Jim And Cynthia Panzetta


Jim and Cindy Panzetta are leaving a legacy of helping children and their families in the Rochester community. Longtime supporters of Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Panzettas have made a generous bequest gift to support pediatric fellowships and music therapy in perpetuity.


The Panzetta Family Endowed Fund for Education and Training will help train the next generation of pediatric specialists.


Golisano Children’s Hospital currently offers 18 pediatric fellowship programs. Approximately 45 percent of fellows are eventually hired as full-time faculty members.

The family’s gift will create the Panzetta Family Music Therapy Endowed Fund to enhance the Children’s Hospital program to integrate music therapists into children’s treatment plans.

The Panzettas’ generous gift will also fund the Panzetta Family Imaging and Procedural Care Suite—named in honor of their daughter, Kera—including a procedure room, several pre- and post-procedure patient bays, a waiting room, a prominent nurse station, and the pediatric MRI room.


In addition to their bequest, the Panzettas have established a University-managed charitable remainder unitrust which pays an income for life. As the University endowment grows, so does their income.


Photo: Kera, Cindy, and Jim Panzetta in the Panzetta Family Imaging & Procedural Care Suite in Golisano Children’s Hospital.