Endowed Program Funds

Endowed Program Funds Provide Critical Support

UAlbany researcher Dr. Ramune Reliene and graduate researcher Sameera Nallanthighal hold a test tube in the lab as they explore the concept that antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract protects against breast cancer.  Photographer: Paul Miller
Cancer Research Center researchers Dr. Ramune Reliene and graduate student Sameera Nallanthighal.

Endowed program funds provide the additional measure of excellence that is vital to enriching the educational experience for University at Albany students.

These funds provide critical support for faculty research, professorships, library and special collections enrichment, seminars / lectures / colloquia, technology enhancement and overall support of UAlbany’s many initiatives.

 

School and College Endowed Funds

College of Arts and Sciences
College Wide

For information regarding these funds, please contact the College of Arts & Science.

Kathleen Dennis '75 CAS Opportunity Fund       
Established by Kathleen Dennis, Class of 1975, to provide financial support for the top priorities of UAlbany College of Arts and Sciences, especially for enhancing the educational experience of its students.

Anthropology

Contact the Department of Anthropology for more information.

Christopher DeCormier Scholarship
Established in memory of former student Christopher DeCormier, this scholarship is awarded for outstanding achievement in the study of the Mayan Language and Culture under the direction of the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies. 

William Fenton Anthropology Research Endowment
Established through a bequest by William N. Fenton, the purpose of this endowment is to enable graduate students to undertake their first research in Anthropology.

Biological Sciences

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Department of Biological Sciences.

The Charles C. Adams and Harriet Dyer Adams Biodiversity, Conservation and Public Policy Fund
To recognize the pioneering work done by Harriet Dyer Adams' father in the early and mid-20th century, this fund was established by Miss Adams '60 to support the educational and research activities associated with the Program in Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy. This fund may be used to underwrite fellowships and assistantships, provide adjunct and visiting lecturer stipends, offer research grants to students and faculty members or sponsor other activities directly associated with the program.

Paul Lemon Ecology Fund
Established by Professor Emeritus Paul C. Lemon, a former chair of the Biology Department, this fund will provide funding for an annual award and/or lecture within the Department of Biological Sciences.

Life at the Science-Engineering Interface Endowed Lecture Series
The Life at the Science-Engineering Interface Endowed Lecture Series, generously established by Professors Marlene and Georges Belfort, provides support for lectures on interdisciplinary topics in the field of Biological and Life Sciences. This is a collaborative lecture series offered at both the University at Albany and at RPI. Both UAlbany and RPI will work in conjunction selecting renowned lecture speaker(s) to be hosted each year.

Edward L. Osborn Endowment
Established through the generosity of Edward Osborn '31, '38, a school administrator, this endowed fund provides support for the programs within the Biodiversity Program, including student environmental field study.

Robert Rickmenspoel Memorial Fund
Established through the contributions of faculty, staff and friends in memory of Robert Rickmenspoel, this fund provides support to sponsor an annual lecture by a distinguished biological scientist.

Chemistry

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Department of Chemistry.

The Henry G. Kuivila Lecture Fund
Established by the family, friends, colleagues and former students of Dr. Henry Kuivila, in his memory, this fund provides support for the Department of Chemistry to host an outstanding scientist, who would be invited to present a lecture to students and faculty members of the Chemistry Department. The scientist may also visit with members of the Chemistry Department faculty.

AMRI Chemistry Lecture
The AMRI Chemistry Lecture provides support for the Department of Chemistry to host lectures on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, drug discovery, etc.

English

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Department of English.

Sarah Blacher Cohen Lecture Series—Women of Valor
This fund was established to provide funds for a lecture that features speakers from across disciplines and in various walks of life who either embody the idea “women of valor” or who will address the general topic of women, women’s literature or women in history.

Richard Thorns Endowment
Established by Richard Thorns, Class of 1960 to provide a fellowship, scholarship or visiting professorship in English Literature within UAlbany’s English Department. 

Geography and Planning

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Department of Geography & Planning.

Capital Region Geography & Planning Endowed Fund
Generously established by Phoebe P. Bender, this fund provides support to UAlbany’s College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Geography and Planning. This fund will provide faculty and student support for programs focused around Albany , New York and the Capital Region. This fund will support, but is not limited to, student scholarships, student programming, faculty initiatives, travel expenses, program materials, etc. Ms. Bender is a longtime community activist and College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory board member.

Richard L. Green '77 and Kathleen Knopoff Endowed Fund in Geography & Planning
The Richard L. Green ’77 and Kathleen Knopoff Endowed Fund will provide support to UAlbany’s College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Geography and Planning. This fund will provide the Chair with flexible and yearly support to fund the priorities of greatest need within the department. This fund was established by the donors in honor of Dr. John S. Pipkin and his contributions to the Department of Geography and Planning.

History

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Department of History.

The History Department Endowment
This endowed fund provides support for the History Department to bring in guest speakers, conduct research, hold lectures, purchase equipment, etc.

Janice Dorr and Theordore H. Fossieck Memorial Fund
Established by Mrs. Janice Dorr Fossieck and Dr. Theodore H. Fossieck, Professor Emeritus and former Principal of the Milne High School 1948-1972, to encourage study of American History, especially the American Revolutionary War Period. This fund specifically supports the addition of materials to the University at Albany Library collection as well as annual lectures within the field of American History.
 

