Saturday, April 13, 2013

Another NYSACAC Cross Post - Joan Zinner Scholarship Fund Contributions Sought

Dear NYSACAC Colleagues,
My mother, Joan Zinner, a long-time college counselor and a past president of NYSACAC, passed away on April 22, 2008. In May of that year, I met with Michael Acquilano, who was then President of NYSACAC, to design a vehicle which would honor my mother's life, her commitment to college counseling and her role as a mentor to professionals within our association. We quickly determined that a fund to support participation in the annual conference would be the ideal solution.
 The first grants were awarded just a few weeks later, allowing two secondary counselors to attend the 2008 NYSACAC Conference at Manhattanville College. Since then, the generosity of friends and colleagues have made it possible for 10 additional counselors to take part in what we all know are among the best professional meetings available to members of our field. Two more recipients will be named soon, and they will be with us at Canisius College this June.
 This year marks the fifth anniversary of both my mother's death and the establishment of the Joan Zinner Scholarship Fund in her memory. I hope that you will join me in marking this milestone with a gift to the Joan Zinner Scholarship Fund in support of NYSACAC and our professional community. 
 Contribution can be made through the NYSACAC website at Of course, I will be available to accept donations during the conference --- and to distribute donor ribbons. 
 Thank you for your support of this important project. 
 See you in June.

All the best,

Lisa Sohmer
Past President, NYSACAC

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