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SUNY Potsdam to Welcome Nearly 700 Alumni for Reunion Weekend 2019

July 9, 2019

SUNY Potsdam Alumni Raise Nearly $2 Million for 2019 Reunion Class Gifts

SUNY Potsdam will welcome nearly 700 alumni and friends back to campus during Reunion Weekend 2019, from Thursday, July 11 to Sunday, July 14.

With a number of special celebrations and commemorations, alumni have also chosen to give back to their alma mater as they head back for reunion. SUNY Potsdam alumni and friends have given a total of $1,988,959 in honor of 2019 class reunions, as of July 8.

Five classes have exceeded their class giving goals this year, including:

  • The Class of 2009, with $7,693,
  • The Class of 1999, with $8,816,
  • The Class of 1984, with $10,698,
  • The Class of 1979, with $59,773, and
  • The Class of 1974, with $128,293.

The 50-Year Club, which is made up of all classes from 1968 and earlier, has $1,688,488 in class gifts this past year, to benefit students and programs at SUNY Potsdam. This giving includes both outright gifts and the establishment of funds through planned or estate giving.

Many alumni honor their reunion celebration by going above and beyond their typical annual giving. All gifts from each class, regardless of designation, are counted in each class’s reunion total. It’s not too late to contribute! To make a gift, visit

Generous gifts from alumni show the great value they place on the education they received at SUNY Potsdam, and the College’s important role in preparing them for success in life. For more details on this year’s class gifts, visit

With a jam-packed schedule of events, plenty of opportunities to catch up with classmates and meet alumni from all class years, plus an array of family-friendly activities, Reunion Weekend 2019 has something for everyone. You still have time to register to join in the fun! To find out more, call (315) 267-2120 or visit

About SUNY Potsdam:

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

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