How to Give

Briela Tollisen ’19
"Receiving my scholarship was such a confidence booster that I became more fearless. It allowed me to grow in another sense that I didn’t think I could.” Briela Tollisen ’19 - Jean Parish Scholarship for Art

Online: Secure and convenient, giving online is the fastest way to support SUNY Oneonta.

By Check: Please make checks payable to SUNY College at Oneonta Foundation. Checks may be sent to: Division of College Advancement, 308 Netzer Administration Building, Oneonta, New York 13820.

By Phone: Call the Division of College Advancement at 607-436-2535, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST) to make a credit card gift over the phone.

Appreciated Stock and Mutual Funds: Contributing appreciated stock and mutual funds is a way to make a significant gift while saving capital gains and income taxes. You can specify either a certain number of shares or a dollar amount.

Planned Gifts: Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for SUNY Oneonta and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. If you are interested in making a gift through a bequest, charitable trust, charitable gift annuity, life insurance, retirement plan or other planned gift, you can find more information on our gift planning page. You can also contact Ellen Blaisdell, Director of Gift Planning, at ellen.blaisdell@oneonta.edu.

Corporate and Foundation Opportunities: The State University of New York College at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta) partners with corporations and foundations in many ways. Through the College Advancement Office, Corporate and Foundation Programs, we can match your needs and interests with SUNY Oneonta’s expertise and capabilities to help you reach your goals or contribute to the future of our community and our region. As an institutional partner, you can invest in innovative research or cultivate and recruit the next generation of leaders in a variety of fields.

The State University of New York College at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta) partners with corporations and foundations in many ways. Through the College Advancement Office, Corporate and Foundation Programs, we can match your needs and interests with SUNY Oneonta’s expertise and capabilities to help you reach your goals or contribute to the future of our community and our region. As an institutional partner, you can invest in innovative research or cultivate and recruit the next generation of leaders in a variety of fields.

Partnership Opportunities

Workforce - Partner with SUNY Oneonta to meet your professional and educational goals. We offer over 60 degree programs, including bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and certificates. One of SUNY Oneonta’s programs may be the right one to meet your and your employees’ academic and professional needs.

Research - Request research services or sponsor current research in a range of
areas to give your business or organization the information you need for success.

Recruit Talent - Connect with current students seeking internships, and recent graduates looking to begin their careers and apply their skills. Inquire about our
Job-Internship-Volunteer Expo hosted by our Career Development Center.

Internships - Provide an internship to meet staffing needs while helping SUNY Oneonta students gain professional experience and insight into their chosen field of study. Click here to learn more!

Invest in Students - Invest in the success of SUNY Oneonta students by sponsoring academic projects, supporting student programs, events, and scholarships, or
sharing professional expertise through adjudicating or speaking opportunities.

Ways to Give

Sponsorships & Program Support - Sponsorships not only help support a variety of great programs and events on campus, many of which are open to the general public and attract visitors from across the state, they also provide visibility and branding opportunities.

Endowments - With your gift or grant you can establish, sustain, and/or perpetuate an endowment in an area of interest or field of study important to you, your business, or organization.

Research Grants - Help support research projects through our grants program and help advance industries. This support invests in bright and innovative students and faculty conducting research and helps ensure we can recruit and retain high caliber faculty.

Facilities and Laboratories - When you support new or existing laboratories and facilities you contribute to the Oneonta student experience on campus, impacting
the college and the regional community. This support can also provide a naming opportunity for your company or foundation.

Scholarships - By partnering with us and supporting students with an undergraduate or graduate scholarship, you can help students achieve their goals and truly change the future.

In-Kind Gifts of Equipment and Software - Whether it’s equipment, software, or supplies, these donations help keep facilities and programs up-to-date and business-relevant. In-kind gifts help defray costs and focus resources in areas of highest need.

Corporate Matching Gifts - Provide matching gift programs for your employees to encourage their philanthropy and increase the impact of their gifts to SUNY Oneonta. Ask us to work with your human resources representative to facilitate such a program. To see if your company already has a matching gift program, visit http://www.matchinggift.com/oneonta

For more information on corporate and foundation partnership opportunities, please contact:

Audrey Porsche
Manager of Foundation and Corporate Programs
607-436-2890
audrey.porsche@oneonta.edu

Donor Advised Fund: Many have discovered that a donor advised fund is a flexible and easy way to support SUNY Oneonta now and in the future. Use your donor advised fund to contribute cash, appreciated assets, or investments that have been held for a year or more with paying capital gains taxes. 

Electronic Funds Transfer:You may transfer funds from your checking account on a recurring basis, such as a monthly gift, or as a one-time gift. For more information, download our EFT Form.

Payroll Deduction: All SUNY employees can make their gift to the college by having it deducted through their paycheck. To start making your gifts through payroll deduction, or to adjust the gifts that you are making through payroll deduction, simply print this form and send it to our office.

Matching Gifts: You can maximize the impact of your gift to the college by using your employer's matching gift program. All you have to do is complete a matching gift form (available from your company’s personnel office) and return it to us at the address above. To see if your employer participates, visit our matching gift page.

Gifts in Honor or Memory

Tribute gifts to SUNY Oneonta serve to honor a special person in your life or to commemorate a special occasion, such as a milestone birthday, graduation, or anniversary. These gifts make for a very personal and meaningful tribute.

Memorial gifts are often encouraged by the families of deceased alumni or members of our campus community. Continuing the deceased individual’s legacy through a gift provides solace and healing while supporting our educational mission.

In addition to designating the fund your gift will support, please specify the name(s) of those you would like to honor or memorialize when making your gift online. You can provide this information by using the 'Other' section. We will send a letter to the honoree or family of the deceased, notifying them of your thoughtful gift, but not revealing the amount.

If you would like more information on gifts in honor or memory, or printed materials for making these gifts, please contact Steven Wynn, Coordinator of Donor Relations, at (607) 436-3122 or steven.wynn@oneonta.edu.

For More Information

Contact Benjamin Wendrow '08
Director, Advancement Services and Donor Relations
Benjamin.Wendrow@oneonta.edu

Contact

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

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