Leadership-level Naming Opportunities  

Following is an overview of naming opportunities available in recognition of significant gifts to the College. This list is only a partial representation of recognition opportunities for leadership gifts to the Take the Lead Campaign.

Donors are encouraged to work with the Development Staff early in the process of determining naming opportunities that will most closely match the donor’s interests with the College’s needs.

Schools

$6 million

Buildings

$5 million

Academic or Administrative Departments

$2 million

Endowed Faculty Support Funds (state assisted)

Chair $1.5 million
Professorship $750,000
Visiting Scholar/Artist $500,000

Centers

$250,000-$750,000

Physical Spaces

Theatre or Performance Hall $1 million - $1.25 million
Stage within Theatre or Performance Hall $500,000 - $1 million
Major Sporting Venues $500,000 - $1 million
Laboratory $100,000 - $500,000
Lecture or Recital Hall $100,000 - $500,000
Townhouses (varies by number of units) $100,000 - $500,000
Common Usage Spaces (ex: lobby, café) $100,000 - $500,000
Computer Projection Classroom $100,000
Athletic Training Room $100,000
Traditional Classroom/offices $25,000 - $50,000
Outdoor Classrooms $50,000

Programs (to name the entire program)

$100,000 - $250,000

Endowed Scholarships

Full Scholarship (tuition, room and board, fees) $350,000 - $500,000
Graduate Fellowship $150,000
Undergraduate Scholarship $20,000
Internship Scholarship $20,000
Undergraduate Research Fund $20,000

Program Endowments (program support)

Restricted Fund (program or department) $20,000
Unrestricted Fund $20,000

 

Special campus-wide naming opportunities are available, as well within the following areas:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Crane School of Music
  • School of Education and Professional Studies
  • Athletics
  • Performing Arts Building


According to the State University’s Naming Opportunities Policy and Procedure, all permanently named buildings and grounds must be approved by the campus president and college council, and all other physical assets and non-physical assets must be approved by the campus president  and college council and/or campus foundation, as appropriate.

Payment schedules for naming pledges will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis; however, at least 50 percent of the donor’s pledge must be received before a naming request is forwarded to the College Council or the State University of New York.

For a complete list of naming opportunities or for more information, please contact:

Sherry Paradis, Campaign Director
Phone: (315) 267-2855
E-mail: campaign@potsdam.edu