Shineman Foundation Gives $1 Million to Expand, Rename Summer Children’s Program

Dr. Bardbara Palmer Shineman speaking to to children The Sheldon Institute, an on-campus summer enrichment program that serves over 130 Oswego County children in grades 2 through 10 annually, will continue in perpetuity to provide hands-on learning experiences in a range of subject areas, thanks to a $1 million gift from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.”

The gift expands the institute, which was renamed the “Sheldon Institute for Barbara Shineman Scholars,” in honor of its founder, Dr. Barbara Palmer Shineman ’65 M’71, an emerita professor of education who was instrumental in developing the institute. The gift also establishes an endowment that will generate $40,000 annually—more than doubling the program’s operating budget, enhancing the learning experience, growing its reach and increasing access through scholarships.

“I am delighted but humbled that the Sheldon Institute will be renamed the Sheldon Institute for Barbara Shineman Scholars. I share this honor with many college students, creative committed teachers, college faculty and supportive staff members.”

Dr. Barbara Palmer Shineman ’65 M’71pictured above at the podium

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