Here are just some of the many ways your donations help Purchase students to thrive.


With three out of four students requesting financial assistance, 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 Purchase Fund

This fund is a vital source of support for urgent needs directly benefiting students, both inside the classroom and out. It’s made possible by donations from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends, and ensures quality of education and access for students who face financial challenges. It also affords professional development opportunities for faculty and staff and helps build networking opportunities for alumni.

President’s Unrestricted Fund

This fund provides direct aid to students through scholarships, program and exhibit support, facility and technology enhancements, and mini-grants to faculty which are used to sponsor curriculum and research projects for inclusion in the classroom.


There are a number of volunteer groups who provide support across campus. The Purchase College Affiliates support the college overall and Purchase Friends groups focus on support for specific divisions.

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.