: MCC Downtown Campus, A Center of Innovation
Rochester has long been a center of innovation in Western New York. It is where George Eastman and Henry Strong decided to build their photography empire. It is the birthplace of Bausch & Lomb and Xerox. This year, when Monroe Community College opens the doors of its new $78 million, 255,000-square-foot downtown Rochester campus on State Street, MCC will greatly expand its ability to provide the education and training for jobs that will fuel the region’s next economic boom.
LEGAL: Schoeman Updike & Kaufman LLP’s Journey to Success with DASNY
When Schoeman Updike & Kaufman LLP’s journey started in 1969, the firm was composed of all men. Now, nearly 50 years later, it has evolved into a certified women-owned business enterprise (WBE) – one that recently graduated from an “emerging firm” for DASNY to one placed on three DASNY panels in 2016.
CONSTRUCTION: DASNY and Goshow Architects: Journey to Success
Forging diverse partnerships, as DASNY knows, is a crucial element to remaining one of the nation’s largest issuers of low-cost, tax-exempt bonds and one of its biggest public builders. Such is the case with long-time DASNY partner Goshow Architects. It is a relationship that began at one of the premier networking events in the state – the annual MWBE forum.
LEGAL: Journey to Success with DASNY: Bryant Rabbino LLP
When Seth Bryant founded his law firm in 2009, his goal was to grow a corporate transactional firm in New York City. The New York State certified minority-owned firm, which reorganized as Bryant Rabbino LLP in 2012, has grown in size and stature with the help of its partnership with DASNY. Bryant Rabbino’s success through that partnership is an excellent example of how New York State’s focus on MWBE contracting helps grow capacity among emerging firms.
HEALTH: Orange Regional Medical Center Expands Outpatient Services and Cancer Services
The fight against cancer took a huge step forward on September 26th, 2016. That’s when Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) welcomed patients to its new cancer center and a new outpatient building in the Town of Wallkill– buildings funded in large part with tax exempt bonds from DASNY. It is part of DASNY’s long-standing commitment to provide best-in-class health care institutions with the resources they need to better serve their communities.
Students returning for fall semester at SUNY campuses across New York State were greeted with more than $35 million in upgrades, all executed by DASNY in 90 days or less after students left campus this summer. The improvements will make SUNY campuses across the state more attractive as they compete for the world’s top students, educators and researchers. EDUCATION: UAlbany: “DASNY means getting things done"
DASNY recently renovated SUNY University at Albany’s Onondaga and Oneida residence halls. The work for Onondaga was a full renovation and included new heating, electrical and plumbing systems, windows, flooring, painting and furniture. The construction work was led by DASNY Project Manager Sam Gleason, whose team has worked with the University at Albany for years and has developed a rapport and reputation that has made UAlbany a repeat DASNY customer.
City University of New York Chancellor Matthew Goldstein pledged a resurgence of science in 2001. He and the Board of Trustees set in motion what would become CUNY’s “Decade of Science.” The $2 billion effort to attract and retain the best and brightest scientists included a vision of a capstone science center where researchers would reach across disciplines to deliver high-value breakthroughs.
HEALTH: Bronx Behavioral Health Campus: A Vision of Hope
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) needed a new behavioral health facility in the Bronx that would provide New York’s most vulnerable residents with a place to heal, recover and find independence. DASNY delivered it to them with the $350 million Bronx Behavioral Health Campus on a 35-acre site in Morris Park. The campus is a model for using design and structure to transform mental health care from the long hospital stays that were the norm when the center was first built.
EDUCATION: DASNY Combines Sustainability with Community at SUNY Oswego
SUNY Oswego’s $11.5 million renovation of Waterbury Hall is giving new meaning to campus life with energy-efficient community spaces for the 224 students who live there. As sunlight floods the lake-view rooms at Waterbury Hall, lighting automatically dims to conserve energy. Bright and airy spaces allow students to congregate, study and interact.
HEALTH: Low Cost Financing Through DASNY Helps Hospitals Save Lives
DASNY delivered $225 million in low-cost leases through its Tax-Exempt Equipment Leasing Program (TELP) to health care organizations in Fiscal 2016. These leases make it possible for health care providers to deploy the latest medical equipment. This technology makes electronic record-sharing possible, improves delivery of vital services and leads to better patient outcomes.
EDUCATION: DASNY Helps Suffolk County Libraries Reinvest in Their Communities
Smithtown Special Library District, Rogers Memorial Library Company and Comsewogue Public Library will collectively save $2.8 million in debt service payments by refunding through DASNY in bond deals that closed in March 2016. By bundling Smithtown Special Library District, Long Island’s largest library system, Rogers Memorial Library Company and Comsewogue Public Library, DASNY enabled all three to achieve economies of scale by sharing the costs of issuance.