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Massry Family Centennial

Long-standing supporters of Saint Rose, and pillars of the Capital Region community, the Massry family has contributed professionally and personally for decades.

The Massry family’s generosity is evident throughout the Saint Rose campus, from their support of the Science Center, the Huether School of Business, the Plumeri Sports Complex, and the Veteran Residence, to their primary funding of the Massry Center for the Arts, which is home to the Esther Massry Gallery. The family has also supported Saint Rose with the Morris Massry Scholarship in Business in 2009 in honor of Morris Massry’s 80th birthday, the Veteran Scholarship, and Students First Scholarships.

Owners and operators of Tri City Rentals, one of the region’s leading apartment rental and management companies, for more than 40 years, the Massry family has contributed to numerous charitable and educational organizations throughout the Capital Region.

Individual members of the family have personal relationships with the College that run deep. Saint Rose awarded Morris Massry an honorary doctor of human letters in 2004. I. Norman Massry is the longest-serving member of the College’s Board of Trustees. Julie Massry Knox G’04 is chair of the College’s Board of Associates, a trustee, and chair of the annual A Community of Excellence event. Her husband, James Knox ’07, is also a Saint Rose alum.

“As we enter the next 100 years at The College of Saint Rose, the Massry family reflects on its long-standing multigenerational involvement,” said I. Norman Massry. “We are proud and grateful of our history with Saint Rose and for me, being a non-alum member of the Board of Trustees for over 30 years demonstrates how much Saint Rose is an integral part of our greater Capital Region community. We look forward to continuing our support of The College of Saint Rose and its mission put forth by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet into the next century!”

Morris Massry, the family patriarch, passed away in 2018, but the spirit of giving that he and his family established lives on. Morris’ charitable heart led to long ties that continue today between his philanthropic family and Saint Rose. From trustees to alums, the Massrys have assisted the College not only as donors but as doers, carrying on Morris’ values of excellence, gentleness, and a concern for those less fortunate.

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