The mission of the State University of New York at Oneonta Foundation Corporation is to raise and administer gifts and grants to enhance the academic status of SUNY Oneonta through endowment, scholarships and institutional programs.
The State University of New York at Oneonta Foundation will provide a $100 million endowment supporting affordable access to high-quality academic experiences for students at SUNY Oneonta. Alumni and friends will be engaged through the Foundation to identify and promote programs that enhance our students’ college experiences and long-term goals.
It began with $50
On March 19, 1982, with all the paperwork in order and a fifty-dollar processing fee paid, the New York State Department of State filed a Certificate of Incorporation for The State University of New York at Oneonta Foundation Corporation. That year, the SUNY Oneonta Foundation reported total funds at $74,774.15. Over the next forty years, the Foundation experienced tremendous growth. Thanks to our donors, our endowment funds and net assets are now valued at over $73.6 million.
The SUNY Oneonta Foundation’s vision is clear—provide a $100 million endowment supporting affordable access to high-quality academic experiences for students at SUNY Oneonta. Progress toward realizing this vision has been possible because of charitable gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends.
As we reflect on our first forty years, we remain committed to keeping an Oneonta education affordable, accessible, and inclusive. The Board of Directors of the SUNY Oneonta Foundation extend its deepest appreciation to every member of the Red Dragon family who makes this a reality through charitable gifts and grants of all sizes.
Jim Doig ’75
President, SUNY Oneonta Foundation Board of Directors