Foundation’s annual report highlights support to University
From innovative academic programs and research, to cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art instructional labs, Binghamton University has laid the groundwork to become the premier public university of the 21st century. With additional support through the Binghamton University Foundation, the possibilities are endless.
The Foundation leads fundraising initiatives that support the overall mission of the University, giving students and faculty the resources they need for success in their fields of study, to fulfill their dreams and make their mark in the world. Gifts to the Foundation attract and retain the best students and faculty, and make the Binghamton experience even better.
The Foundation’s 2011-12 annual report showcases the impact of these generous gifts on students, faculty, programs, equipment and facilities.
The report also recognizes specific donors for their gifts and provides a financial overview of these contributions, including the fundraising results of Bold.Brilliant.Binghamton — The Campaign for Binghamton University.
Contributions from alumni, parents, corporate sponsors, and other philanthropists and supporters of the University provided $2.3 million in student aid that was distributed in fiscal 2011-12, which ended June 30. This assistance — in the form of scholarships, research grants, fellowships and other educational opportunities — helped students like Fredrick Omenya, a PhD candidate in materials chemistry, who is conducting research leading to more efficient batteries.
The $5.4 million distributed this past fiscal year to enhance the quality of the University’s rigorous and innovative academic programs includes a gift from Charles Kim ’98 and his wife, Jean Su Maeng-Kim, to strengthen the business curriculum and give students the skills and training to stand out to prospective employers.
These are just some examples of the exciting and dynamic things that are happening at Binghamton, where students and faculty every day use support provided to the Foundation to make their dreams come true. Look for these stories and more from the annual report online soon.