Priorities  

To live, you must learn and to learn you must be given an opportunity to experience.

Every gift to the College counts in the Take the Lead Campaign and your generous contribution will ensure that each student's experience will be transformational.

Academic Excellence (goal: $8,000,000)

Your gift will enhance and expand programs by providing the richest, most diverse academic opportunities.

Our goal is to provide the best learning environment for students.  By investing in faculty excellence, state of the art academic equipment, technology and facilities, along with visiting artist and scholar programming, we will inspire and motivate our students. Academic excellence gives SUNY Potsdam the edge in recruiting, retaining and graduating the best and brightest.  This learning environment is the heart and soul of the Potsdam experience. Learn more.

Scholarships (goal: $7,000,000)

Your gift will increase both the number and size of scholarships.

Given that 8 out of 10 students must borrow money to pay for their education, scholarship support has never been more urgent.  With rising costs of education and decreasing amounts of state and federal support, scholarships are essential for providing access to deserving students and to recruit academically promising students.  Scholarships help to elevate the entire institution's intellectual capital as well as fulfill our historic mission of making the best in higher education affordable to all.  Learn more.

The Annual Fund for Potsdam (goal: $7,000,000)

Your gift will provide flexibility and allow for diverse and unique opportunities for both faculty and students through unrestricted giving. The Annual Fund for Potsdam prepares the College to take advantage of unanticipated opportunities and meet pressing needs.  From scholarships, to research and travel opportunities, to cutting edge academic equipment, unrestricted gifts ensure the College's competitive edge. Learn more.

Student Experience (goal: $5,000,000)

Your gift will transform students' lives through personalized, out of classroom experiences while preparing them for real world success.

Students who participate in high-impact, personalized learning experiences are more successful in their academic and professional careers.  Opportunities such as student-faculty research, study abroad, internships and student leadership opportunities increase their confidence and marketability in today's competitive global workforce. Learn more.

The Arts

Gifts to the arts, within all priorities of the Campaign, will strengthen the College's position as SUNY's leader in the arts and one of New York State's cultural centers.  The arts distinguish SUNY Potsdam among her state and national peer institutions. You can help expand our arts outreach and weave creativity into the fabric of life and learning not only for our students, but also for the entire northern New York community.  Learn more.