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Donor Impact

Our students. Our legacy.
Here to stay because of you.

At SUNY Potsdam, our focus has always been to provide the best opportunities and experiences for our students. To do so, we strive to attract prospective students to our programs while offering continuous support to our current students, making it possible for them to one day cross the stage in front of our esteemed Satterlee Hall.

Our student recruitment and retention efforts are highly dependent upon the generosity of our donors. During the 2018-19 fiscal year, you contributed a total of nearly $3.8 million. These gifts allow our departments to develop cutting-edge programs that entice new students and meet the needs of changing industries to better prepare current students for their future. Your gifts also directly benefit students by helping them to engage in life-changing experiences and make the most of their time at SUNY Potsdam through scholarships.

"Because of you, SUNY Potsdam is here to stay, continuing our legacy as an incredible educational institution for a new generation of students."

Dr. Kristin Esterberg SUNY Potsdam President


Shavon Lloyd '19

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

Miryam Veliz Calderon ’20

There is no doubt that Miryam Veliz Calderon ’20 is going places. A double-major in mathematics and Spanish, Veliz Calderon does not shy away from opportunities to grow as both a leader and a scholar. Read More

Leanne Greene ’18

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

Potsdam Today

Though our brick walls and iconic clock tower have remained the same for generations, there are many aspects of SUNY Potsdam that have changed over the years. Here is a snapshot of Potsdam today:







Giving by the Numbers

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