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.


Diamond Society


Brooks Family Foundation

James M. Clark*

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

Richard and Nancy Kroot


Emerald Society



Eddo and Mary T. deLang

Stephen and Deborah Geibel*

Joy Hendrick

Catherine Bertini and Thomas Knobel

Joan Luckhurst

Ruby Society


Jennifer Amato

Marissa Clifford

Stuart Douglas, DMD

James and Michele Gallagher

Barbara and Charles Jermy*

Key Bank Foundation

Sam Mason

Paul Paluszewski

William J. and Lynn M. Pomeroy*

Ronald Rivera

Dorothy Sarvay

Ellie and Phil Swarr

Michael and Kathleen Stapleton

Antoinette Tiburzi

Tupperware Brands Foundation

Kenneth and JoAnn Wickman


Sapphire Society


Dana J. Abbey

Mr. and Mrs. Bud and Diane Ames

Roger W. Batchelder*

Andrew and Teresa Brush

Tony and Patty diGiovanna

Dominion Foundation

Ernest Dodge

John and Barbara Fauth*

Jacqueline Fergerson, M.D.

Carol Foster

William J. Francis

Gerald J. Gebhard

George and Phyllis Haskell

Sarah Hinchcliff

Sapphire Society


Charles (Chip) Jermy, III

Kent Klanderman

Jarrod and Wendy Kolodziejczyk

Tom and Judy Lickona

Garry and Katia Marsted

Terri Maxson

Heather Sawyer-Mierke

Terry Morse

Matthew Neuman

Doug and Ellen Rahner

Hon. Phillip and Marie Rumsey

Mike Shafer and Kathleen Hennessy 

Jeffrey H. Stein DDS

Bruce and Kimberly Stevens

Philip and Diane Tennant

Jermy Vitale

Ruth Ann Wood

Jay Yonta 

Opal Society


Joseph and Rita Armideo

Don and Linda Armstrong

Kathleen Burke

Jennifer Curtis

Dale and Diana Davis

Amy DeMarco

Warren S Eddy

Mr. and Mrs. Evan Geibel

John and Margaret Mason

Mason and Jane Morenus

David and Lynn New


Quartz Society


Martha Allen

Gregory and Nancy Diller

Krissy Gambitta

Give Back Foundation

Mark and Carrie Jackson

James R. Jennison

David and Beverly Jones

Peter McGinnis

David and Kristin Pennock

Andrew and Dr. Susanne Polley

Alan and Yee Rausch

Amy Simmonds

Thomas and Jennifer Turck

The Larry and BJ Wright Charitable Fund

Pearl Society



Barbara Ackley

Anthony and Janice Argentine

Al Barbato

Gwen Barbato

Mary Bickford

Andrew and Teresa Brush

Steve and Theresa Cinquanti

Nicole Clark

Loretta Cole

Chris Conklin

John and Brenda Cottone

Jeffrey Craig

Mark DePaull

Tony and Patty diGiovanna

Cynthia and Gary Eberhart*

Bruce and Lisa Eves

Stephen and Janine Franco

James R. Jennison

Christopher Kuretich

Kristina Lambright

Juanita Larrabee

Fred and Muriel Likel

Charlene Lindsey

Craig Little

Paul Lorenzo

Lynn MacDonald

James A. Miller, DVM

John P. Miller

Kristen Miller

Susan Orzell

Joe Papaleo

Matthew and Kate Pitcher

Don and Carol Reed*

William and Melissa Reif

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ruthig

John and Karen Shirley

Joe Shortsleeve

Victor and Ann Siegle

Charles and Elizabeth Spaulding*

J. Bradley and Anita F. Stevens

Doug Tersoriero

Carol Tytler

Diane Wheaton

Christella and Tony Yonta


*Charter Member

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