XVI. Associated Organizations

XVI.A. The Foundation of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Inc.
XVI.B. The Research Foundation of the State University of New York at Binghamton
XVI.C. The Alumni Association of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Inc.
XVI.D. United University Professions, Inc. (UUP)
XVI.E. University Women

XVI.A. The Foundation of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Inc.

  1. The Foundation of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Inc. (dba Binghamton University Foundation), is a not-for-profit membership corporation chartered in 1957 under the laws of the State of New York. It is charged with the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to the University in support of the educational programs of the University.
  2. The foundation is responsible for soliciting funds for the University from faculty and staff, alumni, parents, corporations, foundations, and other friends of the University. Any faculty or staff member wishing to approach private sources for support of a project or program within the University must work through the foundation, following established procedures, before making any outside solicitation approaches.
  3. Gifts may be in the form of cash, securities, land, works of art, and the like; the foundation may accept any gift consistent with the educational policies of the University. Donations to the foundation are tax deductible, as allowed by law, and their use may be designated. Such restricted gifts may be specified for use as scholarships, the purchase of art works or library resources, or the support of specific programs. Unrestricted gifts, which may be expended by the foundation on the basis of need and program merit and for student scholarship assistance, are especially welcome.
  4. In addition, the foundation administers bookkeeping services for the Student Association, the Graduate Student Organization, the Alumni Association, and the foundation's other affiliated entities. It also oversees emergency and collateral loan funds for students and Guaranteed Student Loans and agency accounts for all campus departments. (See also section XII. Fundraising.)

XVI.B. The Research Foundation of the State University of New York at Binghamton

The Research Foundation of the State University of New York is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants for and on behalf of the State University of New York. Since its establishment in 1951, the Research Foundation of the State University of New York has facilitated research, education, and public service at 30 state-operated SUNY locations. The Research Foundation of the State University of New York carries out its responsibilities pursuant to a 1977 agreement with the University. At Binghamton University, the Research Foundation of the State University of New York administers approximately $40 million of externally sponsored contracts and grants.

XVI.C. The Alumni Association of the State University of New York at Binghamton

The mission of the Binghamton University Alumni Association is to reach, serve and engage all Binghamton alumni – a global network of more than 114,000 people. The Association connects alumni to the University and to each other, provides valued service and supports the University's mission of teaching, research, and service. It does so by encouraging collaboration and inclusiveness, continuing the tradition of excellence and building pride.

XVI.D. United University Professions, Inc. (UUP)

United University Professions (UUP) is the union representing nearly 35,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 State University of New York campuses, Central Administration, and Empire State College. UUP represents SUNY faculty and professional staff in negotiations with the State over terms and conditions of employment. UUP works to protect faculty and professional staff’s interests by achieving improvements in salary, fringe benefits, working conditions and retirement programs; providing funding for professional growth and development through leaves, awards, conferences and other grant programs; obtaining state resources for the State University through effective legislative and political action; and seeking to enhance and preserve the quality of the University. UUP is also a source for information on labor unions, state work force, bargaining issues, higher education reform, college faculty concerns and a variety of higher education topics.

XVI.E. University Women

The purpose of University Women is to raise funds for scholarships for students and to coordinate a program of activities and projects which will be beneficial to the University community while promoting sociability among its members.   Membership is open to women on the faculty and staff of Binghamton University or wives/significant others of faculty and staff. For more information, please contact Beth Kilmarx at bkilmarx@binghamton.edu.

Last Updated: 7/16/14