For more than three decades, Richard Nasti has served as executive vice president of H.J. Kalikow and Company, a New York City-based real estate firm. Prior to launching his career, which has also included work in both law and politics, Richard Nasti earned a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University. Today, he continues to affiliate with his undergraduate alma mater as a member of the board of trustees of the Stony Brook Foundation.
Stony Brook Foundation has been raising and managing private funds on behalf of Stony Brook University for over 50 years. In addition to providing students with need-based scholarship and fellowship support, the foundation directs funds toward endowed faculty, innovative technology, and research activities on Stony Brook’s campus.
Alumni and other supporters who would like to help advance the Stony Brook Foundation’s mission can do so in several ways. Financial donors can make a gift of cash or check via regular mail or use a credit card on the foundation’s secure online-giving page. Supporters who donate online have the option of making a one-time or recurring gift.
The Stony Brook Foundation also accepts gifts of stock and real estate as well as gifts of property, such as specialized equipment, artwork, and rare manuscripts. Additionally, the foundation oversees a planned-giving program for those who would like to make Stony Brook University a beneficiary of their estate plan.
Along with giving directly to the foundation, supporters can take part in annual events such as the Stars of Stony Brook Gala, which takes place each spring. The 2019 Stony Brook Gala raised a record $28.2 million, including $25 million from longtime Stony Brook supporter Dr. Marilyn Hawrys Simons.