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Potsdam College Foundation

What is the Foundation?

The Potsdam College Foundation is a non-profit corporation, established in 1968 to steward the continued growth of private giving in support of SUNY Potsdam. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees which includes representation from SUNY Potsdam’s alumni, faculty, faculty emeriti and students, as well as the regional and national community. Gifts to the Foundation are used to provide annual support to meet ongoing campus needs and to establish permanent endowments to support such things as student scholarships and programs. In addition, the Foundation owns art objects and cultural artifacts that are used for teaching and for display on the campus. The total assets managed by the Foundation exceed $42 million.


The mission of the Potsdam College Foundation is to secure and manage private financial support and other gifts that build a sustainable future for SUNY Potsdam. The Foundation is committed to the College's goal to recruit and retain students, and enhance their experiences in and out of the classroom. The Foundation stewards its resources for the long-term benefit of SUNY Potsdam while also providing the maximum possible current financial support to the College and its students, consistent with the wishes of the Foundation's generous donors.

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