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Why we ask parents to give…

As a parent, you have a front-row seat to the many ways Syracuse University is helping shape your child’s future. The programs, faculty, study abroad opportunities, and facilities all have a major impact on preparing a student for success in the “real world.”

But providing our students with this level of education requires SU to invest $25,000 per student above what we receive in tuition. In the past, the funds needed to support this investment were provided by parents and alumni who valued the University’s mission and elected to make Syracuse a priority for their charitable giving.

Join the thousands of parents who give, and you’ll make an immediate impact on your son or daughter’s time at Syracuse. You’ll also help ensure all students continue to enjoy a dynamic and distinctive learning community—with renowned faculty, state-of-the art classrooms and labs, excellent student support services, and a wide range of extracurricular activities.

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Make a gift now! Support The Fund for Syracuse, your child’s school or college, a special program, or whatever matters most to you.

To learn more about comprehensive giving opportunities, please contact William Barry at 315.443.3590,, or

“Syracuse University has provided two of my children with a pathway to their future. They’ve benefited from professors who’ve traveled the globe and bring those experiences into the classroom, first-class research, literary mentors, on-campus social action movements, lifelong friends, and an exhilarating and enriching semester of study abroad in Florence. I am proud to do my small part to honor the legacy of those who’ve guided the University since its inception.”
— Katherine Petrillo-Klein