In Loving Memory
March 10, 1991 – December 3, 2011
Ithaca College Music Education Major (Euphonium)
Dear Friends, Peers, Faculty, and Family of Gregory Mantone:
Gregory Mantone '13 was a beloved member of the Ithaca College School of Music. At the time of his death, Gregory was a junior music education major; as a euphonium player and vocalist he was an active member of many of our music ensembles. Most important, Gregory was a friend and cheerful companion to many.
His classmates in the music education program and the members of the Ithaca College euphonium and tuba studio have expressed a sincere and deep desire to create a permanent memorial to Gregory within the School of Music. For a variety of reasons, the College has guidelines around the creation of memorials and how spaces and venues on campus are named.
Our goal is that a special tree outside the music school be named in memory of Gregory, with a memorial plaque placed at the site. The students made this their top wish because they believe it would be both a visible memorial and a place where students could gather in peace and in memory of their dear friend. But to plant a tree, we must first raise $5,000.
It would be terrific to make these students' wish a reality; however, there are other possibilities. If the minimum amount of $5,000 is not met by the end of our fiscal year on May 31, 2012, a memorial plaque would be placed in the student lounge and the collected funds would be used to purchase an item in Gregory's memory that would be used by music students.
Should we surpass our original goal and raise $10,000 be reached, an endowed fund could be established in Gregory's memory. If we raise $25,000, an endowed scholarship could be created.
If you would like to make a financial commitment with payments spread out over multiple years, please contact Elayne Nicholas, director of special gifts, at (607) 274-1286 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Gifts may also be mailed to: Ithaca College, Attn: Gift Processing, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca NY 14850-7000.
To make your gift in memory of Gregory Mantone, please click the "Donate" button below. Thank you for helping to create a permanent memorial in honor of a beloved student.
Ithaca College's Junior Music Education Majors
The Ithaca College Euphonium/Tuba Studio
And all of Greg's peers, friends, and teachers in the School of Music