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Meet Our Donors

Helping Students Today and Tomorrow
Marina Topken graduated from Ramapo College in 1987 with a degree in American and International Studies. She taught and translated German at several language institutions in the area and tutors children in underserved schools in Paterson, N.J. Marina has been a steady supporter of the College's Annual Fund since 1989. More

Making a Difference for At-Risk Children
Drs. Ellen and Jeffrey Kaiden Ellen Kaiden, Ed.D., established the Drs. Ellen and Jeffrey Kaiden Urban Educator Scholarship at the Ramapo College Foundation in 2005. Ellen is a professor of Reading and Education in the School of Social Science and Human Services. Her husband, Jeffrey, is an ophthalmologist practicing in Westwood, N.J. The intent of the Kaiden Scholarship is to foster interest in teaching at-risk students in urban environments. More

Growing Endowments, One Year at a Time
Arnold Mytelka was a member of the Ramapo College Board of Trustees from 1975 to 1980 and Chairman from 1979 to 1980. In 1983, he established a scholarship at Ramapo College in his mother's memory and in 2006 created an award in memory of his father. More

Recognizing Students with a Strong Commitment to Campus Life: The Saiff Family Scholarship Endowment
Dr. Edward Saiff and his wife, Roberta (Robby), have been active participants on many campus committees and have been generous contributors to a number of causes on campus, from scholarship funds to capital campaigns and the Annual Fund. More

Recognizing Outstanding Students Registered With the Office of Specialized Services
From the beginning of the College's history, Dr. Potter and his wife, Laurie, championed programs that increased access to Ramapo for women, veterans, minorities and people with disabilities. More

Ramapo "Gave Me the Opportunity to Succeed"
Dr. Anthony J. DeCarlo '77 is the co-founder and CEO of Red Bank Veterinary Hospital. Located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, Red Bank Veterinary ranks as one of the country's largest, premier and privately owned veterinary hospitals. Dr. DeCarlo earned his bachelor of science degree from Ramapo College in 1977 where he majored in biology and earned his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. More

Ramapo College Alumna Gifts $40,000 Life Insurance Policy to Benefit College Honors Program
The Debra McGuire Perry Family College Honors Endowment will be used to advance scholarship and academic excellence in the College Honors program. More

Local Resident Makes $500,000 Bequest to Establish Scholarship Fund at Ramapo College
Sofia Wojciechowski was born in 1917, the oldest of four children of Polish immigrants. Sofia grew up in Mahwah, N.J., and in 1945 she married Edward Dembia, who was also of Polish descent. More

Remembering a Legend: Dr. Milton M. Gittens
The Ramapo College community mourns the passing of beloved management professor Dr. Milton M. Gittens. A respected member of the Ramapo College faculty in the Anisfield School of Business, Dr. Gittens has created a legacy. More

Inspiring Gratitude at Ramapo College
Jackie Fain Garber graduated from Ramapo College in 1975 and became a kindergarten and Montessori teacher. In 2001, she and her husband, Paul, decided to establish an annual scholarship to recognize good students with financial need who may require a little help in paying their college costs. More

Investing in the Present, and the Future
Kathy Azzara graduated from Ramapo College in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the School of Social Science and Human Services. She and her husband, Michael, have been active supporters of the College for many years. More

Preserving the Memory of David Blauer
Marilyn and Martin Blauer's son, David, who was a Ramapo College of New Jersey student majoring in law and society, died in a car accident the day before graduation in 1994. Their annual and planned gifts support the David Blauer Memorial Scholarship. More

An Interview With Lisa Ryan '84
Over the years, Lisa Ryan has stayed closely involved with Ramapo College in many ways. More

The Benefits of Gift Planning
An Interview with Dean Emeritus Tim Robinson And Dean of Students Nancy Mackin More

The Charitable Gift Annuity Option: An Interview with Recent Ramapo Donor Frank Rodriguez
From my first visit to the Ramapo College campus, I was impressed with its ambiance and sense of purpose. More

Vitus Stablein '76: The Power of Insurance
Vitus Stablein was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on August 5, 1930. As an infant, he was sent to Germany to live with relatives during the Depression. More

Kathy Schulz Creates a Legacy at Ramapo
When Kathy Schulz '83 thinks back to her college days at Ramapo, she remembers the beautiful campus and the wonderful, dedicated faculty. More

Gift Helps Dunn Today, Ramapo College Tomorrow
Tom Dunn has been a steadfast supporter of Ramapo College since it was established in 1969. More


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