Class Act

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Class of 2020 Giving
What's made a difference in your life?

Is it a cutting-edge academic program? An awesome professor? A much-needed scholarship? A fabulous semester abroad?

You can help other SU students have that same great experience. Just support whatever part of SU means the most to you with a gift to the Class of 2020 Giving campaign.

How much should you give? We suggest $20.20, but give whatever you feel comfortable with. Does your gift matter? Absolutely! Tuition covers only about 80% of the true cost of an SU education. Your gift helps close that gap. In fact, last year, gifts of $144 or less totaled more than $2.1 million!

Give now!

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Yes, Your Gift Really Matters

Giving to the Class of 2020 Giving campaign can make a difference right now to you and every other Syracuse University student on campus.

Here are just a few things it can do:

  • Support the more than $260 million in student scholarships Syracuse University provides.
  • Bring renowned speakers and visiting artists to campus.
  • Support the operating budgets of student organizations.
  • Fund student awards that pay for travel and conference opportunities.
  • Support our Syracuse University Abroad centers all over the world.
  • Pay entry fees for student competitions.
  • Provide new technology in classrooms, laboratories, and libraries.
  • Pay for subscriptions to scholarly journals.
  • Provide funds for deans to use where support is needed most.

As you can see, giving has a major impact. Give to the Class of 2020 Giving campaign today!

What is Class Act?

  • Class Act is the Class of 2020 Giving campaign, and is led by student ambassadors who encourage their peers to make a gift in honor of their graduation.
  • As a thank you and as recognition of their generosity, donors are given special Orange, white, and silver Class Act cords to wear at Commencement.

What are the goals of Class Act?

  • Encourage students to make a gift of $20.20 in honor of their class year to an area on campus that is meaningful to them.
  • Educate students about the importance and value of giving back to Syracuse University.

Why encourage student giving?

  • To ensure that future students have the same great experiences as you’ve had.
  • Without donor support, Syracuse University wouldn’t be able to provide cutting-edge programs, modern facilities, scholarships, or a number of other things that go into a first-class education.
  • Tuition and fees cover only 80% of the real cost of a Syracuse University education. All gifts help bridge that gap.
  • Gifts to individual schools and colleges support things like visiting artists, speaker programs, and field trips.
  • It’s a way for you to leave a legacy at Syracuse University and honor the community that helped you succeed.

As a student, what can I support?

  • You can support any part of Syracuse University that’s meaningful to you.
  • In the past students have given to the Annual Fund, dean’s funds at individual schools and colleges, the General Scholarship Fund and study abroad.

How can I get involved?

  • Become a Class Act student ambassador!
  • Email Grace Terry in the Office of Alumni Engagement at ghterry@syr.edu to learn more!

Ready to Make a Difference?

Choose the method that’s most convenient for you…

  • Give online.
  • To give by phone or in person, call 315.443.3926.
  • To give by mail, send your check (made payable to Syracuse University) or credit card information to:
    Syracuse University
    Fund for Syracuse
    640 Skytop Road, 2nd floor
    Syracuse, NY 13244

Thanks for making your senior year count!

Gave $20.20 or more? Pick up your Class Act Cord!

Class Act donors can pick up their graduation cords the week of 4/27 or 5/4 during business hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). Locations to be announced Spring 2020.