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Donor Impact Stories

Category: Montclair State University Donors

Barbara Stephens-Rich

Object Lessons

Science, art and philanthropy on display in Richardson Hall teach lessons of collaboration and generosity

Dr. Koppell in auditorium with ravina family on stage

Celebrating Survival and Triumph

Ravina family honors mother’s incredible Holocaust story and father’s music legacy

Miriam Linver and Jennifer Urban

Character Counts

The Kern Family Foundation Awards $150,000 to Montclair’s Institute for Research on Youth Thriving and Evaluation

Julia Lanigan in front of paintings

Creating Pathways to Success

Montclair resident Julia Lanigan supports generations of students through the Future College Graduate Academy

Russell Reed

Scholars and Heroes

Decades ago, WWII hero Lt. Col. (Ret.) Russell Reed ’49, ’50 MA began donating to a scholarship that honored his father, Dr. Rufus Reed, emeritus professor of Chemistry and Physics. Today, Kelly Reed Hoelscher – who followed her father’s footsteps into the military – is continuing the family tradition through her support of the Reed Family Scholarship, proving that scholarship and heroism can go hand in hand.

Joetta Di Bella Sautter

Room to Explore: Joetta Di Bella Sautter ’69

Alumna pays it forward by encouraging students to explore opportunities

Cynthia Watson

Cynthia Watson ’99

Like many Montclair students, new University Foundation board member Cynthia Watson ’99 was the first in her family to attend college, and found success through hard work and her Montclair State education.

Denise Rover

Denise Rover ’84

Expanding her commitment to serve the University, Denise Rover ’84 brings broadcasting expertise and a passion for education to the Foundation Board.

Irv Dennis on stage answering questions

Irving (“Irv”) L. Dennis ’81

From humble beginnings to transforming a federal agency, Irv Dennis ’81 is committed to his alma mater and enjoys giving back to help the next generation.

Syrtiller McCollum Kabat

Dr. Syrtiller McCollum Kabat ’60

Through her recent gift to establish the Syrtiller McCollum Kabat Endowed Scholarship, Kabat is creating a path for students in the Red Hawk Fellows program.

Muth posed with his family

The Lasting Gift of Education

Honoring his parents, alumnus Chuck Muth ’77 creates a legacy for students

five women seated on a couch in a high-end loft apartment

West of Hudson Real Estate Lends a Hand to Vulnerable Students

With a “people first” philosophy, West of Hudson Real Estate is dedicated to helping families put down strong roots — and the firm’s support for Red Hawk Fellows echoes that mission.