Above and Beyond!

Above and Beyond!


About the Campaign

p22-dfsstudentgroupIn 2011, SUNY Oswego embarked on a historic journey to raise $40 million, the largest fundraising initiative by any SUNY comprehensive college.

Under the leadership of President Deborah F. Stanley and inspired by the college’s Tomorrow strategic plan, the campaign engaged the entire Oswego family. The Oswego College Foundation, responsible for raising private philanthropic funds, managed campaign initiatives led by Campaign Chair Mark Baum ’81 and Honorary Campaign Chair Dr. Barbara Palmer Shineman ’65 M’71.

The major goals were to:

1 Build the endowment to invigorate our intellectual climate
2 Increase and diversify student scholarships and support programs
3 Sustain day-to-day excellence through unrestricted and annual gifts to The Fund for Oswego


Message from the President

endowment growth chartWith Passion & Purpose: The Campaign for SUNY Oswego ignited the passion of more than 16,000 alumni who found purpose in advancing the mission and success of the college. Thanks to their generous support, the campaign is making an impact on our students and our campus through scholarships, program funds and annual support.

“The impact of the campaign goes beyond financial success. Oswego pride is surging. It is seen in the increased participation and engagement of our 85,000 alumni and 8,000 students. It is heard in the stories shared with the college. It is felt across campus. The campaign impact website provides a glimpse of a few impacts made by the most successful campaign in college history.

“We have secured the resources needed to transform lives and inspire our graduates to achieve their greatest dreams.”

—President Deborah F. Stanley

Message from the Campaign Chair

p23-markbaumWe are tremendously proud of what has been accomplished through this campaign, With Passion & Purpose, under the leadership of President Deborah F. Stanley. President Stanley’s vision, coupled with the dedication of the Oswego College Foundation Board of Directors and the guidance of the President’s Campaign Cabinet, set the college on course for the most successful campaign in Oswego’s history. The unwavering support of the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors helped to create the excitement that motivated our grassroots efforts to reach more than 85,000 alumni.

By the end of the five-year campaign, more than 16,000 alumni, students, parents and supporters rallied to support us, with Passion & Purpose—affirming the transformative power of higher education and the importance of enlightened and inspired leadership to successfully address the world’s greatest challenges. I want to thank each and every donor and supporter who lifted us above and beyond our historic goal.

I am so proud to have been part of this ambitious effort. This campaign goes a very long way toward securing our future and providing the college with the resources it needs to prepare our students to lead productive lives and contribute to the common good. I know the Oswego college community will carry forward the momentum and build on the good work generated by this campaign. I invite you to discover on the following pages and on the multimedia website at oswego.edu/campaign how your support is making an impact all across campus and in our students’ lives, every day.

We hope you will join us in making your support for Oswego a lifelong commitment, and thank you all for helping us make With Passion & Purpose a resounding success!

—Mark Baum ’81, chair

Campaign Milestones: From July 2011 to June 30, 2016

See the impact the campaign is having on campus.

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