Alumni support is vital to help the college flourish.

By getting involved with Purchase programs, you give back to your alma mater and pay it forward for the next generation of alumni. Volunteer to become an alumni admissions ambassador that helps with outreach to newly accepted students,  a mentor or guest speaker; a donor, or explore any other role that works for you.  Your stories will inspire current students and attract new prospects to the College; your donations will help us thrive.

Below are a few ways you can help:

Make a Gift

Help shape the future of Purchase College, its programs and students by making a gift to the College.  The most common contributions are made by check, credit card, or stock. The college can also accept outright gifts of artwork, real estate, gifts-in-kind, and other assets. 

Visit What To Support to learn about annual giving, matching gifts, named and non-named funds to support scholarships or endowed chairs and professorships, tributes, long-range planned giving, and bequests and trusts.

Join a Committee or Group

Alumni sponsored Committees and Affinity Groups assist in planning and engaging the College community in activities that cultivate fellowship among alumni and foster mutually productive and rewarding relations between alumni and the College community.  Join a group today.


Mentor current students or offer advice to recent grads as they begin their careers. Share your expertise by speaking at a lecture or on a panel. Host a networking event in your home or place of business. Get social and encourage classmates and fellow alumni to attend Alumni Weekend, regional alumni events, and other programs for alumni.