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 ensure a quality future for SUNY Potsdam. In cooperation with the staff of SUNY Potsdam, the Foundation reaches out to the College's communities, promotes a positive image, forges and nurtures relationships, secures and stewards private funding and augments the College's resources.