Priorities: What To Support
Our Students: Our Top Priority
Donors make the creative, collaborative, learning-centered work we do at Purchase College possible. Your generosity helps students achieve their dreams and become bold thinkers intent on making the world a better place. Your gifts support faculty as they create educational experiences for a new generation of changemakers—artists, writers, entrepreneurs, social leaders, and scientists—to dream, discover, and dare to transform the world. And your support creates opportunities for members of our community to experience some of the world’s greatest visual and performing arts … right here, right now.
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.
(gifts of $10,000 or more)
Endowed Named Scholarships
(gifts of $25,000 or more)
The President’s Fund
This unrestricted fund allows the Purchase College President to direct resources to areas of greatest need. This could be student scholarships or financial assistance; technology enhancements, including distance learning and remote student support; and other emerging issues.
The Purchase Fund
This fund channels unrestricted gifts to the College’s priority areas: scholarships, student activities, faculty research, professional development, alumni programs, and more.
The Make An Impact Fund
This fund is a vital source of support for students facing a severe financial crisis such as a medical emergency, death or illness of a family member, or other life-altering experience - including unemployment directly related to the coronavirus.
Your gift will provide relief by paying overdue tuition, room and board, motivating them to return, and providing the wherewithal to succeed.
Donations from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends ensure that students can stay in school and remain focused on their education when no other financial resources exist.
The Food Insecurity Fund
The Make An Impact Food Insecurity Fund is to be used for support of the food pantry and other areas that are necessary to address food insecurity issues on campus.
If you wish, you may direct your gift to the Athletics Booster Club or to an individual sport.
This unrestricted fund enables the Museum to care for its world-class permanent collection, present critically acclaimed special exhibitions, and produce dynamic tours, lectures, and educational programs.
This fund enables The PAC to serve as an important training ground for the next generation of performing artists and the ever-present creative development that never stops behind-the-scenes.
Give to The PAC to invest in the future of arts and culture. Then celebrate with us as artists light up our stages with their talent, drawing inspiration from our spaces and the collaborative, intensive work they’ve enjoyed
on our campus.
The George Perry Floyd, Jr. Trustee Scholar for Civic Engagement and Social Justice Fund
Established by the Purchase College Foundation Trustees, this scholarship is awarded to a rising senior, with demonstrated financial need, and who is nominated by faculty and staff in a process that will detail the nominee’s activity, commitment, and leadership in the areas of civic engagement and social justice.
Global Strategy and International Programs
International Study Assistance Fund
This fund provides support to all areas within Global Strategy and Programs including innovative study abroad, virtual and on-campus co-curricular programming, and The Purchase College Global Scholars. Purchase College offers students the opportunity to expand their mindset and experience a unique global education.
For more information about making a gift to Purchase, please contact one of our development directors via e-mail (email@example.com) or phone (914.251.6040).