Fay A. Rozovsky, J.D. ’73, ’08Hon. gave to Providence College throughout her lifetime, as one of the first women to attend the college when it became coeducational in 1971, as the mother of two alumni, Joshua Rozovsky ’06SCE and Rabbi Aaron Rozovsky ’08, and as vice president and president of the National Alumni Association from 2009-12.
A life well lived is often the catalyst for paying good fortune forward. So is the case with retired U.S. Army Col. and Mrs. Noel J. Doyle, Jr., whose gift to the School of Continuing Education recently established a new scholarship fund for veterans of military service who are SCE students or who have dependents who study in the school. The Doyles also have included Providence College in their estate plans, designating a portion of their finances to enhance the scholarship fund.
Ann E. Simeone ’79 spent her entire career with the federal government in Washington, D.C. When she retired as a senior analyst with the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security, she named Providence College as a 10 percent beneficiary of her estate.
Bernie Amero earned his chemistry degree from Providence College in 1970. But for Amero, his love for PC did not end at graduation. Over the last five decades, whenever he was driving home to Medford, Massachusetts, he would stop to visit his beloved campus and see how it was flourishing.
John T. Mitchell ’67 & ’94P and his wife, Sara Mitchell ’94P, made Providence College beneficiary of their individual retirement account valued at $50,000. The Mitchells’ generous planned gift will fund the John J. and Rosanna M. Mitchell Scholarship. The Mitchells established the fund on April 22, 2014, in memory of John’s parents.
“But for the scholarship I received at Providence College, I would not have attended PC. I have always felt a moral obligation to give back. I chose to do this in two ways—through outright donations and a planned gift. We all have an opportunity and a responsibility to pay forward the excellent education we received to future generations.”
Andrew “Andy” Corsini ’57 didn’t have it easy while attending Providence College. He didn’t have much back then. But he did have the support of one professor who took a personal interest in him, even though he sometimes dozed in class after pumping gas until midnight to pay his way through college. That support, and the friendship that came afterward, is what led him to establish the Gus Coté Scholarship Fund.
Strength of character and a resilient spirit are two enduring values embodied in a PC education. They are values not just evident in the classroom, however. The Friars men’s basketball team has displayed them for decades, most recently in this spring’s fifth consecutive appearance at the NCAA Big East Tournament. John Reid ’66 and Frank Richard ’70 both say it is the display of those values on the national stage, and the benefits that delivers for the college far beyond the basketball court, that inspired them to make planned gifts to support athletics at PC.
Monsour, who counseled clients from Florida to Alaska over his 40-year career, set up a $500,000 charitable remainder trust to establish the Dr. John V. Monsour Endowment for Counseling Education. The endowment provides financial aid to master’s-level students in the College of Professional Studies who plan to go into a counseling field.
Dr. Raymond P. Heath ’65 and his wife Carol feel tremendous “pride in Providence College’s evolution over the last 100 years.” Both see PC as a highly regarded, competitive, national College with facilities to rival the best. Ray established two charitable gift annuities totaling $65,000 to support the Angel Fund in honor of his 50th Reunion and to celebrate Providence College’s centennial. The Angel Fund enables students facing temporary but unexpected challenges to meet the financial costs of continuing their studies, uninterrupted.
Peter Wall ’61 has long supported Providence College through donations and volunteerism. He currently serves as one of the Class of 1961 committee members, rallying support and participation from his former classmates. Peter and his wife Mary Ann named PC in their will with a gift of $25,000, designated to support the PC Fund in honor of Peter’s upcoming 55th Reunion.