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Ways to Support Stony Brook University


Stony Brook University

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.


Top Golfing Destinations in the New York City Metro Area

Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point

A business executive with a background in real estate, politics, and law, Richard Nasti has led H.J. Kalikow and Company in New York City since 1987. Outside of his professional activities, Richard Nasti enjoys reading, traveling, and playing golf.

While New York City isn’t necessarily known as a top golfing destination, the Big Apple and the surrounding metro area is nonetheless home to numerous quality courses. In fact, there are over a dozen municipal golf courses within the New York City’s five boroughs.

The New York City metropolitan area also offers a number of highly rated layouts, including the scenic Pound Ridge, the playable Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, and the challenging Pelham Bay/Split Rock Golf Course. Another top destination is Van Cortland Park Golf Course, which holds distinction as the oldest public golf course in the United States.

Finally, those looking to play a round on one of the country’s most prestigious public courses will want to make a visit to Bethpage State Park. The park’s famed Black Course has hosted several major PGA Tour events, including two US Opens and the 2019 PGA Championship. Bethpage is also home to three other golf courses, each of which offers a more approachable layout.