Ways to Give

Ways to Give

SUNY Cortland is fortunate to have the support of thousands of alumni, friends and parents. All gifts make it possible for Cortland to provide its many students a fulfilling and life changing educational experience. As you consider your gift to Cortland, please know that there are a number of options available. These options are detailed below. No matter how large your gift, your support is truly appreciated. 

Matching Gift Program

Employer matching gifts are a great way to increase your donation. You or your spouse may work for a company that will double, or even triple, your contribution to SUNY Cortland.

Find out if your company offers matching gifts.

Matching Gift Form


Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds are an effective choice when making a gift to the College. Receive a charitable deduction for the fair market value of the gift and avoid all capital gains tax. For more information and transfer instructions, please contact:

Manager, Financial Operations

Payroll Deduction for Employees

SUNY Cortland employees can support the College through easy payroll deductions.

Payroll Deduction Form (PDF)

Leadership Giving

Your annual participation as a member of Partners in Leadership strengthens SUNY Cortland’s ability to grow and remain competitive — enhancing the College and the value of a SUNY Cortland degree. This distinction honors those who make an annual gift of $1,000 or more. In recognition of your support, you will enjoy special access to many programs and events including:

  • Invitations to exclusive events and programs
  • Insider news, information and plans for the College
  • Special listing in the Cortland College Foundation’s annual Honor Roll of Donors

Take your place as a leader at SUNY Cortland by joining the Partners in Leadership today. 

Gift/Estate Planning

Many alumni and friends of SUNY Cortland would like to make a major gift to the College; however, giving a large outright donation during their lifetime may not be possible.

The solution may be to plan a gift that benefits the College in the future. With planning, you can achieve your philanthropic goals while meeting your, and your family’s, lifestyle needs.

Visit the Gift Planning website.

Give Online

Our Give Now link allows quick access to enter gift information.

The Cortland College Foundation accepts your gift in the form of credit through Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.


It would be a pleasure and honor to accept your gift by telephone. The Cortland College Foundation accepts Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payments.

Please contact the Cortland College Foundation toll free at

866-653-6246  or 


We will warmly accept your gift by mail. Your gift should be made payable to the

Cortland College Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045

Contact Us

Cortland College Foundation
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045 
Email us

Peter Perkins
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Matthew Clark
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Tina Aversano ’96
Manager of Scholarships and Donor Relations

Richard Coyne ’07
Senior Gift Officer

Michael Fusilli
Major Gift Officer

Rachel Sluberski
Major Gift Officer

Michele Artus
Leadership Gift Officer