Judaic Studies

The Bernard D. Arbit Fund
Established through the generosity of Bernard D. Arbit ’43, this fund provides support for the Department of Judaic Studies and Center for Jewish Studies.

Colonie Jewish Community Association Fund for Jewish Studies
This fund was established to provide an annual program/event in Colonie that will highlight educational topics about Jewish life and culture, in conjunction with the Center for Jewish Studies. The program will underscore the Center's goal of promoting a deeper understanding of the social, religious and historical dimensions of Jewish life through educational lectures and activities. And, by including topics such as Jewish art, music and culture, the program will seek to attract a broad range of participants of all ages and backgrounds - from both the University community and greater Capital region. The goal of the program/event is to provide an academic forum for individuals who are interested in enriching their knowledge about Jewish culture.

Endowed Visiting Scholarship in Judaic Studies
Established to endow, support and maintain a visiting scholar within UAlbany’s Department of Judaic Studies.

Malka & Eitan Evan CJS Yom HaShoah Lecture
Account generously established by Mrs. Malka Evan and Mr. Eitan Evan to provide financial support of the annual Holocaust Lecture held within the Center for Jewish Studies at UAlbany.

The Stephen Arnold Rosenberg Endowment
Established by Mr. Haskell Rosenberg ’40 and Mrs. Bernice “Sunny” Rosenberg, this fund is utilized to support campus-wide arts and cultural activities through the Center for Jewish Studies. This may include, but is not limited to, concerts, recitals, films, lectures, etc.

Mathematics and Statistics

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

Richard Green and Kathleen Knopoff Endowed Fund in Mathematics & Statistics
The Richard L. Green ’77 and Kathleen Knopoff Endowed Fund in Mathematics and Statistics provides support to UAlbany’s College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This fund will provide the Chair with flexible and yearly support to fund the priorities of greatest need within the department.

The Man Mohan and Asha Devi Maheshwari Colloquium in Mathematics
at The University at Albany

Established by members of the Maheshwari Family in honor of the parents of
Raj Maheshwari ’83 for their compassion and philanthropy to many seeking education opportunities in their native India, to provide a lecture series for the Department of Mathematics. This fund helps provide support to cover the direct costs associated
with the Maheshwari Colloquium such as honoraria, travel, lodging, meals, reception,
audio-visual needs, equipment rental and publicity.

Music and Theatre

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Department of Music and Theatre.

Music Department

The Findlay and Marcia Cockrell Fund
Established by Mr. R. Findlay Cockrell, the Cockrell Fund shall provide support to the Music Department for the needs of keyboard instruments.
 

Theatre Department

Jarka and Grayce Susan Burian Endowed Theatre Fund
The Jarka and Grayce Susan Burian Endowed Theatre Fund provides support for the University at Albany’s Theatre Program. Distributions may be used for, but are not limited to, production support, equipment or staging needs, visiting actor or artist expenses, guest lecturers, printing needs, etc. The University at Albany is grateful for the meaningful and generous support shared over many years by Grayce Susan Burian, in loving memory of Professor Jarka Burian, to our renowned Theatre Program.

John Orser '55 Theatrical Endowment
Established by John Orser, Class of 1955 to provide financial support to UAlbany’s College of Arts & Sciences’ Theatre Department and related theatrical productions within the department.

Physics

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Department of Physics.

Dr. Clinton Ray Carpenter Physics Lecture Endowment
Established through the generosity of Dr. Clinton Ray Carpenter ’57, ’58, Ph.D. ’73, this fund provides support for the Physics Department to sponsor lectures on research in the field of Physics and on the teaching of Physics. The program should be designed to promote the intellectual exchange of ideas and advances in the field of Physics.

James W. Corbett Physics Department Memorial Fund
Established by Professors James Corbett (Physics) and M.E. Grenander (English), this memorial fund supports the programs and activities of the Physics Department.

The William A. Lanford Department of Physics Fund 
Established by Professor William Lanford, this fund provides support to the Department of Physics, namely to assist junior faculty members in the Department who are working on establishing their research credentials for tenure and promotion

Psychology

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Department of Psychology.

Edward B. Blanchard Fund
Established by Dr. Edward B. Blanchard and Dr. Christina G. Blanchard to provide scholarship and program support to UAlbany’s Clinical Psychology program. This fund provides scholarships to outstanding doctoral students admitted to doctoral candidacy in Clinical Psychology as well as to support colloquia in Clinical Psychology. 

Sociology

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Department of Sociology.

Theodore Standing Endowment
Through the generosity of Professor M.E. Grenander, this endowed fund was established to provide support for the annual Theodore Standing Lecture in Sociology.

The RNA Institute

For information regarding these funds, please contact the The RNA Institute.

Neil Eisenband '80 RNA Student Enrichment & Legacy Endowment
Established by Neil Eisenband ’80, this fund supports The RNA Institute and its students. Funding may be used for, but is not limited to, student scholarship support, student awards, supplies for students, travel and conference expenditures, and student research needs, etc.

