Saturday, February 26th, Syracuse University honored Fiserv President and CEO and proud Syracuse parent Frank Bisignano, along with his wife Tracy and other family members, including Sam ’11 and Morgan Lituchy ’11, with the unveiling of the Bisignano Grand Hall and the Bisignano Family Programs and Services Wing at the National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC) at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building on campus.
The family was also recognized during the game with a signed game ball, presented by Chancellor Kent Syverud, Vice Chancellor J. Michael Haynie, Director of Athletics John Wildhack, Senior Deputy Athletics Director Herm Frazier and Chief Advancement Officer Matt Ter Molen. The recognition is an expression of gratitude to Bisignano for his personal support and the corporate commitment of Fiserv to the University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), as well as the NVRC. Their latest giving totals more than $10 million.
“On behalf of Syracuse University, we are grateful to Frank for his leadership and dedication to veterans and military communities,” says Chancellor Kent Syverud. “He has spent his lifetime supporting veterans and the military, both philanthropically and personally. His generosity has had a transformative impact at Syracuse University, among veterans and on our whole country. His support of programming for veterans to develop as leaders and entrepreneurs provides the knowledge and critical thinking skills they need to succeed.”
“I had the good fortune to meet Frank Bisignano back in 2010, when a few of us on campus were just beginning to think about the opportunity to create an academic institute at Syracuse University, focused on the economic and wellness issues impacting veterans and military-connected families” says Vice Chancellor Haynie. “When I had the chance to pitch the idea to Frank, he did not hesitate. He said, ‘let me help you make this institute a reality.’ Fast forward 10 years later, the IVMF’s programs have directly impacted more than 170,000 veterans and military family members, and Syracuse University is nationally acknowledged as a leader in research, policy and programs aligned with the military-connected community. I’m grateful to Frank and his family for their personal commitment to those who have served, and to Fiserv for the firm’s extraordinary efforts to empower veterans and military spouses through the IVMF’s business ownership training programs.”
Frank Bisignano, center, was recognized at the men’s basketball game Saturday for his personal support and the corporate commitment of Fiserv to the University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families, as well as the National Veterans Resource Center.
“My family and I are proud to be part of the Syracuse University community and are honored to contribute to the advancement of the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families and the new National Veterans Resource Center,” says Bisignano. “Being an advocate for the military community and ensuring they have the best opportunities to achieve success is incredibly important to me personally and is also reflected in the Fiserv values and the company’s steadfast commitment to the military and veteran community.”