The SUNY New Paltz Foundation

Founded in 1976, the SUNY New Paltz Foundation, Inc. is a separate 501(c)3 that works to enrich the quality of academic life at SUNY New Paltz by raising private contributions. Gifts to the Foundation—from alumni, parents, and friends of the College—enhance the teaching, learning, and discovery that takes place on campus. There is virtually no activity on campus that does not benefit from the gifts made to the Foundation and to the endowment. One hundred percent of donated funds are used for programs that benefit students.

Donor Stories

Robert Mountz '68, '71g, '80cas, Henrietta Mountz '68, '71g

Robert and Henrietta (Thomas) Mountz met on a blind date while attending New Paltz. Finding their life's partners is just one of the many fond memories they have of New Paltz. Among them, for Henrietta, were Professor Gerald Sorin's inspiring courses in American history and for Robert, the unforgettably exciting 1965 championship soccer season.



"Those four formative years helped us to grow from high school students into professional educators and community leaders."

- Robert Mountz '68, '71g


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SUNY New Paltz Foundation, Inc.
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443

Phone: (845) 257-3239


A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website ( or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or us at 1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz, NY 12561. You also may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at or (212) 416-8401.