The Division of College Advancement, under the leadership of Vice President Paul Adamo, includes the offices of Development & Fundraising, Grants Development and Alumni Affairs. The primary goals of the division are to increase the level of private support for the college, strengthen alumni traditions and networks, and build sustaining long-term relationships that advance the reputation and visibility of the college.
Staff members and volunteers working on behalf of the college reach out to alumni, friends, parents, corporations, foundations, and other benefactors and partners who want to provide opportunities for current students and believe in the importance of a vibrant educational experience.
Over the past 10 years, we’ve raised more than $23.7 million in gifts and grants which have helped fund academic programs and facilities, faculty and student research, faculty development, endowed and non-endowed lectureships, academic scholarships, and student and faculty awards.
The Division of College Advancement is also responsible for the management of two 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, the College at Oneonta Foundation and the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association, and several advisory groups.