The Joseph I. Lubin Society

SU ParentNamed after the most prominent parent philanthropist in Syracuse University’s history, the Joseph I. Lubin Society recognizes those families helping propel SU to new standards of excellence.

Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin’s philanthropy created a number of endowed scholarships, established the Lubin–Tolley Book Fund, and supported the construction of Manley Field House and the renovation of Hendricks Chapel. Most notably, he purchased and donated the beautiful townhouse on East 61st Street that today serves as the headquarters for Syracuse University in New York City.

Members of the Lubin Society have committed to making a minimum unrestricted gift of $5,000 per academic year.* While they don’t have volunteering or fundraising obligations, members are encouraged to explore a number of ways to get involved with the University. Members also agree to consider additional philanthropic opportunities during their tenure, including a senior family capstone gift** which may be paid over three to five years. See how it works.

As leaders in the Syracuse University community, Lubin Society parents enjoy a high level of engagement and recognition, including:

  • A comprehensive fiscal-year impact statement.
  • Opportunities to personally engage with the Chancellor and other University leaders.
  • Invitations to a welcome reception during Family Weekend, exclusive regional events, and a Society celebration in New York City.
  • A family invitation to the University’s Carrier Dome suite for at least one football or basketball game.
  • Reserved seating for Commencement.

Joseph I. Lubin SocietyTo learn more about comprehensive giving opportunities and membership in the Joseph I. Lubin Society, please contact William Barry at 315.443.3590,, or


* Annual giving may be directed to The Fund for Syracuse, the dean’s fund of a particular college, or the Syracuse University Libraries. For those parents interested in athletics, a portion of their giving can be directed to the Orange Club. Please visit for details on the Orange Club point system.

**The senior family capstone gift may be directed to a class naming project or a variety of endowment and building needs.