Jeffrey S. Sherman'76 RNA Institute Endowment
Established by Jeffrey S. Sherman ’76 for the purposes of enhancing the overall student research experience at The RNA Institute at the University at Albany, this endowment provides financial support to the University at Albany’s RNA Institute.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Professor Vivien Ng Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies Endowment
Established by Vivien Ng, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, this endowment provides support for LGBTQ programming and initiatives occurring within UAlbany’s Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The Joan E. Schulz Endowment
Established through the generosity of Professor Judith Fetterley, this fund provides support to, initially, underwrite an annual lecture in Women’s Studies in honor of Joan E. Schulz, PhD, distinguished citizen of the University and founder of the Women’s Studies Program. During her years at the University, Dr. Schulz has been known for her dedication to teaching and feminist activism. To honor this commitment, the topic of the annual lecture will focus on the connection between theory and practice, academic knowledge and feminist activism, and shall be designed to celebrate the joyous feminist vision, life and spirit embodied by Dr. Schulz. The annual lecture shall be held on or around November 12, the date of birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a 19th century feminist whose life has been an inspiration and a model for Dr. Joan Schulz. Distributions relating to the Fund shall provide income to fund an annual lecture and eventually a Visiting Professorship.

College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC)
Program Funds

For information regarding these funds, please contact the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.

CEHC Dean’s Opportunity Fund
Generously established by Interim Dean David L. Rousseau, this endowed fund will provide support for activities having a direct and immediate impact on enhancing the undergraduate student experience, promoting innovative teaching, expanding research opportunities for faculty, and recruiting and retaining outstanding students in the CEHC.

Nora Jason Fund for Information Studies
Established through the Estate of Nora Jason ’66, this fund supports the School of Information & Library Science.

Havidán Rodríguez & Rosy Lopez CEHC Applied Learning Fund
Generously established by President Havidan Rodriguez and Rosy Lopez, this fund supports the CEHC program that deploys teams of students and faculty to disaster areas, thereby giving students valuable applied learning experiences while they provide meaningful assistance to people in need. Teams may be deployed to domestic or international disaster areas. Funding may cover, but is not limited to, travel expenses, lodging, food, emergency funds, safety gear, passports, international insurance and related administrative costs.

College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering
Program Funds

For information regarding these funds, please contact the College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering.

The Bunshaft Lecture on Careers in Computer Science
Established through the generosity of Albert Bunshaft ’80 and Caryn Bunshaft ’82, this endowment supports The Bunshaft Lecture in the CNSE. Alternatively, this fund may also be used to provide scholarship support for a student pursuing his or her degree in computer science.

Dorothy A. McGinnis ’32 Endowment
Established through a generous bequest by Dorothy A. McGinnis ’32, ’38, this fund provides support to the CNSE for its academic programs and activities.

Ye Wu '00, Ph.D. and Wanjie Sun '00, MA CNSE Endowment
This endowment provides overall general support for the programs, dean’s initiatives, research, faculty, and students at the College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering. 

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Program Funds

For information regarding these funds, please contact Rockefeller College.

Hisiger Family Endowment for the Center for Women in Government (CWGS)
Established by Dale and James Hisiger ’73, this fund provides support for the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society. This fund will provide the Director with flexible and yearly support to fund the priorities of greatest need at the Center.

Rockefeller College Dean's Fund for Excellence
The Rockefeller College Dean’s Fund for Excellence provides support for University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. This fund will provide the Dean with flexible and yearly support to fund the priorities of greatest need at the college.

Rockefeller College Professor Harold W. Adams Student Experience Fund
Established by Timothy Murphy, MPA ’77, this fund provides support for events and activities that enhance the overall student experience at Rockefeller College. Created to honor the legacy of Professor Harold W. Adam and recognize the impact that he made in the lives of students during his long tenure as an Associate Professor of Public Administration and later as the Chair of the Department of public Administration and Policy.

Massry School of Business
Program Funds

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Massry School of Business.

Accenture Accounting Fund
This fund is utilized to support a broad range of programs/projects/initiatives within the University at Albany’s Accounting Department, as determined annually by the Dean of the Massry School of Business.

Borys Family Career Services Endowment
The Borys Family Career Services Endowment, generously established by Michael ‘78 Borys and Barbara Bakal Borys ’78, provides critical support for the Massry School of Business’ Career Services programs, in particular Career Counseling Services and Career Service Technology Resources and including unrestricted/general support for Career Services.

Center for Institutional Investment Management Endowment
This endowment was established to provide for the initiatives and programs within the Center for Institutional Investment Management (CIIM).

Dean's Advisory Board Fund for Faculty Advancement
This fund was established by the Massry School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board to recognize Massry School of Business faculty who excel in teaching, service or other achievements as well as to facilitate research and faculty development within UAlbany’s Massry School of Business.

Deloitte Foundation Accounting Chair Opportunity Fund
This fund will provide $5,000 annually for five years enabling the Accounting Department Chair to support faculty research, student participation in symposia and competitions, and other opportunities to enhance their academic experience.

