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Potsdam College Foundation Plans Giving Tuesday Campaign

November 21, 2018

In recognition of Giving Tuesday, the Potsdam College Foundation will launch a new online giving portal on Nov. 23, at Generous SUNY Potsdam alumni and friends are all encouraged to support students and programs through this unique website on Giving Tuesday 2018, which falls on Nov. 27 this year.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, this year’s Giving Tuesday will take place on Nov. 27. Giving Tuesday begins the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back to worthy causes.

Giving Tuesday gifts to SUNY Potsdam can be designated to support the greatest needs of the College, or any area of campus that one chooses. Whether gifts go to guest lectures, musical performances, educational opportunities, experiential learning or Potsdam Bears athletic programs, loyal donor support enhances every area of the College.

In addition, many alumni who have been personally impacted by scholarship gifts may wish to pay it forward, with a contribution to the scholarship fund. SUNY Potsdam awarded $3.1 million in scholarships last year—roughly half of which was made possible because of donors’ generous gifts!

To learn more about how you can make a tax-deductible gift to the Potsdam College Foundation, please visit, or call (315) 267-3253.

Established in 1968, the Potsdam College Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to stewarding the continued growth of private giving in support of SUNY Potsdam. Its mission is to ensure a quality future for the College and its people, by establishing endowments to support scholarships and programs to ensure campus needs are met. To learn more about giving back to SUNY Potsdam, visit

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit

For Media Inquiries

Jason Hunter, College Communications (315) 267-2114