Impact Gifts

"This gallery provides an opportunity for students to really broaden their experience."

—Dr. Margaret Eschner Bacon, '41

While every gift to Buffalo State is appreciated and helps us improve the learning experience of our students, the more sizable the gift, the greater the impact. 

Imagine transforming the lives of countless students by providing the means for them to travel and study in distant countries, or enabling them to gain experience with the latest lab or industry-specific equipment allowing them to compete for the jobs of their choice. Or, imagine making the difference that allows multitudes of young people to reach their career potentials and becoming productive and informed citizens—all because they were able to attain a college degree. These are the kinds of differences significant gifts make, forever improving the landscape for our students, faculty, campus, and community.

Gifts of impact may be designated for areas of the donor’s preference or may be unrestricted, allowing campus leadership to determine the area of greatest need.  Depending on donor intent, and agreed upon by campus leadership, these gifts may be put to immediate use or may be endowed, meaning that the principal is invested so that the earnings may support the gift’s purpose in perpetuity. Now, that’s impact!

To discuss how you might make such a difference, please contact a gift officer at (716) 878-4658.