Class of 2017 Parents Fund

The Class of 2017 Parents Fund was chaired by Clive and Dawn Baillie, parents of Paris '17, and their leadership committee of 12 senior parents. They raised $738,632 in gifts and pledges to support two primary priorities: financial aid and health and wellness initiatives on campus. In addition to those two priorities, gifts were received to support other areas of interest, including faculty programs, athletics, student programs, sustainability initiatives and other things specific to students' experiences at Skidmore.

In recognition of participation and support of the project, a brick was engraved with the name of each student in the Class of 2017 and placed on the brick pathway near Case Center. 

The Class of 2017 Parents Fund Leadership Committee

Dawn and Clive Baillie, parents of Paris '17 (co-chairs), Ron and Patsy Buckly, Carol and Bruce Elstein'83, Jean and Hal Flack, Sig Friedman and Nancy Grossman, Jaime and Ed Goldberg, Cynthia Green and Joshua Jablons, Heather and Irwin Lowenstein, Lisa and Scot Melland, Laura and John Roche, Amy and Michael San Roman, Naomi Harris and Boulaye Traore, and Donna and Bob Walsh.



Give to the Senior Parents Fund

This fundraising project brings together parents, grandparents, and extended family members to honor and celebrate their graduating senior.

The senior parents fund has had a significant impact at Skidmore since 2001.  Skidmore parent volunteers launched the project, designed for three primary purposes:

When you make a gift of any amount, your senior's name will be inscribed on a brick in the patio adjacent to Case Center.  The brick pathway will serve as a permanent tribute to students' successes and help inspire others to follow in their footsteps.


For more information, contact Ann Dejnozka, Executive Director of Family Leadership Giving at 518-580-5635 or e-mail