Purchase College Foundation
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We have recently been informed of a security breach at one of our vendors, Blackbaud. We have been told that no personal, identifiable data has been stolen, but out of an abundance of caution, we wanted to inform our alumni and friends about the situation.
Blackbaud, which is a cloud software company that provides fundraising and financial management software for non-profits dedicated to the “social good,” is used by many leading organizations around the country to engage with their communities. Blackbaud has recently announced that they were the victim of a ransomware attack in May.
The attack is currently under investigation by the FBI. Due to the nature of the ongoing FBI activity, we haven’t been told how many records were impacted from our account or been given any other details that we can verify at this time. You can read more about the incident on the Blackbaud site.
We are currently working with our legal counsel to determine next steps. If we receive more information that is pertinent to our community, we will share it as soon as we are given clearance to do so.
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About the Purchase College Foundation
The Purchase College Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization (Federal Tax ID# 23-7066616) that serves as a liaison between donors and the College, The Performing Arts Center, and the Neuberger Museum of Art. Private contributions from alumni, parents, and friends of the College enrich the quality of academic life at Purchase by enhancing the teaching, learning, and discovery that takes place on campus. Every dollar raised is used for programs that benefit Purchase students.
The Foundation was established in December 1969 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 nearly $5.1 million during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. 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. Today, less than 20% of the college’s consolidated operating budget is funded by New York State compared to a full one third of the budget just a decade 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.