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. 


Give Online

Our online giving form allows quick access to enter gift information. The Cortland College Foundation accepts the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. 

Payroll Deduction for Employees

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

Payroll Deduction Form (PDF) 


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: 
Linda Battin
Manager, Financial Operations

Jill Mirabito
Manager, Planned Gifts 

Naming Opportunities 

There are many campus naming opportunities available. Visit the Naming Opportunities page to learn more.

Leadership Giving

Your annual participation as a member of the President's Circle 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 President's Circle 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


Red Dragon Funding 

SUNY Cortland relies on individuals like you who are willing to support our many areas of need. Please take a moment to review our current crowdfunding initiatives. We thank you in advance for your gift and for sharing our causes with your networks.



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

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.

It’s simple. Stop by your company’s human resources office and they will provide you with a matching gift form to be completed and returned with your gift to SUNY Cortland.