Ways to Give

There are a number of different ways to support the Empire State College Foundation.

The Fund for Empire State College

A little goes a long way at SUNY Empire State College. When you make a gift to the College, you join the thousands of alumni, employees and friends who support The Fund for Empire State College each year. All of those gifts add up in a big way.

Sustaining Giving

Sustaining giving allows you to make a single commitment that repeats on a schedule you decide.

Employee Giving

Giving is a personal decision and our individual reasons for contributing are many. But we have at least one common purpose – to support the reason we’re all here – the students. As faculty and staff members, we have the privilege of working closely with students. Gifts from employees are an investment in our students.

Endowed and Restricted Funds

Endowed funds are invested to provide income in perpetuity. Each year a portion of the income generated from the principal is released to be used for the specific purpose for which the fund was established. Typically, endowed funds provide money for student scholarships, professional development, and faculty research.

Estate and Planned Giving

If you would like to extend your support of Empire State College Foundation to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements to choose from.

Recognition Societies

The college is grateful to all of our supporters; we are pleased to acknowledge these individuals and organizations through membership in various societies.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities including stocks can be one of the most advantageous ways of giving - by transferring these assets directly to SUNY Empire State College you may be able to deduct the full fair market value and bypass all capital gains taxes.

How to Give

Your support will fund needed scholarships, academic programs, faculty research, and technological enhancements to benefit our students. Employee Giving can be made through automatic payroll contributions, recurring monthly giving, one-time online gifts, or sending a check via mail.


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.