Your support makes a difference
Donor support makes the Binghamton University experience the best it can be. Like most public universities, the University receives only a small portion of its revenue from the state. Sometimes, federal dollars are allocated to a specific project or infrastructure needs. While the state may pay for building construction, it does not cover the expense of buying necessary furnishings to bring those spaces to life. Meanwhile, tuition covers just a fraction of the cost of a student’s education. Donors help bridge the gap, providing invaluable support for scholarships, faculty excellence, strategic University initiatives and high-impact learning experiences for students such as research immersion opportunities, networking and internships. In addition, gifts and endowments enable the University to weather lean years, when budget cuts and competing priorities result in greater challenges for public institutions.
Giving back to support Binghamton is critical to the continued success of your alma mater. The best public universities have the strongest alumni support. By increasing alumni giving participation, we elevate the University’s rankings and reputation, which in turn helps strengthen the value of your degree. Making gifts to support Binghamton also demonstrates your pride in the University and ensures current students have opportunities like you had when you were a student.
For faculty and staff
As a faculty or staff member at Binghamton, you show your support by doing excellent work and giving your time and expertise to advance the University. Making gifts to support Binghamton is another way you can demonstrate your pride and investment in the University. And because you are at Binghamton, you get to see the impact of your support firsthand — on your students and colleagues, across campus and in the community. It takes all of us joining in and working together to maximize student success and the strength of our University.
Payroll deduction is an easy way for you to give. Just fill out and submit this form.
New this year!
The Binghamton University Foundation is thrilled to partner with the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA). Employees now have the option to designate their SEFA gift to support Binghamton University. Learn more about this exciting new opportunity.
Involved parents enhance student success at Binghamton. Tuition and state support alone do not cover the full cost of a premier education. Your generosity gives students access to enriching extras that make a great Binghamton experience truly extraordinary. Parent donors have supported life-changing internship opportunities for students, fun social activities and meaningful student life initiatives, and provided emergency support for students in need.
Student Philanthropy Committee
The Student Philanthropy Committee is made up of students who give back to Binghamton and encourage other students to do the same. You don’t have to wait until after graduation to make your gift to support the University. Gifts of all sizes, when pooled together, add up to make a big difference.
Class of 2018 School Challenge
Student giving makes a difference!
In spring 2017, for the first time ever, we held a challenge to see which school or college had the most Binghamton pride. Seniors in the School of Management had the highest participation, with 17.5 percent giving back to support Binghamton.
SOM seniors did it again in spring 2018, winning first place in the challenge with 12.6 percent making gifts. Seniors in the College of Community and Public Affairs showed the most improvement, with 5.6 percent giving back in 2018, versus 3 percent the previous year.