SUNY Canton College Foundation Day of Giving Raises Nearly $45K


SUNY Canton and the Canton College Foundation raised more than $44,000 from 124 donors during the recent “Day of Giving” campaign.

“Thank you to all our alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends who contributed to this tremendous effort,” said Tracey L. Thompson, vice president for Advancement and Canton College Foundation executive director. “During the season of giving, there is so much to be thankful for. We are so thankful for those who took the time to read about our initiative and make a gift.”

Day of Giving - Two students sit on a bench in the academic plaza on a fall day.

It was the college’s first significant coordinated effort in line with Giving Tuesday, a recognized National Day of Giving that encourages donors to support their favorite charities. Those who contributed to the Day of Giving chose to support one of eight programs, including the Canton Fund, Canton Fund scholarships, the Student Emergency Fund, the Renzi Food Pantry, Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership, or one of the college’s three academic schools.

Each of the eight individual program campaigns met or surpassed their goal, which was another impressive achievement. “We are blown away by the support we’ve received and are so happy that each of these key programs reached their goals,” said Elizabeth F. Gravlin, director of annual giving and advancement services.

The Canton College Foundation supports SUNY Canton’s mission and many unique projects from the campus community. Most recently, the not-for-profit organization solicited proposals for the annual Campus Enhancement Awards. It funded $30,000 for approximately 33 new initiatives across campus.

Donors who wish to support the Canton College Foundation and its mission may make a gift online or call 1-800-811-6727. Checks can be made to the Canton College Foundation and mailed to Canton College Foundation, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617.

About SUNY Canton

As Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs, SUNY Canton delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, management, and healthcare fields. It is home to the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 23 online degree programs. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity esports and cheerleading.