Priorities: What To Support
With less than 28% of the college’s annual operating budget coming from the State of New York, your gifts have a direct impact on our students’ opportunities, morale, and creative capacity. Because of you, they can continue to research, perform, create, experiment, and most importantly, persist to graduation.
Support one of our top priority areas (The Purchase Fund, Student Success, Faculty, Student Experiences, the Neuberger Museum of Art, or The Performing Arts Center), designate a gift for one of your own personal passion areas, 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. The choice is yours.
Below are just some of the many ways your investment will help Purchase College thrive. For more information about making a gift to support any of these programs, please contact one of our development directors via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (914.251.6040).
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.
The President’s Fund (unrestricted)
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.
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
(gifts of $10,000 or more)
- Endowed Named Scholarships
(gifts of $50,000 or more)
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.
Endowed Faculty Chairs, Professorships and Instructors
An endowed faculty position can be established with a minimum of $2.5 million for distinguished chairs, $1 million for professorships, and $500,000 for instructors.
Academic Program Areas
If you wish, you may direct your gift to a specific school, conservatory, or discipline.
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- School of Film and Media Studies
- School of Humanities
- School of Natural and Social Sciences
School of the Arts
- Arts Management & Entrepreneurship in the Arts
- Conservatory of Dance
- Conservatory of Music
- Conservatory of Theatre Arts
- School of Art+Design
Global Strategy and International Programs
- International Study Assistance Fund
Collections, Exhibitions and Education
Annual Fund (unrestricted), Arts-In-Education, Performances
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.