Crown Leadership Circle is an initiative created to formally acknowledge our most generous benefactors. These experienced philanthropic advocates are a driving force in our efforts to create a better future for Cortland County.

Our Crown Circle leaders are individuals and foundation leaders who show their commitment to our community by generously giving to the United Way at a level of $500 and above. Donations are leveraged across the most effective, measurable programs addressing issues in family support, health and income. We are grateful to our Crown Circle members, as they play an integral role in providing thousands of individuals each year with programs and services they need to improve their lives.

Please contact Christella Yonta, Executive Director or Elizabeth Webster, Campaign Associate for more information.


Golden Crowns $10,000+

Cortland Community Foundation a

Diamond Society $5,000-$9,999 

Brooks Family Foundation

James M. Clark *                           

Cortland Noon Rotary Club a

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. During, Jr. a

Richard and Nancy Kroot

Emerald Society $2,500-$4,999 

Catherine Bertini and Thomas Knobel a

Cortland Community Service Club a

Stephen and Deborah Geibel *        

Joy L. Hendrick 

Meghan Henry, Park Family Farms a

Joan Luckhurst 

Molina Healthcare a

Victor and Ann Siegle a


Ruby Society $1,500-$2,499 

Marisa Clifford, DMD  

Cortland Rotary Breakfast Club a

Anthony and Patricia DiGiovanna

Dr. Stuart Douglas, DMD  

EDF Renewables a

Charles (Bud) and Barbara Jermy *             

David and Beverly Jones a

Terri Maxson 

Matt and Julie Neuman

William J. and Lynn M. Pomeroy *              

Dorothy A. Sarvay 

Michael and Kathleen Stapleton

Ellie and Phil Swarr a

Phil and Diane Tennant a

Antoinette Tiburzi 

Kenneth and JoAnn Wickman a

Sapphire Society $1,000-$1,499 

Dana Abbey 

Don and Linda Armstrong a

Roger W. Batchelder DVM *

Nicole Clark 

Ernest Dodge 

Dominion Foundation

John and Barbara Fauth *

Jacqueline Fergerson MD 

Carol Foster 

William J. Francis 

Gerald J. Gebhard 



Sapphire Society $1,000-$1,499 

Pat and Judy Hayes 

Mary Jo Helms a

Homer Congregational Church a

Charles (Chip) Jermy III 

Karin Kim-Yang a

Kent A. Klanderman 

Jarrod and Wendy Kolodziejczyk

Mark Leonard a

Tom and Judy Lickona 

Garry and Katia Marsted 

Sam Mason 

Christopher and Liesl Moheimani a

Doug and Ellen Rahner

Hon. Phillip and Marie Rumsey 

Kathleen Hennessy and Michael Shafer 

Bruce and Kimberly Stevens

United Presbyterian Church a

Ruth Ann Wood  ~

Jay Yonta 


Opal Society $700-$999 

Martha Allen 

Joe and Rita Armideo 

Dale and Diana Davis 

Amy DeMarco 

Warren S Eddy 

Evan and Jennifer Geibel 

Timothy Herman a

Juanita Larrabee 

John and Margaret Mason

Jane and Mason Morenus 

Lynn and Mike New 

Quartz Society $600-$699 

Michele Barno 

Mark and Carrie Jackson 

David and Beverly Jones 

Tammy Kieper 

Larry & BJ Wright Charitable Fund

Charlene Lindsey a

Delores Mandarano a

John P. Miller 

Brenda Mott 

Alan and Yee Rausch 

William Reif 

Laurie Sperger 

Carol Tytler a

Pearl Society $500-$599 

Barbara Ackley 

Anthony and Janice Argentine

Kristin Avery and Tim Lockwood

Gwendolyn Barbato 

Lee Bechtel 

Andrew and Teresa Brush 

Marcia Bulger 

Thomas Caminiti a

Charles Capanzano a

Loretta Cole-Eldridge 

Katherine Compagni a

Cortland Branch AAUW a

John and Brenda Cottone a

Jeffrey Craig 

Mark DePaull 

Greg and Nancy Diller 

Cecile Dorea

Cynthia and Gary Eberhart *

Bruce and Lisa Eves 

Friends of Homer Wrestling va

Stephen and Janine Franco

David Franke 

Krissy and Jeff Gambitta 

Sheryl Holbrook 

Susan Hoskinsa

Lisa Johnson 

Kristina Lambright 

Fred and Muriel Likel 

Craig Little 

Mike McMahona

Susan Orzell 

Mary Peterson 

Matt and Kate Pitcher 

Andrew and Susanne Polley

Mark Prus 

Don and Carol Reed *                     

Raimona Rowe 

Russell and Linda Ruthig 

Joe Shortsleeve 

David Tobias 

Ryan Tuttle 

Michael Twomey 

Carol Van Der Karr 

Ron and Marie Walsh 

Christella and Tony Yonta a

365 Small Business Leadership Circle 

Adhan Piping                                               Foxy's 

Austin Machine                                            Petrella Bros Auto Body  

Berkshire Hathaway-Heritage Realty         Upstate Auto Center 

Complete Construction Concepts             What's Hot Magazine 

Economy Paving Company                         X101 Always Classic 

* Charter Member

Foundation/Non-profit/Service Club

a Includes a gift to Cortland Cares COVID Fund


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