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Permanent Memorial To Be Established for Gregory Mantone, School of Music

Gregory Mantone 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 importantly, Gregory was a friend and cheerful companion to many.
 
The Ithaca College Junior Music Education majors 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 Ithaca College School of Music.

To that end, we would like to invite all who would like to contribute to this cause to make their donation via following Ithaca College website:
 
http://www.icalumni.net/s/369/index.aspx?sid=369&gid=1&pgid=1059&content_id=616
 

Utilizing this process will allow the college to keep a list of those who have donated, which will be provided to Gregory's family.  It also allows the College to provide tax receipts to those who donate.
 
The hope is to plant a special tree, located outside the School of Music and labeled with a special memorial plaque, be named in memory of Gregory. We believe the tree will serve as a visible memorial and a place where students could gather in peace and in memory of our dear friend Gregory.  If the funds raised are not enough to make the memorial tree a reality, 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 of direct use by School of Music students. 
 
Larger donation amounts are welcome and can be used to create an endowed fund or scholarship in Gregory's name.  If you would like to make a large or ongoing contribution, we ask that you contact Elayne Nicholas, Director of Special Gifts at enicholas@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1286. 
 
No matter the amount, we thank you for considering making a contribution to a permanent memorial in the School of Music in honor of Gregory Mantone.
 
Most Sincerely,
 
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
 




Originally published in Intercom: Permanent Memorial To Be Established for Gregory Mantone, School of Music.


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