Alumni & Friends of SUNY Plattsburgh


    Plattsburgh College Foundation

    The Plattsburgh College Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, was established in 1963 to receive and manage all private gifts to SUNY Plattsburgh. Managed by a Board of Directors, the foundation partners with SUNY Plattsburgh alumni, friends, faculty and other benefactors to provide scholarship and academic support for current and future students. All gifts to the Plattsburgh College Foundation support the mission of SUNY Plattsburgh and may not be used for any other purpose.

    How Your Support Helps Students

    Your gift to the Plattsburgh College Foundation allows us to:

    • Provide need- and merit-based scholarships.
    • Purchase technological resources that allow us to stay current and competitive.
    • Improve and expand academic programs.
    • Enhance the quality of student life through the support of the arts, athletics, and other campus activities and initiatives.

    Make a Gift Today

    Make your gift online or by calling (800) 964-1889.

    Faculty & Staff Campaign

    The Faculty/Staff Campaign is under way! Employees of SUNY Plattsburgh can make a gift online or donate through payroll deduction by using the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form. (PDF file size 155KB). Note: this document requires Adobe Reader, which is available as a free download.


    News & Events

    Joseph and Joan Burke Honored with Distinguished Service Award

    Former SUNY Plattsburgh President Joseph Burke and his wife, Joan, a clinical social worker who maintained a practice in marriage counseling while her husband served at the college, will be honored with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award at spring commencement exercises on Saturday, May 16. Read more.

    Laurence Soroka and Cerise Oberman Establish Expeditionary Studies Award

    Expeditionary Studies (EXP) program founder Laurence Soroka, and his wife, Cerise Oberman, provide deserving EXP students financial support by establishing the Expeditionary Studies Endowment Award. Read more.

    Allen-Howard Scholarship Supports Upstate Students

    As a final act of generosity to college-age young people in and around Plattsburgh, Grace Howard-Allen, who died in June 2014 at the age of 100, left the remaining $500,000 from an IRA to the Plattsburgh College Foundation to manage and distribute the Allen-Howard Scholarship. Read more.

    Edward and Bette Brohel Museum Without Walls Dedication

    Friends, former colleagues, faculty and staff packed the lower lobby of Myers Fine Arts Building for the occasion, where Brohel’s contemporaries hailed him as a visionary and a fearless advocate for the arts. Read more.

    The Mohamed Gaber Excellence in Mentoring Endowment

    The Mohamed Gaber Excellence in Mentoring Endowment is named in honor of Dr. Mohamed Gaber for his excellence in creating mentoring opportunities for SUNY Plattsburgh students. Read more.

    Campus Pays Tribute to ‘Mr. Plattsburgh’

    After 43 years of service, Vice President for Student Affairs William D. “Bill” Laundry took one last curtain call at a farewell dinner Feb. 23, 2013, in honor of his recent retirement. Read more.

    Alumna, Former Librarian Bequeaths Nearly Half a Million to SUNY Plattsburgh

    SUNY Plattsburgh has received one of the largest gifts from an alumna in the history of the college. The donation of $470,000 comes from the estate of former librarian Phyllis Wells. Her gift is the second largest bequest to the college from an alumna — second only to the estate gift of another former employee, Olive Mason Flynt, who bequeathed $1 million to the college in 2007. Read more.

    Holocaust Gallery Named After Doug, Evelyne Skopp

    A new permanent gallery was dedicated Nov. 5, 2012, to Professor Emeritus and College Historian Douglas Skopp and his wife, Evelyne, a former assistant registrar at the college. Read more.

    Longtime Director Mowry Urges Honors Alumni to Give Back

    As a distinguished teaching professor and director of SUNY Plattsburgh’s honors program, Dr. David Mowry has mentored a generation of students. Read more.


    Contact Information

    Office of Alumni Relations
    Hawkins Hall Room 113
    101 Broad Street
    Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901-2681

    Phone: (518) 564-2090 or (800) 964-1889
    FAX: (518) 564-2094