Foundation board names two members

Foundation board names two members

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 09:40
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Two Utica-area residents have been named to the SUNYIT Foundation Board of Directors.

LukeLewis_web.jpg Robert Luke Lewis of Clinton is a member and co-owner of Lewis Custom Homes, Inc., and has served on several local boards and committees including the Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation, Mohawk Water Authority, Utica Industrial Development Authority, and the Mohawk Valley Home Builders. He earned an associate’s degree from Mohawk Valley Community College and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport.

Scholefield_Robert_web.jpgRobert Scholefield of Deerfield is chief operating officer at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica and has served on several local boards and committees including Mohawk Valley EDGE, St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, Mohawk Valley Health Institute, and CNYONE. He earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNYIT and a master’s degree from the New School for Social Research in New York.

Chartered in 1974, the State University of New York Institute of Technology Foundation at Utica/ Rome Inc., is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation, organized under New York State law and granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation promotes, receives, invests and disburses private gifts to SUNYIT. It exists solely to benefit SUNYIT and its students by providing financial assistance to students and enhancing the learning environment through faculty research stipends and the acquisition of much needed equipment. The Foundation also funds special activities that enhance the academic environment.