The Purchase College Foundation was incorporated under the not-for-profit laws of the State of New York for the promotion of literature, history, visual and performing arts, science and other departments of education at the State University of New York at Purchase.

Collectively, the Purchase College Foundation, The Performing Arts Center Foundation and Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art raised more than $5.2 million during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. Private donations have been critical to counter the impact of steadily declining State support. In 2017- 2018, 28% percent of the College’s consolidated operating budget was funded by New York State compared to approximately 32% ten years ago.

The fact that private contributions are rising and the College endowment has grown testifies to the strong support Purchase enjoys among its alumni and friends.