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Annual Giving Program

By supporting the Annual Giving Program at Potsdam, you can help in creating a substantive and rewarding experience for SUNY Potsdam students. Your gifts provide the College flexibility to meet immediate needs and create extraordinary opportunities for our students!

Arts & Sciences

Thanks to gifts from several donors, SUNY Potsdam’s geology department has launched a new Bachelor of Science degree in Geographic Information Science (GISC). Learn More

Education

Leanne Greene ’18 has had more than her share of setbacks on her way toward achieving her dream of being a teacher. Read More

Music/Science

Paul Dougall '20 is a true Renaissance man. In addition to his dual degrees in mathematics, he’s also pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music business. Read More

Music

Shavon Lloyd ’19 is proud to be a part of “the Crane lineage,” which began for him when he was a grade-school student in Middletown, New York. Read More

You can make a difference!

The College's Greatest Needs

This is the area of flexibility. Gifts to the College's Greatest Needs help to cover unforeseen circumstances and opportunities as they arise. This allows for the purchase of new equipment, student awards, student travel and research – the College's Greatest Needs!

Annual Fund Categories

Scholarships

Shavon Lloyd ImageEach year the demand for aid grows. With more than 85% of students at SUNY Potsdam needing some financial assistance, the Fund for Scholarships is designated a top priority for the College. Providing gifts to the Fund for Scholarships helps our students with financial needs to continue and succeed.

Arts & Humanities

Art Studio ImageThe Arts & Humanities majors at SUNY Potsdam are growing. Gifts to the Fund for Arts and Humanities aids with art supplies; theater set designs, travel and guest performers. This area also funds the social sciences like psychology, philosophy, and sociology with research programs, travel and programming.

 

Crane School of Music

Crane Candlelight Concert ImageThe Crane School of Music is renowned for its rich history of education, performance and composition. The Fund for The Crane School of Music helps to fund guest performers, conductors, master classes and student travel for performances. It may also help to fund new instruments, music and licensing, travel for recruitment and supporting the Crane Candlelight Concert shown each year on PBS.

Teacher Education & Professional Studies

Student Teaching ImageFrom our earliest days, SUNY Potsdam has been deeply rooted in providing excellence in teacher preparation. The Fund for Teacher Education & Professional Studies continues our legacy by providing support for supplies, student teaching collaborations, programming, and travel. Your support also assists our distinguished professional studies majors, like Business Administration, Public Health and Exercise Science, in preparing students for their professional careers.

Math & Science (STEM)

Chemistry Lab ImageCareers in Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics (STEM) fields are in increasing relevancy and demand, and so are our STEM majors. Gifts to our Fund for Math & Science (STEM) help to provide proper lab equipment for the sciences, upgraded technology, as well as guest speakers and travel to research conferences.

Student Services

Freshmen Funnel ImageThe Fund for Student Services is our most far-reaching fund. Gifts to this fund are designated to offices on campus that help ensure our students’ continued success at Potsdam, while also providing opportunities for them to enjoy their student experience. Whether supporting student tutoring services or funding a special event on campus, your gift has a direct impact on hundreds of students.

Libraries

Lougheed Learning Commons ImageOur on-campus libraries, The Lougheed Learning Commons (including the Crumb Library), and Julia E. Crane Memorial Library, provide the ultimate enhanced learning experience. The Fund for Libraries assists in the updating and renewal of supplies, subscriptions and equipment. Gifts sustain dynamic partnerships, experiential learning opportunities and empower our vibrant academic community to do thoughtful research, explore new ideas and collaborate effectively to achieve success at Potsdam and beyond.

Athletics

Women's Soccer ImageWith 17 intercollegiate NCAA Division III teams, the Fund for Athletics supports our many teams and organizations with equipment, travel for training and competition, as well as enriching academic experiences in our many athletics disciplines.

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