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.
The SUNY New Paltz Foundation was formed with the purpose of building a margin of excellence through the creation of programs, opportunities, and support above and beyond what the College was able to do with State funding and tuition.
What do you remember from college? Friends, favorite professors, challenging but rewarding classes, the freedom of being away from home, perhaps for the first time. But maybe you also remember incredible learning experiences outside the classroom: at an internship, in a research lab, at a free lecture given by a visiting scholar, in an art show at the museum, during a semester spent studying abroad, or even in the planetarium on Astronomy Night. Maybe an emergency fund helped you complete that final stretch to graduation.
The SUNY New Paltz Foundation—which is governed by a 20-member Board of Directors—enhances the College experience in all these invaluable ways and more and works to enrich the quality of academic life at SUNY New Paltz by raising private contributions. Gifts to the Foundation enhance the teaching, learning, and discovery that takes place on campus, and allow New Paltz to enrich the cultural, economic and social fabric of the Mid-Hudson region.
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.