Annual Fund for Potsdam

Why the Annual Fund Is So Important – Your Gifts Truly Enable the College and Our Students

The Annual Fund for Potsdam is a collective of all gifts supporting any of the major areas of the College, as listed below. Your gift to an important part of Potsdam enables the College to offer substantive and rewarding opportunities to our students. Your gift offers the College needed flexibility, in good economic times, in bad times and in between. can help fund a career-discovering research experience. You can make possible scholarships that attract hard-working, deserving students. You can give a student hands-on experience on state-of-the-art equipment.

You can provide peak experiences and give form to long-awaited dreams!, you can decide. Where in the Annual Fund can you make your meaningful gift today? SUNY Potsdam's students thank you.

Student Gift

The 2012-2013 Student Gift

Emerging Leaders, a student group focused on leadership and service, leads this effort. The 12-13 student gift was voted by the student body for the third year in a row to go to the College's greatest needs! Last year, gifts helped the student body and Emerging Leaders present a gift to the Annual Fund for Potsdam of more than $21,000!

Crane School of Music

The Crane School of Music

Crane, just coming off its 125th Anniversary year, continues its strong "tradition of innovation." Your gift supports future music teachers, businesspeople and performing musicians, and those who strive to be more than one! You can be the difference in allowing someone to pursue that dream.

School of Arts & Sciences

The School of Arts & Sciences

The largest School at SUNY Potsdam, Arts & Sciences is also the newest (born in 1971). Home to well-reputed, storied and blossoming departments, the School offers today's students tremendous academic and supplementary out-of-classroom experiences. You can be a part of shaping an A&S student's opportunities here, thus being a guiding light to his or her future path!

School of Education & Professional Studies

The School of Education & Professional Studies

SUNY Potsdam's very roots began in this school, which blossomed from a "seed" called the St. Lawrence Academy, established in 1816. Rooted in a rich history, the School prepares today's students with innovative methods and meaningful practical experiences. Your gift can make you a part of this living history, preparing students to achieve their goals and influence young lives!



The College Libraries are the heart of the College, figuratively and literally. Incredibly knowledgeable and helpful staff, seemingly endless resources, a warm place to study with friends, a refuge and a respite during demanding times. Your gift helps the Libraries remain top-notch and offering innovative services.

Student Affairs

Student Affairs

Students' best memories often come from the activities that Student Affairs staff provide. Leadership training, seminars, workshops, visiting entertainers, late-night programming, festivals and carnivals! Everything to support a student's wants and needs. A healthy life balance and a high quality of life. Your gift supports all that makes today's students feel at home and love being here at Potsdam.


Athletics (Bear Pride Club)

Athletics provide a truly effective means for students to become centered, invested and more likely to persevere as students. Your gift can support student-athletes by providing them with meaningful experiences on and off the field or court or ice -- that is, in ever-improving state-of-the-art facilities -- and helping them succeed now, building toward admirable futures.

Please make a gift to the College and our students today! SUNY Potsdam's students thank you. 

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