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How to Give

Ways to Give

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Using our secure online form makes giving easy.

Make a One-Time Gift Online

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By Phone

Call our office at (716) 878-4658 to make a gift by phone.

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You may mail your donation to:

Foundation Office
Cleveland Hall 511
Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222

Planned Gifts

Join the Peterson Society, an exclusive group of donors who make a commitment to support Buffalo State through their estate.

For more information, please contact Scott Burns at

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SUNY Buffalo State has invested in FreeWill, a free online estate-planning tool. It’s easy, takes 20 minutes, and is 100% free of cost.

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Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are 70.5 or older, a gift from your IRA helps reduce your taxable income. And for those over 73 who must take a Required Minimum Distribution, an IRA gift is a simple way to fulfill that requirement! Buffalo State has invested in a secure IRA donation tool that makes it easier than ever to give from your IRA.

Give from your IRA


Call us at (716) 878-4658, or email us at

The Buffalo State College Foundation Office will be happy to help you.


Funding Opportunities

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College Fund

The College Fund, formerly known as the Annual Fund and the Fund for Buffalo State, supports hundreds of scholarships and awards for deserving students, high-quality learning experiences from nationally known experts, funds for research and scholarship by students and faculty members, improvements to campus facilities and grounds, and much more.


Learn more.

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The GRIT Scholarship

The GRIT Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship, based not on GPA but on a student's demonstrated Guts, Resilience, Impact, and Tenacity.

Students are nominated by a faculty or staff mentor who sees their potential and wants to make sure they can complete their Buffalo State journey successfully.

Learn more

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Flexible Endowed Scholarship

By setting up a flexible endowed scholarship, you can see the benefits of your generosity now. A flexible endowed scholarship is a combination of a planned gift and an annual gift. Every year, you donate a specified amount, usually the interest to be generated by the endowment’s eventual worth. The endowment itself is deferred until it can be fulfilled with a planned gift.

For more information, please call the Buffalo State College Foundation at (716) 878-4658

Give Your Way

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Corporate and Foundation Giving

Year after year, Buffalo State receives generous support from corporate and foundation sponsors. These invaluable philanthropic gifts further the mission of the college and help students complete their degrees to enter the workforce in Western New York and beyond.

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Schools and Departments

Support your favorite Buffalo State school, department, program, or scholarship.

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Your Gift, Your Way

Contact us to support Buffalo State through gifts of cash, securities, IRAs, property, and other options. Our staff will help you structure a gift that is right for you.


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Giving to Buffalo State

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