Deloitte Foundation Endowments (2)
The Deloitte Foundation Endowment, generously endowed by the alumni employees of Deloitte LLP, provides support for the operations of the Massry School of Business building (in order to establish and maintain the state-of-the-art teaching facilities of the two classrooms.) This endowment also supports The Deloitte Foundation Faculty Research Initiative, which supports the research and scholarship efforts of the University’s accounting faculty through the Deloitte Foundation Faculty Research Forum.

Endowment for Excellence for the Massry School of Business Building
Generously endowed by Patricia and J. Spencer Standish, this Endowment for Excellence provides additional support for enhancements, outfitting and material needs for the enviorons in the Massry School of Business building. This includes, but is not limited to, providing enhancement to furniture, fixture and equipment needs. This fund will also help allow the Massry School of Business to continue to provide a modern and up-to-date facility for its students, faculty and staff.

John S. Levato Endowed Teaching Award
Established by Stacy Bash-Polley ’89, the Levato Award provides awards to Massry School of Business faculty members to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and service.

Massry Family Endowments
In December 2014, the Massry Family generously contributed $5.25 million to the Massry School of Business. The University will use this transformative gift to ensure that its Massry School of Business building, named the Massry Center for Business in September 2015, remains a state-of-the-art resource for teaching, learning and research. The Massry gift will also fund speakers, conferences, and visiting faculty to enrich the academic experience for Massry School of Business students. And, the Massry Community Fellows Program will provide support for students from across the University to pursue internships with local non-profits, where funding for student internships is not normally available. The program’s goal is to strengthen community service, a hallmark of the Massry family, and public engagement, a core priority of the University.

Milton C. Olson Endowment Fund
Established by Dr. Milton C. Olson, former professor, director, chair and dean of the Massry School of Business, the purpose of this fund is to educate students on ethical standards and behavior in business and industry. The income from this fund may be used for honoraria and other expenses related to the program.

Joan D. Rosenthal ’76 and Frederick S. Schiff Undergraduate Teaching Prize (The Rosenthal Schiff Prize)
Established by Joan D. Rosenthal ’76 and Frederick S. Schiff, this fund provides awards to Massry School of Business faculty members to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and service. It is the intent of the donors to provide significant faculty incentive(s), facilitating direct and close connection between undergraduates and faculty, to improve the learning experience of undergraduate students.

Standish Professorship in Entrepreneurship
The Standish Professorship in Entrepreneurship provides support of the teaching, research and other responsibilities and activities of the Standish Professor in Entrepreneurship. The Standish Professorship will have broad impact, fostering entrepreneurship in the Massry School of Business, across the University, and the Capital Region.

Towers Perrin Research & Development Fund
This fund was established by Towers Perrin to provide annual awards to faculty and students in support of their research in the areas of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and Human Resource Management (HRM). This fund will also support the Towers Perrin Student Award. This annual award will be given to an outstanding Massry School of Business HRIS student.

School of Criminal Justice
Program Funds

For information regarding these funds, please contact the School of Criminal Justice.

Casey Groves Memorial Fund
This fund was established in 1991, by family, friends and colleagues, as a tribute to the late Casey Groves, a 1982 PhD recipient from the School of Criminal Justice. The purpose of this fund is to provide monies to pay for periodic seminars on unusual topics and methods that are innovative, as a memorial to Dr. Groves.

Distinguished Professor James Acker Moot Court Endowment
Generously established by Catherine Cerulli, PhD ’04 and Christopher Thomas ’86, The Distinguished Professor James Acker Moot Court Endowment provides support for the administration of the Moot Court program in the School of Criminal Justice. This fund will also provide resources for the recognition/support of the program’s student participants and research assistants. Distinguished Professor and Collins Fellow James Acker is considered a champion of students and has been recognized for his outstanding teaching and leadership at the University at Albany. Professor Acker is responsible for putting UAlbany on the national map regarding the American Collegiate Moot Court Association competitions.

Anna May & Lyndale Vess Endowed Fund
Established by Eric G. Lampert ’88, in loving memory of his grandparents, Anna May and Lyndale K. Vess, this fund provides support for UAlbany’s School of Criminal Justice’s PhD Program. This fund will provide the Dean with flexibility and yearly support for the needs of the school as well as to recruit the best and brightest PhD candidates. This fund will allow, but is not limited to, annual awards for student research and/or conference travel.

School of Education
Program Funds

For information regarding these funds, please contact the School of Education.

Martin '50 and Marie Lewenstein '49, '50 Dean's Fund for Excellence
Established by Lisa Stockbridge in memory of her parents Martin ’50 and Marie ’49 Lewenstein, this fund provides the Dean of the School of Education with flexible and yearly support to fund the priorities of greatest need within the School

Anne F. Roberts Reading Endowment
The Anne F. Roberts Reading Endowment provides flexible support for the Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning (formally known as the Reading Department) within the School of Education. This fund may be used to support the students, initiatives, programs and overall mission of the department. This endowment is being lovingly established by Anne to honor all the students who took her children’s literature courses and her colleagues in the Reading Department: Rose Marie Weber, Mary Unser, Ed Sipay, Dick Allington, Sean Walmsley and Peter Johnston.

Donald E. White, Jr. Arts and Education Fund
Established by Donald E. White, Jr. this fund shall provide a lecture series for the School of Education. If, in future years, the above stated purpose is no longer necessary, practical, or possible, the board of directors of the University at Albany Foundation shall use its discretion to designate this gift for purpose(s) which promotes and supports the education and research at The University at Albany or it successors.

