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Without the incredible support of our donors, Syracuse University would not be where it is today. But a number of exciting initiatives still need your support. Learn more about them below, then make your gift—and help change lives for generations to come!

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The Orange Girl is an honored Syracuse University tradition dating back to the late 1940s. The featured baton twirler–part of the Syracuse University’s “Pride of the Orange” Marching Band (SUMB)–is part of every energizing performance, whether the band is playing on the Quad, in the Carrier Dome during a half-time show, or at any one of dozens of other events.

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The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has launched a $2.5 million campaign to help its Rose, Jules R., and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music become an All-Steinway School, one of only 160 such schools in the world. The elite designation means the Setnor School will exclusively use pianos designed or built by Steinway & Sons, the maker of the world’s finest pianos.

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For generations of students, Hendricks Chapel has been a place of refuge, sustaining the soul life of the University. Chapel programs reach across disciplines to encourage critical thinking about the religious, moral, and ethical issues of our time, creating soulful citizens prepared to grapple with the human complexity of modern decision-making. 

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For many students, going to college is a chance to explore academic interests, build social networks, and develop their sense of self. Nationwide, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are disproportionately denied these opportunities. Syracuse University is committed to bucking this trend. (more…)

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CitrusTV—the successor to Synapse, UUTV, and HillTV—and WJPZ Z89 Radio are operated and managed exclusively by SU students. For them, it’s more than just extracurricular fun, it’s their ticket to a future in one of the most competitive industries in the world. Z89 and CitrusTV alumni have been hired immediately after graduation by stations and networks coast to coast. (more…)

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Starting this fall, SU students will be able to take a course in giving back. Led by the Maxwell School’s Department of Public Affairs, PAF 410: Philanthropy and You will be taught in conjunction with the Central New York Community Foundation, and will enable students to learn the ethics and values of charitable giving in their own lives and in their community. (more…)

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In June 2011, SU and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced the creation of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). The first of its kind in the United States, the institute will serve all 25 million U.S. veterans, focusing on the social, economic, education, and policy issues affecting them and their families post-service. (more…)

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Say Yes to Education is a landmark collaboration–one that brings Syracuse University together with dozens of governmental, philanthropic and corporate organizations to ensure that all Syracuse public school students can afford, and succeed in, college. (more…)

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Syracuse University is a global leader in inclusion, advocating for and welcoming all qualified students, faculty, and staff. The Inclusive Campus Initiative for people with disabilities involves all aspects of SU’s operations, every school and college, and 10 campuses across four continents. (more…)

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For more than 100 years, Syracuse University College of Law has had a proud tradition of ensuring that students have the resources needed to fund their education. Today, 90 percent of Syracuse Law students receive scholarship or financial aid. To meet this challenge, the College has launched the Syracuse Law Scholarship Initiative. (more…)

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Helping Student Entrepreneurs Bring Business Ideas to Life

For aspiring entrepreneurs, the college years are the perfect time to start a business. If the venture is successful, the market potential is limitless. If it fails, the lessons learned are incredibly valuable, and help make a future venture a success. (more…)

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The number of SU students who require additional aid to stay in school has increased dramatically in today’s uncertain economic times. In response to this need, a new scholarship fund has been created to provide a safety net for undergraduate students with unexpected financial hardship. (more…)

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Syracuse University is committed to helping students from all walks of life have the most successful college experience possible. But we can’t do it alone. Parents and other family members play a critical role in helping students cope with the social and academic challenges of college life.

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Say Yes to Education

Say Yes to Education is a landmark collaboration–one that brings Syracuse University together with dozens of governmental, philanthropic and corporate organizations to ensure that all Syracuse public school students can afford, and succeed in, college.

Syracuse is the first community in the United States to implement the proven Say Yes program district-wide. Students who attend 10th, 11th, and 12th grade and graduate from a Syracuse City School District high school are eligible for college tuition assistance at more than 100 Say Yes compact colleges in New York state.

But Say Yes is far more than just college scholarships. The program provides essential services to students and their families throughout, starting in kindergarten, and continuing through high school graduation. Say Yes strives to eliminate the barriers that keep so many urban students from higher education and create opportunities for their success.

Gifts made to the Say Yes to Education Fund* by the end of 2013 are matched dollar-for-dollar by private donations, up to $1 million. The fund provides full-tuition scholarships to Syracuse City School District graduates who attend SUNY/CUNY colleges and universities. To volunteer for Say Yes or to make a gift, call 315.443.4260 or visit sayyessyracuse.org.

Say Yes to EducationSay Yes to Education offers
Syracuse City School District students
college tuition assistance, along with
such support services as after-school
programs, tutoring, family support,
summer classes, health and wellness
support, and legal clinics.

 

* Administered by the Central New York Community Foundation