Purchase College Foundation
The Purchase College Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization 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.