POTSDAM, NY (07/11/2017) (readMedia)-- SUNY Potsdam will welcome nearly 600 alumni and friends back to campus during Reunion Weekend 2017, from Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16.
With a number of special celebrations and commemorations, alumni have also chosen to give back to their alma mater as they head back for reunion. SUNY Potsdam alumni and friends have given a total of $1,994,288 in honor of 2017 class reunions, as of July 11.
Four classes have exceeded their class giving goals this year, including:
The 50-Year Club, which is made up of all classes from 1966 and earlier, has $615,555 in class gifts this past year, to benefit students and programs at SUNY Potsdam. This giving includes both outright gifts and the establishment of funds through planned or estate giving.
Many alumni honor their reunion celebration by going above and beyond their typical annual giving. All gifts from each class, regardless of designation, are counted in each class's reunion total.
Generous gifts from alumni show the great value they place on the education they received at SUNY Potsdam, and the College's important role in preparing them for success in life.
Gifts to the College's greatest needs support a variety of vital resources and financial support for research, student travel, equipment, technology, scholarships and so much more. To learn more about giving to the Annual Fund for Potsdam, visit www.potsdam.edu/giving/fund.
With a jam-packed schedule of events, plenty of opportunities to catch up with classmates and meet alumni from all class years, plus an array of family-friendly activities, Reunion Weekend 2017 has something for everyone. It's not too late to register to join in the fun. To find out more, call (315) 267-2120 or visit www.potsdam.edu/alumni.
Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges -- and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit www.potsdam.edu.