Funding Priorities

Foundation Scholarships

CURRENT
$275,000 from annual and endowed funds yielding scholarships for 146 students at an average of $1,884 per student per year.

GOAL
$5,000,000 endowment producing $200,000 annually in perpetuity to fund scholarships for 71 students at an average of $2,817 per student per year. Along with current scholarships, this would fund 217 students.

Margin of Excellence

CURRENT
41 projects funded for 36 students.

GOAL
$2,000,000 endowment producing $80,000 annually in perpetuity to provide support for 80 projects at $1,000 per award. This would fund a total of 121 projects per year.

Fund for New Paltz

CURRENT
$367,212 raised last year with 3.5% alumni participation.

GOAL
$2,000,000 raised in three years with 20% alumni participation.

The Benjamin Center

CURRENT
5 program areas advancing the public interest and serving the citizens of New York.

GOAL
$1,000,000 endowment permanently endows a program area.