SUNY Adirondack Foundation
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We found a new way to support the SUNY Adirondack Foundation for those of you who shop at Amazon.com. Amazon has created partnerships with a variety of American charities called AmazonSmile. As a registered user of Amazon and using the link below, you can log and register for Smile.Amazon.com and shop as you normally would. Five percent of your eligible purchases will be donated to (the legal name of) the Adirondack Community College Foundation, Inc. Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support us (your favorite charitable organization) when you shop with no cost to you. Eligible products are marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on the product detail pages. All proceeds will be donated to our annual giving campaign which supports scholarships, professional development grants for faculty and staff and other special projects for the college.
11/15/13 The annual Scholarship Luncheon was held to honor and recognize student award recipients and scholarship sponsors. Over 150 people celebrated the accomplishments of our students and the generosity of our donors. For photos and information, please visit the Scholarship Luncheon Page.
10/11/13-10/13/13 - Homecoming and Family Weekend for all alumni, students, parents and community members is supported by the SUNY Adirondack Foundation, Bette & Cring Construction, Stewart's Shoppes, The Faculty-Student Association of SUNY Adirondack, The College Activities Board and the SUNY Adirondack Student Senate.
9/19/13 - The Foundation hosted an Open House for faculty and staff. Donors to last year's campaigns were recognized and raffle prizes given away to scholarship recipient Rachael Lumley and faculty member Lydia Treadway.
7/30/13 - The Wilton Center Donor Recognition Event was held Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 12:30 - 2:00pm at the Wilton Center. It was a time to appreciate our donors, celebrate the success of the campaign, dedicate the named spaces of the Wilton Center. Click HERE for more information.
7/24/13 - A reunion of the classes of 1961-1968 will be held on Wednesday, July 24 from 5:00 - 7:00pm at the site of the original Hudson Falls campus of Adirondack Community College, now SUNY Adirondack. The reception will include a tour of the building, now used by Washington County, by County Administrator Kevin Hayes '76. A question and answer forum will be hosted by Dr. Norman Enhorning, Ron and Carol Moss, Nick Buttino and Mac Edwards. A light dinner will be catered by Rainers Gourmet Inspiration. Please contact Jill Vogel at (518) 743-2244 for more information or CLICK HERE.
7/9/13 - The Foundation is sad to announce the passing of a dear friend of the Foundation, Norm Stahlman at the age of 86. Norm was a strong supporter of area community colleges and the sponsor of the Norm Stahlman Washington County Association of Streets and Highway Professionals Scholarship. Norm spoke at the 2011 Scholarship Reception as pictured below.
6/30/13 - The SUNY Adirondack Foundation is pleased to announce that its goal of $55,000 for the Annual Giving Campaign was reached. Thank you to our generous alumni, faculty, staff and community members for making it possible. The Annual Giving Campaign runs from July 1 to June 30 of each year.
6/20/13 - Welcome to three new board members of the SUNY Adirondack Foundation. Janice Fox, owner of Adirondack Cotton Company will begin her term in June as will Captain David Wallingford, retired Marine and President of the Marine Corps Coordinating Council. Richard Ferguson, Vice President at Saratoga National Bank, will begin his term in September. Press Release
6/13/13 - We raised a record $26,700 in the 24th Annual Lyman A. Beeman, Jr. Golf Tournament for student scholarships. Congratulations to the team from NBT Bank, our tournament champions, for their victory. For more information, please click HERE.
5/5/13 We are grateful for the generous support of our donors and attendees. We raised $18,000 for student scholarships at SUNY Adirondack!
Congratulations to our Expo winners: Grand prize to Nick Taylor, 2nd prize to Lois Clements, 3rd prize to Dean Kolligian. Door prizes and photos can be viewed HERE.
3/15/13 Scholarship applications increased by over 30% this year! With that good news, the Foundation has formally established two endowed scholarships - The Margery Hammond AES Scholarship and the Byron J. Lapham, Sr. AES Scholarship. Together they total over $500,000 and will provide funding for students who excel at their studies and demonstrate financial need.
3/1/13 Do you need money for school? We have an app for that! Last year the Foundation awarded over $220,000 to over 170 students. Scholarships for incoming students are awarded on a rolling basis as determined by need. Scholarship applications for returning students are available in February and March for the following academic year.
1/28/13 We had the honor of a visit from Marine Captain David Wallingford, Executive Director of the Marine Corps Coordinating Council, to present two awards at the SUNY Adirondack Military Club Meeting on Monday. Club President Allasandra Robb and Vice President Randy Lee Vanderwarker have both served in the Marine Corps. The awards recognized their leadership, commitment and dedication to the SUNY Adirondack Military Club and the betterment of Veterans across campus. Pictured left to right - Captain David Wallingford, Allasandra Robb, Randy Lee Vanderwarker, and Harry Candee - State Veteran Counselor on campus.
11/30/12 Thank you to everyone who attended and recognized our scholarship recipients and sponsors at the Fall Scholarship Luncheon. For more information and photos, CLICK HERE.
11/1/12 The SUNY Adirondack Foundation would like to welcome Edward L. Hanchett to the Board of Directors. Ed is the Director of Medical Imaging and the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital. He has served on the Caritas Board as well as the Parks Heritage Federal Credit Union. Ed is a strong supporter of community-based organizations and a strong believer in life-long learning. Congratulations!
SUNY ADIRONDACK IS PLEASED TO WELCOME TO RACHAEL PATTEN, OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, ALUMNI RELATIONS, AND THE SUNY ADIRONDACK FOUNDATION!
Rachael's duties include managing the college's fundraising efforts and working to form a close bond with the college and its more than 60,000 alumni.
Prior to her appointment at SUNY Adirondack, Rachael served in development positions at Albany Law School and Skidmore College, and was Director of Arts Services at the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.
Our Mission Statement
The SUNY Adirondack Foundation is a 501(c) 3 charitable corporation established in 1983. The Foundation's primary function is to provide financial support to the college and its students. Funds are raised and distributed as student scholarships, faculty/staff professional development grants and to support College related special projects.
The vast majority of available funds go to student scholarships. Awards are made based upon academic achievement and financial need. Each year, despite a growing ability to help, the unmet student financial need dwarfs the Foundation's available funds. Focusing on additional sources of scholarship aid is therefore a priority for the Foundation. The Foundation builds its assets through annual giving, memorial gifts, special fundraising events, planned giving and bequests. With one eye always on the future, the Foundation's Board of Directors seeks to build a strong endowment as well as raise funds to cover its annual operating budget.