SUNY Adirondack Fund

Investing in our Community's Future

More than ever, we are reminded of the important role our community college has in providing educational opportunities to students in our region and beyond. The SUNY Adirondack Foundation remains committed to providing resources that have the most immediate and beneficial impact. To make this happen, we depend on our friends and donors like you, whose steadfast support and generosity are an inspiration of hope for current and future SUNY Adirondack students.

Providing Access and Affordability – Gifts to the SUNY Adirondack Fund are paramount to increasing the level of unrestricted scholarships available for deserving students with unmet financial need. Gina Aiello, a criminal justice major who also works full-time while raising two children, has experienced firsthand the impact of your gifts. She was honored to be awarded an unrestricted scholarship that eased some of her financial burdens, allowing her to focus on her academics. “Knowing I was chosen while I am working so hard, it feels amazing to be recognized.”

Creating Opportunities for Success – The collective generosity of donors like you provides funds for the Finish-In-2 incentive program that helps committed students earn their associate degree in two years. For Olivia Dybas, a liberal arts major, the program helps keep her on track to graduating on time. “I am so grateful to the people who donate to SUNY Adirondack or have granted aid to students like me. It reminds me that there are good people in this world promoting the education of generations to come.”

Removing Barriers to Education – With your help, students facing economic challenges have access to resources to allow them to overcome obstacles so they can remain focused on their education. When Ben Rosenthal, a nursing student, experienced a disruption in employment due to COVID-19, he applied for and received a grant from SUNY ADK Cares, the student emergency fund. The grant helped him with housing expenses while he looked for another job. “This financial help is amazing and takes a great burden off of my shoulders. I really do appreciate it.”

As you can see, when you make an unrestricted gift to the SUNY Adirondack Fund, you can be assured that it will provide direct support to students like Gina, Olivia and Ben. Your gift today will help so many students achieve their academic goals and build a better future for us all. Thank you in advance for your belief in their potential.

Make a gift and invest in our community's future.