Lubin Society/Parents

Parent and student

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.

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, wlbarry@syr.edu, or familygiving@syr.edu.

“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

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Named 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’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 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.

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.

To learn more about comprehensive giving opportunities and membership in the Joseph I. Lubin Society, please contact William Barry at 315.443.3590, wlbarry@syr.edu, or familygiving@syr.edu.

* Annual commitments are encouraged to be made to the Student Experience Fund within The Fund for Syracuse, but may be directed to initiatives that mean the most to the family.

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

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Members of the Lubin Society commonly create comprehensive philanthropic plans to maximize the impact of their giving across the University, and you can do the same!

As seen in the examples below, you have nearly unlimited flexibility in how you structure and designate your gifts. Support The Fund for Syracuse, your child’s school or college, a special program, or whatever matters most to you.

Gifts may include stocks, bonds, real estate, or be a designation of interest or proceeds from a business or estate transaction. We can help facilitate your estate planning needs, as well as your family’s charitable interests, as you explore ways to support Syracuse University. To learn more about comprehensive giving opportunities and membership in the Joseph I. Lubin Society, please contact William Barry at 315.443.3590, wlbarry@syr.edu, or familygiving@syr.edu.


Parent giving chart

Family Giving Plans Examples [Text version]