For Immediate Release — December 21, 2004



GENESEO, N.Y. — The Geneseo Foundation this fall elected a new officer and reappointed four members to its Board of Directors.

John Marshall Lockhart III of Geneseo was elected to a five-year term as a new member of the Foundation Board. Lockhart is an associate in the Presutti Law Office in Geneseo and a Livingston County public defender. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and his juris doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Monroe County Bar Association, the Livingston County Bar Association, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York State Defenders Association. Lockhart also serves as parking appeals adjudicator for the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he is responsible for judging challenges to campus parking citations.

The Foundation re-elected Dean A. Johnston and John P. Linfoot, both of Geneseo, to two-year terms, respectively, as chairman and vice chairman of the Geneseo Foundation Board of Directors. In addition, Tom Young of Fairport was re-elected to a five-year term as a director, and Kevin Gavagan, also of Fairport, was re-elected to a five-year term as treasurer and chair of the Foundation’s finance and investment committee.

Johnston and Linfoot are long-time leaders of the Foundation’s 25-member Board of Directors, which is made up of area professional, business, community and alumni representatives.

The Geneseo Foundation was established in 1971 as a private, non-profit organization to accept and administer gifts from alumni, friends and corporations, and manages endowment funds to benefit SUNY Geneseo. More than $17 million in private gifts have been made to the Foundation over the past decade, and the current endowment is nearly $6 million. More than 8,100 alumni and friends contributed $2.2 million to the Foundation during the 2003-04 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2004.

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