School of Public Health
Program Funds

For information regarding these funds, please contact the School of Public Health.

Dean's Endowment for Excellence in the School of Public Health
Generously established by an anonymous donor, this endowment will augment the School of Public Health’s programs, students, initiatives, faculty and research.

Department and University Wide Endowed Funds

Art Museum

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Art Museum.

Brian T. Barlow '18, '19 Museum Internship Endowment
This endowment, established in honor of Brian Barlow, provides support for the University Art Museum to provide a paid internship to an undergraduate student.

The "Jack" W. and Gertrude Horan Memorial Art Museum Endowment
The Horan Endowment was established by Michael A. Boots, in honor of his friend Jack Horan. Jack inspired Michael to be involved in community service as Jack himself was for many years. Jack was an artist and writer and inspired young people, including his 11 grandchildren to explore their artistic side. The Horan Endowment provides support for the University Art Museum’s Student Advisory Committee’s activities, initiatives and events. The purpose of the committee is to encourage undergraduate student involvement and awareness in the University’s Art Museum, a fitting way to honor Jack’s memory and help students learn about and appreciate art and the University at Albany’s Art Museum.

Robin Kanson Lewis '70 Exhibition Endowment Fund
The Robin Lewis ’70 Exhibition Endowment Fund will provide financial support for the exhibition program at the University at Albany’s Art Museum. UAlbany’s exhibition program is at the heart of the museum’s mission to bring the best of contemporary visual culture to UAlbany and the surrounding community. This fund will help provide stable and flexible support so that the Art Museum can continue to focus on attracting both national and international artists to UAlbany’s campus.

The Ann C. Mataraso Endowment Fund
Established through the generosity of Ann C. Mataraso, The Ann C. Mataraso Endowment Fund was created to provide annual financial support to cover the costs associated with, and pertaining to, the installation of the MFA show for the University at Albany Art Museum (which supports the work of Fine Art students each year).

University Art Museum Director’s Fund
Established through the generosity of the donors and supporters of the University Art Museum, The Director’s Fund was established to enrich programming, to increase outreach, and to expand the museum’s role in the regional arts community and beyond.

Athletics

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Athletics Department.

Stuyvesant Plaza Scoreboard Endowment
Generously established by Stuyvesant Plaza, Inc. and Edward P. Swyer, this fund provides support for the maintenance and upkeep of the Stuyvesant Plaza scoreboard located in the SEFCU Arena.

Cancer Research Center

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Cancer Research Center.

Cancer Research Endowment
This endowed fund was established to provide support for the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics to support seed funds for new research projects, provide bridge funding to keep research projects viable between grants, support for a research seminar series and biennial meeting as well as travel to outside research conferences, stipends for graduate students, subscriptions to research journals and the hiring of and set-up for new researchers and staff.

Hogarty Family Foundation Lectureship Fund
Established through the generosity of Daniel J. Hogarty and the Hogarty Family Foundation, this fund provides support for a public lecture program through The Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics at UAlbany to provide information to the community about a broad range of topics related to cancer, cancer genomics and cancer research.

Massry Cancer Research Fund
Through the generosity of the Massry Charitable Foundation, Morris Massry and Norman Massry, this fund was established to provide support for research and related activities occurring at the Cancer Research Center.

The Carolina DeThomasis Tobia Memorial Endowment
Named in loving memory of “Aunt Carolina” DeThomasis Tobia by Marco DeThomasis and Michael Boots, this endowment will continue to provide funding for studentships, research projects and/or travel to scientific meetings by the students and researchers of UAlbany’s Cancer Research Center. This endowed fund represents Carolina for who she was as person—someone deeply interested in advancing and helping others.

Division of Student Affairs

For information regarding these funds, please contact Student Affairs.

Alumni and Friends of Middle Earth Endowment
Established by many generous donors, the Alumni & Friends of Middle Earth Endowment will provide support for the enhancement of the many existing—and new--programs and initiatives occurring through the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program.

Class of 2010 Endowment Fund
The Class of 2010 Fund provides support for intramural programs, this includes but is not limited to, expenses for equipment, fields, etc.

Dippikill Endowment
This endowment provides support for the programs and initiatives related to the Dippikill Wilderness Retreat.

Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Fund for Student Life
This fund provides financial support for student life initiatives within the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement, specifically in the area of Diversity and Inclusion. This fund will be used to create and enhance a diverse and inclusive community at The University at Albany including race, ethnicity, religious belief, gender, gender expression, orientation, veteran status and disability status. This fund will support programming for student groups, speakers and training programs related to Diversity and Inclusion, underwriting student travel expenses for conference, applications to graduate school, social events, supplies and materials, underwriting student salaries and creating diverse and inclusive spaces on campus.

UAlbany Student Experience Fund
Generously endowed through the support of Peter Brusoe, PhD ’03, ’04, the UAlbany Student Experience Fund will enhance student programming, entertainment, diversity and cultural offerings & initiatives that foster wellness and healthy lifestyles for our students.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

For information regarding these funds, please contact the EOP.

