SUNY Adirondack Foundation

Welcome to our site!

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.

Your Impact on Student's Lives -

"I would like to thank the SUNY Adirondack Foundation for making the Academic Excellence Scholarship possible...Plans for my future include earning a degree in biology and becoming a veterinarian. I have many years of school left ahead of me, and this scholarship has helped me immensely.  Financially, becoming a doctor is very demanding and this scholarship has allowed me to receive a wonderful education without having to worry about loans or debts.  These first two years of my collegiate career will have given me the head start that I need in order to achieve my goals."
S. Schyberg
" It is a pleasure to attend SUNY Adirondack.  As a returning student I was quite nervous about going back to school.  From my first day on campus I have been blown away by my professors and the staff.  They are not only knowledgeable and extremely talented, but they want their students to succeed and do well....Again, I would like to thank you for selecting me to receive this award, It has encouraged me to keep on giving 100% to my sutdies, and it has made me so proud.  My children see their mom work hard at something and receive recognition."
L Fredericksen
"Throughout the fall and spring semesters in the classes you helped provide for, I gradually became the confident, organized, independent young lady I am today...I look forward to continuing my journey at SUNY Adirondack, and without you  I don't believe that would be possible"
J. Woodard

Foundation News

6/30/14 What a year!  Through the many generous donations from our community, the Foundation raised $401,268 for scholarships, student success, capital improvements for the college, and special initiatives.  Thank you to our colleagues, alumni, businesses, and friends who made this possible.  

6/19/14 The Foundation welcomes Bill Hart, CFO of Irving Tissue and Elizabeth Miller, Owner of Miller Mechanical to our Foundation Board of Directors.  We bid a fond farewell to Bob Joy and Ron Stewart for their 20 and 12 years respectively of dedicated service to the Foundation, the students, faculty and staff of SUNY Adirondack and their tireless efforts to raise funds and friends for the college in the form of scholarships, capital campaigns, mini-grants and special initiatives.  Thank you!

5/30/14 The Lyman A. Beeman, Jr. 25th anniversary golf tournament, may have been wet, but did not dampen spirits.  Our most successful golf tournament ever, we raised over $26,000 to support scholarships to our community's most talented and deserving students.  For results, CLICK HERE.

5/2/14 The SUNY Adirondack Expo raised over $17,000!  Funds raised through our cash raffle and fabulous silent auction will support student scholarship.

4/7/14  As the college prepares for inauguration of our seventh president, Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D. on April 11, we are celebrating the college's past and present with a week of events.  Please visit to see what is in store.

2/28/14  Expo will be held on Friday, May 2 at 5:30pm in the Student Center.  This event is an end of the year celebration of student success and features original artwork, live music, silent auction, live raffle for $7,400 in cash prizes, great food and spirits.  Tickets to the event are $50 per person limited to 400 tickets serving as admission and entry into the grand cash raffle. For more information, please visit our webpage.

1/30/14  The 25th Annual Lyman A. Beeman, Jr. Golf Tournament date has been set for Friday, May, 30, 2014 at Hiland Park Country Club.  Information, including start time, format, prizes, sponsorship and registration can be found at

12/5/13  We found a new way to support the SUNY Adirondack Foundation for those of you who shop at  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 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 is proud to welcome President Kris Duffy and our three new board members, Richard Ferguson, Janice Fox and David Wallingford, to its first board meeting of the academic year. 










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.



We can be reached by:

Phone - (518) 743-2243

Email -

Address - 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY  12804

Visit - Upper level of Washington Hall