Recognizing the Generosity of Our Donors
Those who generously give deserve to be recognized. These three giving societies are our way of honoring alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff who help drive Syracuse University’s vision.
Benefactors are those who have supported Syracuse University with a leadership gift to The Fund for Syracuse. Like all annual giving, these leadership gifts can be unrestricted—to support SU’s highest priorities—or directed toward scholarships, dean’s funds at individual schools, or other discretionary funds.
Leadership gifts are tremendously powerful, because they enable SU to explore and execute larger initiatives and respond more quickly to opportunities or needs that may arise.
Because donors who include SU in their long-term financial plans help guide the way for tomorrow’s students, they’re designated as Syracuse University Pathfinders.
Through bequests or other types of planned gifts, Pathfinders establish personal legacies that can support any number of priorities and initiatives, from scholarships and endowed chairs to interdisciplinary programs that provide students with enriched perspectives.
At the same time, these donors gain valuable tax deductions and other benefits that can enhance their financial wellbeing.
Syracuse University Visionaries are supporters who see the vital role SU plays in addressing the challenges of society, and whose cumulative or transformative giving will enable us to continue doing so long into the future.
These gifts support state-of-the-art facilities. Sought-after faculty. The best and brightest students. Exciting research. And innovative programs and curricula that are creating the next generation of leaders.