Laurence Austin '81 EOP Endowment
The Laurence M. Austin ’81 EOP Endowment provides unrestricted support for UAlbany’s Educational Opportunities Program (EOP). This fund will provide flexible support for the priorities of greatest need within the program. This fund may support but is not limited to, providing general student assistance, conference or travel expenses, supplies, materials, and student scholarships.

Barlow Family Endowment for Excellence in EOP
The Barlow Family Endowment for Excellence in EOP provides support for UAlbany’s renowned Educational Opportunities Program. Expenditures may provide, and are not limited to, student scholarships or emergency support, program initiatives, or to address the immediate needs of the students, program, or office.

Shirley Chisholm Trailblazers Endowment
The Shirley Chisholm Trailblazers Endowment provides support for students who are part of the University at Albany’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP.)This endowment has been established in honor and in memory of Shirley Chisholm, who in 1968 became the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress. A woman who dared to be a catalyst for change! The University at Albany Foundation is grateful to Meredith A. Butler for honoring a trailblazer and advocate for women and minority citizens during her seven terms in the US House of Representatives. 

Initiatives for Women

For information regarding these funds, please contact Initiatives for Women.

Buhrmaster Family Endowment
Established by Maureen Buhrmaster ’70 and Robert Buhrmaster, this fund supports the annual priorities of UAlbany’s Initiatives for Women Program (IFW). IFW benefits women students, faculty, and staff and the University at Albany and our community as a while by providing them the means to advance their educational and professional goals.  

New York State Writers Institute

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Writers Institute.

Maguire Family Endowment at the NYSWI
Generously established by Gregory Maguire ’76, this endowment provides financial support for the New York State Writers Institute to host authors throughout the year at various events occurring on campus and in the local community. Funds from this endowment may also be used to host high-profile authors when needed.

New York State Writers Institute Classic Film Series Endowment
Established by Marc G. Guggenheim ’92, this fund provides programming support for the New York State Writers Institute Classic Film Series, which provides free cinematic events for film commentary for the UAlbany campus and public.

Opalka Family Endowment
The Opalka Family Endowment provides support for the initiatives and programs occurring at the University at Albany's New York State Writers Institute. This includes, but is not limited to, support for the visiting writers’ series, film series, visiting authors and/or poets and community workshops.

William Kennedy Writers Institute Endowment
Established in honor of William Kennedy’s 90th birthday, this fund provides support for the initiatives and program occurring at the New York State Writers Institute. This includes, but is not limited to, support for the visiting writers series, film series, visiting authors and/or poets and community workshops.

Performing Arts Center

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Performing Arts Center.

Playwright in Residence
This fund provides support to programs associated with a visiting playwright in residence, including honorariums, travel, per diem, play production, etc.

Provost's Office

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Office of the Provost.

Carla Rizzo Delray ’42 Endowed Professorship
A generous bequest by Carla Rizzo Delray ’42 established The Carla Rizzo Delray ’42 Endowed Professorship, which may be used to supplement the work, research, and/or teaching of an individual faculty member within the physical and/or natural sciences. During her years at the New York State College for Teachers, Carla Delray was something of a Renaissance woman, majoring in French, Spanish and Mathematics and minoring in History. She credited her education with preparing her for successive careers in the securities industry, financial analysis and artificial intelligence.

Ray Falconer Endowed Chair
A generous bequest by Gertrude S. Thompson established The Ray Falconer Endowed Chair within the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. And, if the income permits, to provide educational programs, lectures and research in atmospheric sciences. Mrs. Thompson was an environmentalist with interest in meteorology and related weather phenomena. It was through these interests that she met Mr. Falconer at the ASCR Whiteface Mountain Field Station in the late 1970’s where she attended his lectures.

University Libraries

For information regarding these funds, please contact the University Libraries.

Peter and Marjorie Benedict Endowment
Established by Marjorie Benedict ‘74, this fund provides monies to purchase books for the University Library collections to support the programs that are within French studies.

Catherine A. Bertini '71 Special Collections Endowment
The Catherine A. Bertini ’71 Special Collections Endowment provides for the promotion of her collection and for the broad dissemination of its contents. The University at Albany is grateful to Catherine for her generous support of our libraries, students, and programs while proud of her accomplishments throughout the world.

Marcia J. Brown Library Fund
The Marcia J. Brown Library Endowment provides support for the initiatives, work, and activities of the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections at the University at Albany Libraries. Marica J. Brown ’40, a generous donor and supporter of the University Libraries, was an internationally renowned illustrator and author of children’s books.

Patricia Stocking Brown Fund for Feminist Social Justice Research in University Libraries
This fund, established by Professor Stephen C. Brown and other donors, provides for the acquisition and use of materials to enhance the University Library’s Special Collections and Archives related to feminist social justice.

Dorothy Christiansen Enrichment Fund
This fund was established to serve as a permanent tribute to Dorothy E. Christiansen, head of the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, and was established in honor of her retirement from the University Libraries on November 16, 2001. This account provides general support for the enhancement of the collections and services of the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Mary Elizabeth Cobb Endowment
Established through a bequest by Miriam Snow Mathes ’26, this fund has supported/supports the renovation and refurbishment of the Cobb Room and its equipment.

