About the Foundation

The SUNY Empire Foundation works to support the mission and ambitions of the university.

The Foundation supports these goals through outreach and education, as well as by seeking philanthropic support from gifts, grants, and estate planning. The Foundation is committed to being a responsible steward of all donated funds, and to use its resources to impact students and faculty, helping them to achieve their goals.

Mission of the SUNY Empire Foundation

The SUNY Empire Foundation promotes the quality and visibility of the university. It raises funds to enhance student aid, faculty excellence, and facilities and infrastructure. It promotes innovation, new program development and outreach. The Foundation invests and responsibly manages funds to assure the ethical stewardship of gifts. By encouraging philanthropy and stewardship, the Foundation supports the future growth of the university in becoming an international model of adult learning.

The SUNY Empire Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds to benefit Empire State University. All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

SUNY Empire Foundation Awards

Nominations for the annual Foundation Awards for 2024 are now being accepted. Nomination forms and information on the awards is available through the Academic Affairs department.


We are always happy to hear from alumni, students and other friends of the university.

For general inquiries, dial extension 2248.
Our fax number is (518) 580-0700.