1889 Society

Scholarship Recipients
1889 Society Scholarship Dinner Group Photo
Academic Quad
1889 Society Circle

Did You Know...

Current 1889 Society members account for 52 percent of all charitable gifts and grants to SUNY Oneonta. Their support provides funding for scholarships, global experiences, research, internships, and much more.

Honoring the year in which SUNY Oneonta was founded, the 1889 Society is a circle of loyal and generous donors whose charitable giving demonstrates exceptional commitment to the college.

Today we invite you to join the 1889 Society - on an opportunity to carry on Oneonta's rich tradition of alumni generosity - and help give current students the same opportunities you enjoyed at Oneonta. 

Who Can Join?

While the entry point into the 1889 Society is generally a gift of $1,000 or more, recent graduates can earn membership into the 1889 Society at a reduced rate. Membership levels for recent graduates who received their first Oneonta degree within the past 15 years are as follows:

  • Graduates from the classes of 2015-2019: $100 or more
  • Graduates from the classes of 2010-2014: $250 or more
  • Graduates from the classes of 2005-2009: $500 or more


You can make a one-time gift or set up monthly payments to spread your giving out over time.

What Do 1889 Society Donors Receive?

  • Invitations to exclusive events
    • Annual Scholarship Dinner
    • December Holiday Receptions in Oneonta and New York City
    • Reunion Weekend Reception
  • Recognition in the Honor Roll of Donors.
  • Special VIP communications from the college.
  • Membership in an influential network of alumni, faculty, staff, and friends dedicated to supporting SUNY Oneonta.
  • Opportunities to have your loyalty and support featured in publications and online.


College Advancement
308 Netzer Admin Building
Oneonta, New York 13820
(607) 436-2535

Tax Information
State University College at Oneonta Foundation Corporation
Tax ID: 22-2403203

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