Why Support Oswego?


Your participation makes a difference. Every gift counts!


Oswego is a place where knowledge has no boundaries. Each year, our students rely on the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, emeriti and friends to provide flexible and immediate annual support through gifts to The Fund for Oswego. These gifts provide our students learning opportunities and experiences inside and outside the classroom.

The Importance of Participation:
One gift of $10 counts for participation the same as one gift of $10,000.

Alumni participation impacts:
  • Our students -- Less than 20% of our operating budget comes from New York State tax dollars. For the rest, we rely on loyal supporters who provide the financial basis for an excellent education.
  • SUNY Oswego's reputation -- External evaluators like U.S. News and World Report use alumni participation rates when calculating rankings. Your participation helps boost Oswego’s national rankings.
  • Financial strength -- Annual gifts provide essential resources for the college. Corporations and foundations require alumni participation rates in proposal requests because they believe their sponsorship should go to an institution with proven results. Alumni satisfaction is a key measure.
  • Value of an Oswego degree -- Parents and prospective students look at national rankings and alumni participation rates as indications of how satisfied alumni are with the school and the quality of their degree. Your ongoing participation ultimately adds value to an Oswego degree and enhances the reputation of our alumni as viable and competitive leaders in the 21st century global workforce.
  • Oswego's future -- Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends, Oswego is stronger than ever. Major gifts to the college, such as charitable gift annuities or an endowed scholarship, leave a legacy that will help secure the vitality of Oswego and impact generations to come.