For Immediate Release—Thursday, June 15, 2006


Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

(585) 245-5516

Jason A. Amore of Avon appointed

Director of the Fund for SUNY Geneseo

GENESEO, N.Y.—Jason A. Amore has been appointed director of the Fund for Geneseo at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Amore comes to Geneseo from Alfred University, where he has served as director of major gifts since 2004. In his new role, Amore will serve as a key player in the college's new effort to strengthen private support and increase its donor base. He will develop strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit donors; work closely with the Annual Giving Director to plan, organize and implement annual fund programs to raise private support by direct mail, phonathon and special targeted marketing efforts; and work closely with students, faculty and staff to assist in the organization and implementation of a range of college events. He assumed his new role June 12.

Amore brings to his new role extensive experience in reunion and athletic fund-raising initiatives, said Kim Faber, director of annual giving for the college.

"As we look to significantly increase our annual fund program, we couldn't be more pleased with Jason's experience and accomplishments in development. He will be a great addition to the team," said Faber.

Amore received his bachelor's degree in communication studies in 1997 and his master's degree in professional studies in community services administration in 1999 from Alfred University.

"I am honored to be joining the Geneseo team, and I look forward to working with Vice President Richard Dressner and Kim Faber, along with all the other advancement professionals to further the mission of the Geneseo Foundation," said Amore.

Previously, Amore served as corporate sponsorship and ticket sales associate for the University of Buffalo's Division of Athletics and as field communications manager for General Motors Regional Works. Before that, he was an athletic administrative intern for Fordham University's Division of Athletics and a graduate assistant for facilities and special events for Alfred University's Division of Athletics.

While an undergraduate student at Alfred, Amore played on the varsity basketball team, serving as team captain from 1995-97. He was named most valuable player following the 1996 season and is the fifth all-time leading scorer in the history of the college.

Amore lives in Avon, N.Y., with his wife, Jodi.