About the Foundation

The Empire State College Foundation works to support the mission and ambitions of the college.

The Foundation supports these goals through outreach and education, as well as by seeking philanthropic support from gifts, grants, and estate planning. The Foundation is committed to being a responsible steward of all donated funds, and to use its resources to impact students and faculty, helping them to achieve their goals.

Mission of the Empire State College Foundation

The Empire State College Foundation promotes the quality and visibility of the college. It raises funds to enhance student aid, faculty excellence, and facilities and infastructure. It promotes innovation, new program development and outreach. The Foundation invests and responsibly manages funds to assure the ethical stewardship of gifts. By encouraging philanthropy and stewardship, the Foundation supports the future growth of the college in becoming an international model of adult learning.

The Empire State College Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds to benefit Empire State College. All gifts to the Empire State College Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


We are always happy to hear from alumni, students and other friends of the college.

For general inquiries, dial extension 2248.
Our fax number is (518) 580-0700.