What To Support
You may designate the use of your gift for a particular purpose, support the school’s permanent endowment, or allow the college the flexibility to use the funds as needed through a donation to the unrestricted fund. Here are just some of the many ways your donations help Purchase thrive:
With three out of four students requesting financial assistance, privately-funded scholarships make it possible for us to recruit top-notch students based on their talents and scholastic achievement, rather than their ability to pay.
Named scholarships may be established with an initial gift of $10,000 or more, payable over two years. Endowed named scholarships can be established with gifts of $50,000 or more, which can be paid over a three-year period.
The Make An Impact Fund
This fund is a vital source of support for students in short-term financial crisis situations. Donations from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends ensure that students can stay in school and remain focused on their education even after facing financial challenges arising from a fire, theft, medical emergency, death or illness of a family member, or other life-altering experience.
This fund channels unrestricted gifts to the College’s priority areas: scholarships, student activities, faculty research, professional development opportunities for faculty and staff … even the development of new networking opportunities for alumni.
President’s Unrestricted Fund
This fund allows the Purchase College President to direct resources to areas of need. This could be student scholarships, program and exhibit support, facility and technology enhancements, mini-grants to faculty (to sponsor curriculum and research projects in the classroom), or other emerging issues.
If you wish, you may direct your gift to a specific school, conservatory or discipline. A number of volunteer groups already provide support to specific programs, including arts education programs and exhibitions at the Neuberger Museum of Art and education programs and performances at The Performing Arts Center.
Purchase College Affiliates
The Affiliates is a special group that works at the interface of the needs of the college and the interests of the community. They provide volunteer and financial support to many college programs, encouraging productive and rewarding relationships between the college, its students, the community, and its citizens.
Affiliate membership fees support a campus-wide grants program that funds initiatives whether they are the work of students, faculty, or staff, often backing campus projects and college needs that may not otherwise be funded.