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The Cortland Fund

The Cortland Fund allows donors to help the College address its most important educational needs year in and year out. Students and faculty directly benefit from these gifts.

Every year SUNY Cortland alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends participate in The Cortland Fund because they understand the importance of supporting and exceptional Cortland education. As an annual fund, making a consistent gift each and every year enables The Cortland Fund to sustain itself and provide a foundation for growth.

Your gift helps the College provide the programs and services that make for a world-class education at an affordable price.

How your gift will be used
    For student scholarships
    For academic program support
    For cultural arts programming
    For faculty development

Every dollar invested in The Cortland Fund is invaluable as it ensures an excellent education and enhances the scope, breadth and quality of the SUNY Cortland experience.

You can be proud to know that your gift, no matter the size, has helped provide an opportunity-rich environment for today’s student, and in turn, they will make a difference in their communities tomorrow.

Past gifts to the Cortland Fund have helped… campus collaboration with local high schools to conduct scientific research.

Undergraduate biology: adolescence education major Shannon Potaczala and biology major Nicole Chadowski are gaining hands-on experience through a project funded by alumni gifts.

The pair, along with Professor Angela Pagano, are working with area school teachers and students to identify non-native earthworm species and collect data on their distribution and abundance. The team approach allows all involved to participate in authentic research while maximizing the amount of data collected.

The information gathered will help the group better understand the earthworm’s invasion patterns and ecological impact and help provide solutions to limit the spread of the species.

“Alumni support through the Cortland Fund has been essential in providing my students with research opportunities that will give them a competitive edge upon graduation,” says Pagano, an assistant professor for biological sciences. “It is the availability of opportunities such as these that make SUNY Cortland a great choice for undergraduate education.”