29 Tompkins St.
Cortland, NY 13045
The Alumni Association’s Opportunities to Give Program was created to allow SUNY Cortland alumni and friends the chance to support the association’s goal to create a permanent endowment of $500,000 for the Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House.
Since its start, the fund has reached over 1.7 million dollars and has continued to grow due to the support of alumni and friends that hold a special connection with the Parks Alumni House.
There are currently three seperate funds that encompass an 'Opportunity to Give.'
Capital Restoration Fund - allows for an individual to make a $10,000 donation over the course of a five-year period. Donors to the fund will have their name(s) listed on a plaque, similar to that of the Charter Patron display, and will be located across the wall from it.
Expense Fund - was uniquely created to allow the flexibility to underwrite current expenses that may not have been planned and/or budgeted for in a given fiscal year.
Preservation Fund - involves two components; Naming Opportunities and the Trustees Program. Under Naming Opportunities, donors can have their name(s) listed on a plaque after they purchase a garden section or pay for existing furniture. The Trustee program was designed to allow for a select group of individuals or organizations the opportunity to be recognized as a valuable benefactor. With a $100,000 donation, these funds will help ensure the conservation of the Parks Alumni House by raising an additional $1 million for the Preservation Fund. Below, you will find greater detail about each fund and its purpose.
Our List of Distinguished Donors recognizes individuals for their contribution to a particular program. These funds are used to ensure the preservation of this marvelous home and its history. View the List of Distinguished Donors.
If you have any questions or are interested in making a one-time donation to the Alumni House Expense Fund or Preservation Fund, you may do so by clicking Give Now or at the bottom, click on the Support SUNY Cortland icon. You will be redirected to the SUNY Cortland website where you will have the opportunity to choose from the drop down menu which fund you would like your contribution to go towards. Anyone interested in becoming an Alumni House Trustee or a donor to our Capital Restoration Fund, should contact Alumni House General Manager, Rich Coyne ’07.
On behalf of the Alumni Association, we thank you for your continued support of the Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House.