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On Oct. 21, 2017, during Homecoming-Reunion Weekend, donors and leadership volunteers gathered in the new Admission House to celebrate Milestones, the annual event that recognizes loyal supporters devoted to making a difference at Susquehanna University. It is an opportunity to thank and honor the extraordinary people who keep Susquehanna strong.

We are proud that our supporters believe in our mission, and we're deeply grateful for their continued generosity and engagement.

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The 2017 event celebrated the induction of the late Robert Gabrenya ’40 and his wife, the late Thelma Gabrenya, into the Susquehanna Society. The society honors donors whose lifetime giving to the university exceeds $1 million.

The Gabrenyas are entering the Susquehanna Society posthumously with their ultimate gifts coming through their estates. As a student, Robert was involved with Phi Mu Delta as well as the basketball and baseball teams. He had a long and successful career at Slovenian Savings & Loan in Johnstown, Pa. Thelma was a self-employed insurance agent as well as a member of the Community Arts Center and Trinity Lutheran Church in Johnstown. Robert’s dedication to Susquehanna was recognized with the Alumni Service Award in 1986.

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In addition, the annual Milestones event honors our:

Lifetime Giving Society

Whose members have given in excess of $100,000

John App Circle

Whose members provide future support for Susquehanna through deferred or estate gift commitments

President's Associates

Individuals who annually contribute $10,000 or more

Benjamin Kurtz Society

Honoring those who annually contribute $1,000 or more

Consecutive Years of Giving

Individuals who have given annually for more than 10 years

Leadership Volunteers

Who serve on our boards; sponsor and host admission events; come to Break Through; and pledge 50+ hours to SU SERVE

Orange and Maroon Club

Leadership donors who made gifts in support of athletics

Champions for Growth

Our newest giving society celebrating individuals who complete all five traditions of a Susquehanna Champion