The Karcher Match

Jim ‘79 and Chris ’93 Karcher may have graduated, but their memories of SUNY Empire State College are still strong. This year, to inspire fellow alumni to pay it forward so that current and future ESC students have the same amazing opportunities they had, they are matching all gifts of $48 or more, in recognition of the 48th anniversary of the college, made to the Fund for Empire State College up to $50,000, until December 31, 2019.

Make your gift and double your impact.

Every gift really does matter.

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.

The Fund for Empire State College empowers you to designate your donations to support those areas you care about most passionately:

Your gift will help us inspire curiosity and empower success!

You can also sign up for recurring monthly giving.


Please contact us.

Learn more about estate and planned giving.

Bill Socha


"I give because Empire State College truly lives up to its mission - transforming people and communities. Empire State College is making the world a better place - what better investment could I make?"

Bill Socha '86


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.