Fund for Oneonta
Each year, SUNY Oneonta students and the Alumni Association rely on the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends to provide flexible and immediate annual support through contributions to the Fund for Oneonta.
Gifts to the Fund for Oneonta support student scholarships, student-faculty research, library acquisitions, professional development and networking opportunities for alumni and students, programs that enhance the cultural and intellectual climate on campus, and events that connect alumni throughout the United States.
Fund for Oneonta gifts come in all sizes, and even a small gift to the Fund can pay big dividends. Your enthusiasm, demonstrated through your giving, sends an important message to others. And, it provides tremendous advantages to SUNY Oneonta students – advantages that will last a lifetime.
SUNY Oneonta’s endowment, currently valued at over $62 million, is the largest endowment among peer SUNY institutions. The State University College at Oneonta Foundation is responsible for managing the endowment. Unrestricted funds account for about 20 percent of SUNY Oneonta’s endowment, are more flexible in nature, and are critical in supporting strategic Board designated initiatives, including faculty development, student and faculty research, scholarships, and internship support. Each year, a portion of the endowment income is paid out, while any appreciation in excess of this annual distribution is retained in the endowment so it can grow and support future generations. Last year, over $146,000 was distributed from the unrestricted endowment in support of the aforementioned initiatives.
If you are interested in establishing an endowed fund, please feel free to contact Ben Wendrow '08, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For many of students and families, attending college can be a significant financial burden. By creating additional need and merit-based scholarships, as well as growing existing scholarship support, SUNY Oneonta will continue to provide an accessible, and exceptional, college experience.
Teaching, Learning, and Research
Teaching and learning is the core of SUNY Oneonta’s history and mission. Charitable donations have expanded learning in and out of the classroom by advancing faculty development and student-faculty research. Additionally, we aim to increase student support for field experiences, attendance at professional conferences, and internships.
In order for SUNY Oneonta students to succeed in today’s society, their education must be global in scope. Gifts in support of international learning provide additional support for students to engage in study abroad experiences as well as giving faculty members global development opportunities.