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Former VP of University Advancement, alumnus Jason Amore ’97, ’99 passes away

Jason Amore ’97, ’99 MS, Alfred University’s former vice president for University Advancement, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, at age 48.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 Route 417W, Olean, New York. Visitors will be received from 4-8 p.m. Friday, February 9, at the funeral home.

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Amore served as vice president for University Advancement at Alfred University for four years before leaving Alfred in 2021 to take the position of senior vice president for Advancement at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). The Friendship, New York, native had recently accepted the position of vice president for Advancement at St. Bonaventure University, and was to begin his duties there on Monday, February 12.

He was appointed vice president of University Advancement at Alfred University in 2017, joining his alma mater with over 20 years of advancement experience in major gift, estate, corporate, and foundation giving and leadership positions in advancement at the University of Rochester, the University of Louisville, RIT, SUNY Geneseo, and the University at Buffalo.

Amore earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Alfred University in 1997 and went on to earn a master’s degree in community services administration, also from Alfred University, in 1999. During his time as an undergraduate, he starred on the men’s basketball team, and as a senior in 1997, helped lead the Saxons to a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs. He was inducted into the Alfred University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.