, Member
    Investment Committee, Member
    Nominating and Governance Committee, Member

  • Clifford H. Aronson

    Clifford H. Aronson

    Trustee, Purchase College Foundation
    Partner, Skadden

    Executive Committee, Audit Committee Chair
    Audit Committee, Chair
    Finance Committee, Member
    Investment Committee, Member

  • President Milly Peña, PhD

    Milagros “Milly” Peña

    Ex-Officio Trustee, Purchase College Foundation
    President, Purchase College, SUNY

    Executive Committee, Ex-Officio
    Nominating and Governance Committee, Ex-Officio
    Investment Committee, Ex-Officio

  • Gerhard Seerbacher

    Gerhard R. Seebacher

    Trustee, Purchase College Foundation
    Owner, Boulder Hill LLC

    Executive Committee, Investment Committee Chair
    Finance Committee, Member
    Investment Committee, Chair

Trustees

  • Umran Beba

    Umran Beba

    Trustee, Purchase College Foundation
    Partner, August Leadership

    Alumni Engagement and Development Committee, Vice Chair
    PAC Advisory Council, Member

  • Laura Doherty

    Laura Doherty

    Ex-Officio Trustee, Purchase College Foundation
    Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Purchase College, SUNY and Executive Director of the Purchase College Foundation and Charitable Entities

    Alumni Engagement and Development Committee - Ex-Officio
    Executive Committee - Ex-Officio
    Finance Committee - Ex-Officio
    Investment Committee - Ex-Officio
    Nominating and Governance Committee - Ex-Officio
    Performing Arts Center Advisory Council - Ex-Officio

  • Vicki Gillespie, BEc, FAICD, FAIM.

    Vicki Gillespie

    Trustee, Purchase College Foundation
    SVP and Global Process Executive for PepsiCo

    Audit Committee, Vice Chair
    Finance Committee, Member

  • Richard A. Muskus, Jr.

    Richard A. Muskus, Jr.

    Trustee, Purchase College Foundation
    Chief Revenue Officer, Carver Federal Savings Bank

    Finance Committee,Vice Chair
    Audit Committee, Member
    Investment Committee, Member

  • Pell, Geri E.

    Geri E. Pell

    Trustee, Purchase College Foundation and Chair, The Performing Arts Center Advisory Council
    Chief Executive Officer, Pell Wealth Partners

    Investment Committee, Vice Chair
    PAC Advisory Council, Chair

  • John Ramberg ?76

    John Ramberg ’76

    Trustee, Purchase College Foundation
    Retired executive, Northrop Grumman

    Alumni Engagement and Development Committee, Member

  • Debra Roth

    Debra Roth ’76

    Trustee, Purchase College Foundation
    Executive Director, Head of Compliance Regulatory Group, Morgan Stanley

    Alumni Engagement and Development Committee, Member
    Audit Committee, Member

  • Peter J. Wise

    Peter J. Wise

    Trustee, Purchase College Foundation
    Founding Partner, DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP

    Finance Committee, Member
    Nominating and Governance Committee, Member

  • Paul Zukowski

    Paul Zukowsky

    Ex-Officio Trustee, Purchase College Foundation
    Chair, Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art

    Chair, Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art

Emeritus Board

  • Thomas Egan, Member, Purchase College Foundation Board of Directors

    Thomas F. Egan

    Trustee, Purchase College Foundation
    Private Investor and Business Consultant

  • Carl Austin, Emeritus Member, Purchase College Foundation Board of Directors

    Carl Austin

    Emeritus Trustee
    President, Austin Corporate Properties

  • Emily Grant, Emeritus Chair, Purchase College Foundation Board of Directors

    Emily Grant

    Emerita Trustee
    Emerita Trustee of the Purchase College Foundation and Chair of the Purchase College Foundation Emeritus Board

  • Phyllis Hyacinthe

    Phyllis Hyacinthe

    Emerita Trustee
    President, HMH Corporation

  • Patricia Jacobs, Member, Purchase College Foundation Board of Directors

    Patricia Jacobs

    Emeritus Trustee
    Charter Member, Purchase College President’s Club

  • Ann Scheur, Vice-Chair, Purchase College Foundation Board of Directors

    Ann Scheuer

    Emeritus Trustee
    Retired President, Kensington Management Consultants

In Memoriam

  • Don Cecil, Purchase College Foundation Board of Directors

    Donald Cecil (1927-2020)

    Beloved former member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees
    Founding partner, Cumberland Associates