Dean and Director’s New Initiatives Fund for Albany’s University Libraries
Established through the generosity of past Library Dean and Director Meredith Butler, this fund was established to allow the Dean and Director of University Libraries to make strategic investments in new initiatives to advance the collections and services of the University Libraries. Funds may be used for, but are not limited to, new programmatic initiatives, acquisition of materials, technological advances, and/or capital improvements.

Faerman-Fletcher Endowed Book & Materials Fund
The Faerman-Fletcher Endowed Book & Materials Fund provides funds for students (undergraduate or graduate) who are in need of academic books or other academically related supplies.

Greatest Generation Fund for the University Libraries
Spearheaded by members of the Class of 1948, on the occasion of their 55th reunion in 2003, this fund was established to memorialize classmates and alumni who exemplified the best of "the greatest generation." The purpose of this fund is to provide monies to purchase books and materials (both paper and electronic publications) in order to enhance and preserve the University Libraries' collections in arts and sciences.

M.E. Grenander Special Collections & Archives
To honor Professor Grenander's outstanding service to and support of the University at Albany, the Department of Special Collections and Archives in the University Libraries was dedicated as the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives on September 27, 1996. Professor Grenander gave more than $1 million to the University at Albany, including a $250,000.00 endowment for the department and $500,000 to establish a professorship in memory of her husband, James Corbett, a professor of physics at the University at Albany, who died in 1994.

Dorothy G. Griffin Library Endowment
Established through the generosity of Dorothy G. Griffin ’34, this fund provides support for the purchase of equipment and furnishings for University Library facilities.

Louise DeAngelis Hall Library Endowment
Established through the generosity of Louise DeAngelis Hall ’42, the fund provides support for resources, programs, and related educational expenses associated with library development.

Helen F. Rex Hart ’27 Library Fund
Established through a bequest by the Estate of Dorothy Rex West, sister of Helen F. Rex Hart, this fund provides support for the Libraries to purchase reference books in the field of History.

Harry and Louise Clement Hastings Fund
Established by Alice Hastings Murphy, Director Emeritus of the University Libraries, in memory of her parents. This fund provides support for the purchase of literary materials and for the preservation of all library materials.

Endowed Fund for the Preservation of the Hawley Building Windows and Murals
Established through a joint fundraising effort of the Friends of the Libraries and the University Libraries, the purpose of this fund is to provide for the ongoing repair, maintenance, and preservation of the stained glass windows and canvas murals in the Hawley Building.

History of American Science & Technology Endowment
Established by Professor Kendall A. Birr, this fund provides for the purchase of books dealing with the history and sociology of American science and technology. This includes natural sciences as developed in the United States, and technology in a broader spectrum.

Honoring Our Professors Endowed Fund for University Libraries
This fund provides support for the University Libraries to enhance their collection of materials related to the arts and sciences. Funds may be used to obtain books and materials, both paper and electronic publications, in arts and sciences collections as well as to preserve these collections. Other contributors to this fund may honor favorite professors through a recognition leadership gift to this fund. This fund has been established through the generosity of Matthew ’57, ’61, and Sandra, MLS ’71 Ostoyich.

Esther A. Jansen'26 Endowment for University Libraries
Established through the generosity of the Estate of Ester A. Jansen ’26, this fund provides general support for the University Libraries at the University at Albany.

Frida Lundell Lewis Library Endowment
Established through a bequest by the Estate of Frida Lundell Lewis ‘34, the purpose of this endowment is to provide general support for the enhancement of collections and services of the University Libraries.

Lucius N. Littauer Judaica Periodical Fund
This fund was established through the generosity of The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation to provide funds for the Libraries to purchase Judaica and Hebraica journals and periodicals.

Gregory Maguire ’76 Endowment
Established by Gregory Maguire ’76, this fund provides support for the Gregory Maguire Archives at the University at Albany’s M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives. This support includes organizing, housing, preserving, publicizing, and digitizing materials in this collection. Funds may also be used by University Libraries to support programming related to the Gregory Maguire Papers and other literary and historical collections.

The George E. Martin Fund
Established by Dr. George E. Martin, Class of 1954, Professor Emeritus (Mathematics), this fund is to support the University Libraries, in particular the research support offered by the Interlibrary Loan Department.

Miriam Snow Mathes Endowment Fund
Established through the generosity of Miriam Snow Mathes’26, this fund provides support for the Historical Children’s Literature Collection in the University Libraries.

Professor Herman Prins Salomon Endowment
The Professor Herman Prins Salomon Endowment provides support to the M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives at the University Libraries. Fluent in ten languages, Professor Salomon retired in 2010 from the Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures after 42 years of service to the University. He was responsible for initiating Dutch and Portuguese instruction and a Portuguese minor at UAlbany. 

University Libraries Fund for Materials in Economics
Established through the generosity of Jeremy Schrauf MA ’75, this fund is used by the Libraries to enhance their collection of materials related to the research and study of Economics. The purchase of such materials and of important print and electronic media is vital to serving the needs of students and researchers.  Funds may be used to purchase, but are not limited to, items such as network licenses to access economic databases that can be used for specific research projects, computer software necessary for accessing research materials and
books and working papers in the field of Economics.

