Every five years, classmates come together to celebrate their undergraduate experience at Reunion. As part of the celebration, alumni are asked to contribute to the College as part of their class or affinity group’s gift.
Your contributions are powering student life and learning at SUNY Cortland, helping to maintain and enhance the Cortland experience with scholarships, undergraduate research, athletic and cultural arts resources and a range of initiatives that might not otherwise be funded.
Gifts for all purposes –The Cortland Fund, capital and endowment gifts and planned gifts – count toward reunion giving goals. Classmates are asked to make a gift in celebration of this important milestone to support the next generation of SUNY Cortland students. Gifts, at any level, are very important. Reunion gifts allow the College to provide more resources for exceptional educational experiences on campus.
Classes compete for the following awards which are presented by the Cortland College Foundation:
The Cortland Cup is awarded to the reunion class with the largest total reunion class gift to SUNY Cortland.
The Presidents Cup is awarded to the reunion class with the largest unrestricted reunion class gift to The Cortland Fund.
The Foundation Directors Cup is awarded to the reunion class with the highest percentage of participation in giving.
Make your gift count by making your gift today!
Individual Class Gifts:
Class of 1949: The Class of 1949 has decided to give to The Cortland Fund with a giving goal of $40,000.
Class of 1954: The Class of 1954 has decided to give to The Cortland Fund with a giving goal of $25,000.
Class of 1959: The Class of 1959 has decided to contribute to their class scholarship. The current value of the scholarship is nearly $34,000 and awards a scholarship to one student. With additional funds, the College could award at least one more scholarship to a deserving student and the Class of 1959 will forever hold a legacy at SUNY Cortland. Their giving goal is $35,000.
Class of 1964: The Class of 1964 has decided to give to The Cortland Fund with a giving goal of $20,000.
Class of 1969: The Class of 1969 has decided to contribute additional funds to the 1969 Scholarship that was established at the 40th reunion. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student with financial need. Their giving goal is $20,000.
Class of 1979: The Class of 1979 has decided to give to The Cortland Fund with a giving goal of $25,000.
Class of 1983, 1984, 1985: The Cluster Reunion has decided to give to The Cortland Fund with a giving goal of $70,000.
Class of 1989: The Class of 1989 has decided to give to The Cortland Fund with a giving goal of $10,000.
Delta Kappa Beta (1925-1991): The Kappa committee suggests brothers consider a gift to name the front lawn west at the Parks Alumni House for $1,000. In addition, they would like to raise funds to create a paid internship position for the alumni affairs office. The minimum endowment level is $25,000 to create the position in perpetuity. If the minimum amount is not met, the money will be used to fund positions until the funds are exhausted. Their giving goal is $35,000.
Alpha Delta Sorority: The Alpha Delta committee asks the sorority to consider a gift of $2,000 to help name the walkway at the Parks Alumni House. Any additional money raised from the sorority will go to the Alpha Delta Scholarship. Sisters may also contribute to something other than this project by indicating your intentions with your contribution. Their giving goal is $35,000.
Resident Assistants: The Reunion Committee suggests gifts be made to the James F. Casey ’50 Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to an undergraduate student who best demonstrates leadership, commitment to the residence hall programs and concern for the welfare of others. The scholarship was created in memory of James Casey ’50, who was SUNY Cortland’s first director of student housing.
To make your reunion gift:
Call: 607-753-5744 to make your gift and indicate your specific designation, if any.
Checks: Please make checks payable to: Cortland College Foundation, PO Box 2000, Cortland, NY 13045. Please write any specific designation on the memo line.
Online: Make your gift instantly and securely using a credit card though our online giving form and select the designation of your choice.
Enjoy Your Reunion!
Visit the Alumni Association page for more information about reunion events!