New Programs/Excellence Funds       

Enhancing public-priced education to create exceptional opportunities

In today’s rapidly changing world, the flexibility to support curricular innovation areas of emerging need and opportunity has never been more essential. As we track, anticipate and respond to these needs in consultation with partners in business and industry, every discipline benefits, from science and technology to media and the arts, from business education to teacher preparation. Gifts to the campaign will keep SUNY Oswego nimble against this backdrop of an ever-shifting landscape.

An endowed excellence fund provides colleges, departments or specific programs with the resources to be flexible and responsive to the evolving needs of society and expectations of students. These funds enable Oswego to develop creative and more distinct offerings and opportunities--beyond basic academic programs and classroom learning. These funds boost an Oswego education from a solid experience to a stellar one.

Alumni Making a Difference for…

Communication and Media Students
Lou Borrelli ’77Lou Borrelli ’77 supports Oswego students as the founder of the Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit, which provides networking opportunities for students in media fields and attracts communication professionals from all over the country. After the launch of the summit, he established the Student Media Excellence Fund, as he saw the need to support WNYO and WTOP. 

Criminal Justice Students
Cutler Fund Benefits Public Justice Majors
Public Justice majors, from left, Anthony Turnbull ’14, Kimberly Pikarsky ’13 and Gaston Owen ’13 are among those benefiting from the Public Justice Excellence Fund.
Oswego public justice students are exploring career opportunities, attending conferences and meeting mentors, thanks to the generosity of David Cutler ’74, the founder and executive director of the Arapaho Community Treatment Center, a residential community corrections facility in Englewood, Colo. Cutler founded the Public Justice Excellence Fund to give Oswego students the experiences they need to get ahead in the rapidly growing and changing field of public justice, and to fuel his profession with “qualified people and leaders.”

An endowed excellence fund begins at $50,000. The minimum amount for any endowment is $25,000. For information on how to establish an endowed fund and recognition opportunities, please review Recognition and Naming Opportunities.

For more information, contact the Office of University Development at 315-312-3003 or