XVI. Associated Organizations
XVI.A. The Foundation of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Inc.
- The Foundation of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Inc. (dba Binghamton University Foundation), is a not-for-profit 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In addition, the Foundation administers bookkeeping services for the Student Association, the Graduate Student Organization, the Alumni Association, Auxiliary Services Corporation, 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 for the State University of New York at Binghamton
The Research Foundation for 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 for the State University of New York has facilitated research, education, and public service at 31 state-operated SUNY locations. The Research Foundation for the State University of New York carries out its responsibilities pursuant to a 1977 agreement with the University. At Binghamton University, the Research Foundation for the State University of New York administers approximately $50 million of expenditures for 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 160,000 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. The Alumni Association wants all Binghamton graduates to be informed about the University, engaged in the life of the University, and invested in the University's future by contributing their time, talent, treasure, and testimony to the benefit of the institution.
XVI.D. United University Professions, Inc. (UUP)
United University Professions (UUP) is the nation’s largest higher education union representing the faculty and professional staff of the SUNY system (referred to as professional faculty in the contract). This encompasses the 29 comprehensive, technical, specialized and university centers of SUNY. The 29 campuses are broken into 32 chapters. These chapters include the campuses shown above, as well as separate chapters for Buffalo Health Science Center, Stony Brook Health Science Center and System Administration. UUP represents SUNY faculty, professional staff, and retirees in negotiations with the State over terms and conditions of employment. UUP works to protect faculty, professional staff, and retirees' 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. UUP is Local 2190 of the statewide union, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and national union, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). For more information, please email or call 607-777-4382.
XVI.E. University Women
Binghamton University Women is a membership organization that brings together women from across the University – staff, faculty, retirees, spouses and partners – for fellowship and service. Members support the entire lifecycle of University women through programs that build community at the campus and raise funds for scholarships and awards for female students. Founded in 1947 by Wanda Bartle, wife of the University’s first president, Binghamton University Women offers general interest programs during the academic year for all members and various special interest group activities coordinated by volunteer hosts. New members and current members of the University community can meet people from across the campus with a diversity of interests to advance their connection to Binghamton and beyond. The organization maintains both a website and a Facebook page. 2023-24 President: Michelle Gardner (email). For more information, please contact email@example.com.