SUNY Plattsburgh Profiles in Giving

Presidential Scholar Matthew Rine '19 Is Grateful for Opportunity

Photo of Matthew RineFor freshman Matthew Rine of Peru, who began his college career this fall as one of only five presidential scholars at SUNY Plattsburgh, the possibilities of who and what he will do with his life are an embarrassment of riches — so many choices for so many interests. It’s hard for him to narrow it down. Read more.

Public Relations Students Bring New Awareness Campaign to Peers

Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh studentsPlattsburgh students had power. By checking boxes on slips of paper called Burghy Bucks, they gave one campus program $5,000. Read more.

The Many Virtues of Planning Ahead

Photo of Larry Soroka and Cerise ObermanThe program’s founder, Laurence Soroka, and his wife, Cerise Oberman, recently made their own plan: to provide deserving EXP students financial support by establishing the Expeditionary Studies Endowment Award. Read more.

A Life Filled With Gumption and Determination

Photo of Jonathan and Grace AllenAs a final act of generosity to college-age young people in and around Plattsburgh, Grace Howard-Allen, who died in June 2014 at the age of 100, left the remaining $500,000 from an IRA to the Plattsburgh College Foundation to manage and distribute the Allen-Howard Scholarship. Read more.

The Mohamed Gaber Excellence in Mentoring Endowment

Photo of Mohamed GaberThe Mohamed Gaber Excellence in Mentoring Endowment is named in honor of Dr. Mohamed Gaber for his excellence in creating mentoring opportunities for SUNY Plattsburgh students. Read more.

Alumna, Former Librarian Bequeaths Nearly Half a Million to SUNY Plattsburgh

Photo of Phyllis Wells '57SUNY Plattsburgh has received one of the largest gifts from an alumna in the history of the college. The donation of $470,000 comes from the estate of alumna and former librarian Phyllis Wells. Read more.

Longtime Director Mowry Urges Honors Alumni to Give Back

Photo of Doc Mowry and studentAs a distinguished teaching professor and director of SUNY Plattsburgh’s honors program, Dr. David Mowry has mentored a generation of students. Read more.

Alumni’s Gift Benefits SUNY Plattsburgh Student from Same Hometown

Photo of Anna RagozaPaula and Michael Freed Scholarship benefits Granville Central Junior/Senior High School graduates who attend SUNY Plattsburgh. Read more.

Chartwells Commits to $125,000 in Scholarship Support

Chartwells, SUNY Plattsburgh's food-service provider, is helping nourish not only students' bodies, but their minds as well. Read more.


Contact Information

For more information about giving to SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Anne Whitmore Hansen
Executive Director, Plattsburgh College Foundation
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Office: Hawkins Hall 109
Phone: (518) 564-2090