Purchase College Foundation
The Purchase College Foundation is our liaison between donors and the college, The Performing Arts Center, and the Neuberger Museum of Art.
The Purchase College Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in the State of New York, was established to promote literature, history, visual and performing arts, science, and other departments of education at Purchase College, SUNY. Today, the Foundation focuses its priorities on Student Success, including scholarships and the unique student experiences that can be found only at Purchase; the institution’s faculty; student activities, research and programs supported by The Purchase Fund; and our world-renowned Neuberger Museum of Art and The Performing Arts Center.
Working collaboratively with The Performing Arts Center Advisory Council and the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art, the Foundation raised more than $5.2 million during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. Every donation is an investment in the future of our students and the cultural enhancement of our community.
Private gifts to Purchase 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.