Your Gifts at Work

2016 Scholarship Donors Luncheon

Donor with scholarship recipient at 2016 Scholarship Donors Luncheon

Generous donors make it possible for the Binghamton University Foundation to award $2.8 million to more than 1,970 students each year. About 200 donors and their scholarship recipients celebrated the life-changing impact of this generosity at the 2016 Scholarship Donors Luncheon, held Nov. 12 on campus.

Zurack center fosters student-alumni connections

Zurack Family High-Technology Collaboration Center

The new Zurack Family High-Technology Collaboration Center connects students with alumni to enhance student success. Full story

Lab would prepare students for next generation of jobs

3-D printer

Plans are in the works to create an Innovation Lab at Binghamton University, thanks to Barry A. Goodman ’79, whose vision for the lab and philanthropic support are bringing the project to life. Full story 

Avangrid scholarships support grad students

Edward Cheswick with Iberdrola CEO Jose GalanMark Freithaler with King Felipe of Spain

Binghamton University’s Edward Cheswick ’16 and Mark Freithaler ’16 had two once in-a-lifetime experiences this summer. Full story

Harpur council raises support for faculty

Harpur faculty member working on research

The Harpur College Advocacy Council Faculty Development Endowment would help faculty advance their research. Full story

Alumni-athletes give back to support athletics

 Men's lacrosse team with 1st place award

Men's lacrosse won a $5,000 prize for placing first in the 2016 Athletics Alumni Giving Challenge. Full story

Great alumni: Generous with their time and money

New graduates at Commencement

Great alumni do four things. Full story

Marilyn Link, Link Foundation bring family legacy to life

Beth Turcy Kilmarx, MA ’86, University curator of rare books and the Link Collections, holds a photograph of Edwin Link that will be used in a new exhibit at Bartle Library.

Library exhibit provides special home for donors' treasures. Full story

Berm has new location at edge of Peace Quad

Graduating seniors toss caps in air at new berm.

Students in their caps and gowns will no longer have to bolt across the campus traffic circle to fulfill one graduation tradition — having photos taken on the berm, where flowers spell out their graduation year. Full story

Inaugural SOM gala supports student, faculty excellence

SOM gala

Nearly $250,000 went to strengthen the SOM Dean’s Excellence Fund Endowment, thanks to the generosity of donors who supported the School of Management’s inaugural Fundraising Gala. Full story

Alumni ignite effort to endow EOP book fund


“The dream of higher education continues to be elusive for so many because of access and cost," says Calvin J. Gantt ’92, director of the Educational Opportunity Program. Full story

Center for Israel Studies supports research, creative work


Binghamton University is primed to become a leading location for students interested in examining the complexities of Israeli society, thanks to a new Center for Israel Studies on campus. Full story

New grant to foster research in social justice


Ellyn Uram Kaschak ’65 did not have the financial means to attend college but knew higher education was the gateway to a world of opportunity. Full story

Giving back to propel Binghamton forward

Student Donor Wall of Fame

The new Student Donor Wall of Fame, located in a frequently used hallway of Bartle Library, was unveiled this past fall to recognize student philanthropy and increase visibility about the importance of giving back to Binghamton University. Full story

You make a difference

Bartle Library

The Glenn G. and Wanda Bartle Society is a special group that we are proud to report is growing. Full story

Last Updated: 3/21/17