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Hudson Valley Community College Names Director of Major Gifts, Gift Planning \"Photo

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Thursday, June 17, 2004

Clifton Park resident Marvin R. LeRoy Jr. joins Foundation staff

Marvin LeRoy Jr.
Marvin R. LeRoy Jr. of Clifton Park has been named director of major gifts and gift planning at Hudson Valley Community College.

LeRoy provides leadership for a comprehensive major gift program for the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable corporation formed in 1983 to philanthropically support the college's mission. Gifts to the Foundation from alumni, corporations and friends are used to enhance programs, facilities and scholarship opportunities at the college

He is responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of both outright and deferred gifts to the Foundation, and oversees the Foundation's Heritage Society, which recognizes the generosity of donors who have provided for the college through bequests, trusts and other life income.

LeRoy has more than 20 years experience in institutional advancement, development and non-profit organization management, and has strong ties to the Capital Region's business and non-profit communities. He comes to Hudson Valley Community College from the Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York, where he served as president and chief executive officer for 10 years.

He served as development officer for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, and as executive director of several non-profit agencies, including the Kenwood Child Development Center in Albany. LeRoy also served four, two-year terms as Clifton Park's town supervisor, retiring in 1999.

LeRoy is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Public Administration and Greater Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Saratoga. He served on the Governor's Task Force on Managed Long Term Care; chaired the state Legislature's State Commission on the Capital Region; and in 2000 was named one of the Capital District Business Review's "40 Under 40."

He received his bachelor's degree in political science from Siena College and his master's degree in public administration from Sage Graduate School. He and his wife, Cynthia, have two sons.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.