Student Philanthropy Ambassadors

Student Philanthropy Council

Student Ambassadors for the UAlbany Fund Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) are charged with promoting a culture of philanthropy at UAlbany by educating students, faculty, staff, and alumni on the importance of giving back. Under the leadership of students, in coordination with Student Affairs and University Advancement, the SPC organizes on-campus educational events and initiatives throughout the year, from promoting UAlbany Giving Challenges to leading the Class Gift program.  Activities and funds raised benefit the University at Albany, its student and programs.

Meet the 2022-2023 Ambassadors

Julianna DeFeo

Julianna, President
Class of 2023
Major: Chemistry
Other Clubs: Chemistry Club

Andrea Akers

AndreaVice President
Class of 2023
Major: Sociology
Other Clubs: Student Activities, Chinese Student Association, East Asian Entertainment, Swim Club

Fiona H

Fiona, Secretary/Historian
Class of 2023
Major: Journalism
Other Clubs: Circle K, Albany Student Press, UCAN Ambassador, Library Ambassador

Elena Johnson

ElenaSocial Media Coordinator
Class of 2023
Major: Communications
Other Clubs: Red Cross, Circle K


Ishana, Recruitment Chair
Class of 2025
Major: Digital Forensics (Business minor)
Clubs/Orgs: RA, Muslim Students Association, Digital Forensics Association, ISACA, Orientation Leader, UAlbany Fund Engagement Center

Kavan in suit standing near main fountain.

Class of 2024
Major: Business Economics

Junia Doccy

Class of 2023
Major: Cybersecurity 

Dadrian wearing a red dress.

Class of 2024
Major: Biology 


Class of 2025
Major: Political Science 


Class of 2025
Major: Accounting  

Paige holding a dog outside.

Class of 2024
Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice 

Additional 2022-23 Ambassadors


UAlbany Advancement Staff Advisors: Audrey Fountain and Lisa Gonzalez


Want to make a difference on campus? Join the Student Philanthropy Council! 

Why Join: 

  • Give back to your campus and community
  • Get involved in helping others through fundraising
  • Add leadership and service skills to your resume!

Time Commitment:  

  • Flexible! We work around your schedule and provide tasks, activities, and trainings in individual and group meetings.

For More Information

For more information or to join contact the UAlbany Fund
at 518-442-4232 or [email protected]