The Case for Giving

In a time of constant and accelerating change, the challenges to higher education have never been greater. The University at Albany’s ability to meet those challenges will require that those who believe in our mission help support and sustain it.

Through strategic investment in our core values of student support and access, UAlbany will build on the excellence of our academic programs. What we need are the resources to capitalize on opportunity and achieve these aspirations.

The goals are simple but bracing. We must continue to provide the exceptional education from which so many have benefited, and ensure that we are able to offer access to that education – most notably financial support – to those students who need it. We hope that we can count on the support of the entire UAlbany family to help us achieve our objectives:

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Student Scholarships

Scholarship gifts are among the most potentially satisfying a donor can make by transforming the life of a young person. Endowed funds create a lasting legacy, inspire others, and prepare future generations of leaders. Read more about UAlbany scholarship recipients.



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Faculty Support

The most essential element in the education equation is the teacher: the mentor, the scholar committed to passing knowledge and a love of learning on to the next generation. A world-class faculty is the foundation of a great university.


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Unrestricted/Operating Funds

An unrestricted gift, in any amount, represents a particularly powerful vote of confidence in the University. The beauty of these gifts is that they allow everyone, no matter his or her means, the opportunity to give back to the University in a meaningful way.


The case for supporting UAlbany is the case for public higher education in America: it represents the opportunity for all, through hard work and intelligence, to do or become whatever they aspire to. Our success hinges on the investment of everyone in the UAlbany community, and gifts of all sizes from alumni of every decade.


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The World Within Reach - The Goldie and Howard Swartz Scholarship

Goldie Brenner Swartz '51 and Howard Swartz Scholarship:
Retired elementary schoolteacher Goldie Brenner Swartz '51 and her husband, Howard, created the scholarship fund to support students with visual impairments.