University Libraries Fund for Materials in Education
This fund is being established to provide materials and enhance collections for those who are in the field of Education, to purchase new and emerging pedagogy and technology materials to be used by students, researchers, and educators.

University Libraries Fund for Materials in Fine Arts and Performing Arts
This fund allows the University Libraries to enhance their collection of materials related to the fine and performing arts. The purchase of such materials and of important print and electronic media is vital to serving the needs of students and researchers. Funds may be used to obtain digital resources that support instruction, purchase materials in new formats or replace/migrate materials from one media format to another, purchase annual site license agreements for subscriptions to online indices/abstracts of current journal articles in the fine and performing arts, and to purchase new equipment or replace older media hardware.

University Libraries Fund for the Preservation Laboratory
Established through the generosity of past Library dean and director Meredith Butler, this fund provides support for the University Libraries Preservation Laboratory to be used at the discretion of the Head of the Preservation Laboratory for purposes such as student assistance, internships, supplies, equipment or financial support for preservation education and training.

University Libraries Endowed Fund for Materials in the Humanities
To allow the Libraries to strengthen and maintain existing humanities collections, as well as provide for new collections to support the humanities, this endowed fund has been established in support of these initiatives.

University Libraries Endowment for Enriching Programs in Science and Technology
Established with leadership gifts by Dr. Roy ’56, ’58 and Shirley Stevens, Dr. Charles ’73 and Rene ’75 Gibbs, and Mrs. Edith Quake ’63, this endowment will provide funds to the University Libraries to strengthen and maintain existing science and technology collections (paper and non-paper) as well as provide for the new science and technology collections, in a variety of formats, that the future will mandate.

University-Wide

For information regarding these funds, please contact the University at Albany Foundation.

Ted Anderson Law Fund
Established by the generosity of Theodore C. Anderson III, Esq. ’82, this fund may be utilized to sponsor seminars and/or symposia on the topic of the law, provide support for legal topic lectures, etc. at UAlbany.

Bloomstone Family Legacy Fund for Student Enrichment
The Bloomstone Family Legacy Fund for Student Enrichment provides financial support for the programs, initiatives and student-oriented opportunities occurring within the University at Albany’s Office of Access and Academic Enrichment. This generous pledge was made in honor of Christopher Fernando, Ph.D., former Director of the University at Albany’s Office of Access and Academic Enrichment, in recognition of his excellent work and mentoring of students.

Endowment for Innovation
A core endowment to be used for support where the need is the greatest, and to promote innovation in the University’s programs.

Emeritus Center Endowment
Generously established by William L. Reese, II, Ph.D., this fund provides support for a variety of programs & initiatives that occur at UAlbany’s Emeritus Center, including but not limited to providing community awareness of the importance of private support for the University at Albany.

Evan Collins Fellows
Established in honor of Evan Revere Collins, UAlbany President from 1949-1969, to recognize teaching faculty for their outstanding service and commitment to the University over an extended period of time.  This award is intended to acknowledge the efforts of faculty who are exemplars of the highest levels of institutional commitment and service.

Lavan Family Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Endowment
Established by Maryanne Lavan ’81, in memory of her bother, Matt, this fund will provide support for the priorities, initiatives and programs occurring at The Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Lavan Family Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) Endowment
Established by Maryanne Lavan ’81, this fund will provide support for UAlbany’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. The endowment may be used for overall support of the Center and those who utilized the services provides by the Center. Examples include, but are not limited to: emergency funding for students, travel expenses, program enrichment, enhancing lending researches, office initiatives, etc. This fund was established in memory of, and in honor of, Maryanne’s beloved brother Matt.

Charles W. Lickel ’77 and Ray Letourneau Diversity Endowment
The Charles W. Lickel ’77 and Ray Letourneau Diversity Endowment provides program support for the University at Albany’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center within the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement and the Division of Student Success. The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) persons at UAlbany. The Center further enhances UAlbany’s commitment to social justice and diversity by supporting students of all backgrounds and cultural identities and is a valuable source of support and networking for students, faculty and staff.

Professor Reese "Three Voices" Endowment
Generously established by William L. Reese II, Ph.D., The Professor Reese “Three Voices” Endowment provides support for programs and initiatives occurring at the Emeritus Center, at the University at Albany and within the local community. The initiatives and programs supported by this endowment should equally reflect the “Three Voices” of the Emeritus Center, which include Research, Teaching and Service.  The Donor is grateful to President Kermit L. Hall for having the vision to establish the Emeritus Center and encourage Emeriti to continue their research, teaching, and university service—along with a strong sense of community.

Women in Government & Civil Society

For information regarding these funds, please contact the Women in Government & Civil Society.

The Sue Faerman, Ph.D. ’87 & Barbara Fletcher, Ph.D. ’75, ’86 Center for Women in Government & Civil Society’s Women’s Leadership Academy Endowment
The Faerman-Fletcher Endowment provides support for the programs and initiatives occurring at the Women’s Leadership Academy at the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society at the University at Albany. If the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society should cease to exist or function, this fund may be used to provide support for the activities, initiatives and programs related to social justice and women’s issues at UAlbany.