Alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations supported the University at Albany with $7,697,000 in new philanthropic commitments during 2007-2008. This is the second highest amount contributed to UAlbany in five years. The latest gifts to the Cancer Research Center brought its total private support to more than $1 million.
UAlbany is deeply grateful to the many donors whose generosity helps to ensure that scholarships, endowed faculty positions, The Honors College, the School of Business, the multi-sports complex, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, the Cancer Research Center, and other worthy University initiatives receive the support they need and deserve.
Alumni were particularly generous, with 58 percent of all support coming from graduates of the University. Two examples were the more than $750,000 in gifts and bequest commitments to the College of Arts and Sciences and an additional $840,000 in support for the School of Business.
Alumni also played an important role in the success of the UAlbany Fund. The University's annual giving program posted a year-end total of $2.6 million. The UAlbany Fund helps to put a world of opportunities within reach through support for academic programs, financial aid, and the student research program.
Senior Class Gift
More than 300 members of the Class of 2008 banded together to donate more than $16,300, the largest Senior Class gift in the University's history. The funds helped purchase a new ambulance for the student-run Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service.
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