About The Hill Society

The Hill Society (THS) was created to recognize our leadership annual donors who share a common goal of supporting Syracuse University’s highest priorities, our current-use funds.

Launched in 2018, we have seen tremendous momentum – an increase in the number of donors at The Hill Society level and an increased understanding of the importance of unrestricted annual giving, which has afforded us opportunities for enhanced student experience and access to education.

By giving a current-use gift, you make an immediate impact on the experience of current students.

You support our 13 schools and colleges, allowing deans to respond to immediate needs, provide millions in scholarship support annually, create opportunities for students to engage in unmatched research and internship programs, and much more. 

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Why We Need Your Annual Support

Year after year, gifts to The Hill Society create once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for students. Your annual donations help Syracuse University provide state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, and support learning experiences, including study abroad, immersion trips, and student competitions.

Whatever the size of your gift, your support strengthens Syracuse. It is also a vote of confidence. Universities that have a broad base of alumni support do better in college rankings.

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How Funds are Used

Giving to The Hill Society affords individuals a great deal of flexibility, as donors may choose from a wide range of annual giving designations, which align with their personal interests and connections with the University. This includes options for making gifts to each college, school, and unit on campus. For those individuals that want the University to decide how best to put their gifts to use, unrestricted contributions may be made to the Annual Fund.

All of these gifts have something in common:

  • They are spent each year (which is different than an endowment gift).
  • They represent a flexible and essential source of funds and an investment in the leaders of the University, colleges, schools, and units to make strategic investments.
  • They are essential to the operation of the University. The majority of the budget provided to the University's 13 colleges and schools are in the form of fixed costs. Annual giving contributions provide an invaluable source of flexible funding that reflects your priorities as a donor, as well as the greatest needs and highest priorities of the University.

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