The Foundation strives to be among the most supportive community college foundations in the State University of New York System and in the country. We shall raise and administer funds and build and maintain relationships that (1) assist needy students, (2) recognize and honor high-achieving students, (3) help faculty and staff provide the best instructional environment possible, and (4) encourage innovation and achievement on campus, especially where government funds are either unavailable or insufficient.
Established in 1965 to assist students with their education, the Board of Directors and the Foundation Staff strive to create, maintain and establish opportunities for the current and future students of SUNY Broome. Each year, about 87% of the SUNY Broome student population need additional funding to attend school, without this help, attending college would be a little to null opportunity. Through the valiant efforts of the College alumni, businesses, community friends, foundations, associations, organizations, SUNY Broome faculty, staff and students the Foundation is able to award over $1,300,000 each year to deserving and financially disadvantaged students.
The Foundation also helps to assist in the cost of the campus capital projects, professional development for our faculty and staff, and enhance the College’s learning environment through the updating of technical and educational equipment. But, our priority is to provide private financial funding to our students through merit scholarships and grants-in-aid.
You can find our Annual Report in the Fall editions of BROOME magazine as well as read inspirational stories of our alumni and students and see how your donation has made a difference. You can learn about our dedication to transparency and trustworthiness on The Rights of Donors page.
Join us in our effort to maintain a high quality public education and create opportunities for our students to help them flourish and succeed towards their greatest potential.