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Student Philanthropy Council

Arboretum (noun)

"A place where trees are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes."

Philanthropy (noun)

“Is the giving of anything—time, money, experience, skills, networks—in any amount to create a better world.”

SPC Members

Devon Pettygrove - Co-President
Taylor Seward - Co-President
Open - Vice President
Alison Novak - Secretary
Open - Treasurer
Alicia Bell
Tatiyana Bellamy
Jade Costello - Graduate Adviser
Deanna Dawning - Class of 2020 Representative
Adriana DeAcutis - Marketing Director
Tiffany Gaines - Class of 2017 Representative
Eric Gersbacher - Moral Compass
Malaysia Glasgow
Christopher Lorek - Alumni Adviser
Shimka McClam - Graduate School
Naomi Slarupinski - Graduate Adviser
Sarah Welch - Web Designer
Colleen Young - Alumni Adviser
Pam Voyer - Adviser 



Our mission is to inspire a spirited culture of giving. Every gift is valued. It is not the amount, but rather the collective power gifts have to change lives at Buffalo State!

News and Upcoming Events


The Student Philanthropy Council raises funds that allow current and future students to benefit from all that Buffalo State has to offer.

We raise funds that support special student-selected and student-driven philanthropy projects.



Join Us!

All students are welcome to join! 

Once a week during Bengal Pause in Cleveland Hall

Contact us at 



Giving to Buffalo State

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Cleveland Hall 304  •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4658  •