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Making an Impact for Our Students

The Make an Impact Fund

Impact is one of those fundraising words that tends to accompany the largest gifts, but every gift truly makes a difference here at Purchase. The Make an Impact Fund provides students in emergency financial situations assistance with expenses that have arisen out of the COVID-19 crisis.

In the spring of 2020, an anonymous donor to the SUNY Impact Foundation came on board to match dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $50K per campus, all gifts to student emergency funds received by June 30, 2020.

With the generosity of faculty, staff, alumni, and Foundation trustees, we exceeded the $50,000 in gifts required to qualify for the student emergency funds challenge. The final amount contributed to this effort was $50,424.

Purchase will now have $100,424 available to assist students in addressing their changed financial circumstances caused by the COVID-19 situation.

Did You Know?

23.68% of undergraduate students are considered low income, and 67.5% of full-time undergraduates receive some form of financial aid: loans, grants, scholarships, or work study.