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The Foundation

  • The Foundation

    The mission of the SUNY Erie Community College Foundation is to raise funds to provide scholarships and to provide support for important initiatives that will have a significant and measurable impact on the students, faculty, and staff of Erie Community College.

    Money raised by the Foundation is not meant to supplant state or county support, but to enhance the educational experience for our students.

    Annual Fund

    The SUNY Erie Community College Foundation continues to be strongly committed to providing a high quality, affordable education along with the services that support the needs of a diverse student body. You can help by supporting the SUNY Erie Community College Foundation’s Annual Fund. Unrestricted gifts are welcome; these funds allow flexibility for the college to allocate support where the need is greatest. The Fund also allows you to support a part of the college that is important to you. You may choose to donate to a specific department or program, or give support to scholarships.

    Without our SUNY Erie alumni and friends, it would not be possible for SUNY Erie students to fulfill their dreams.  But with your help, SUNY Erie can continue to provide academic excellence and educational opportunities for all.  

    Please consider making your tax-deductible gift today online or by calling 716.851.1990. Your donation will make a difference to student lives for many years to come.

    Give Now


  • Student Emergency Fund - The Need is Greater Now Than Ever!

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues we are beginning to realize the true impact the emergency situation is having on our students. For example, we are seeing students unable to make rent and unable to return home to places like New York City. We only expect this need to grow.

    Many of you have reached out to see how you can help during this time. Last year, the SUNY Erie Community College Foundation committed $15,000 to provide support for students facing emergency situations on a need to need basis. We are currently utilizing this fund in support of our students but we are already seeing greater demand. You can support our students by making a donation to the Student Emergency Fund.

    As an additional incentive, the SUNY Impact Foundation is providing a matching program for the Student Emergency Fund from now until July 15. Every contributions will be matched 1:1 up to a total of $50K.

    As an added incentive, anyone donating at least $50 or who commits to monthly payroll contributions will receive this reusable SUNY Erie branded facemask as a thank you!

    Any support you can provide will be deeply appreciated - by us, and more importantly, by the SUNY Erie students who will be helped by your generosity.

    Donate to the Emergency Fund


  • Foundation Board Members 2020-2021

    Mr. Mark Gaulin, Chairman
    Mr. Paul Lamanna, Treasurer
    Ms. Althea Luehrsen, Secretary
    Ms. Breauna Crumpler 
    Mr. Dennis Elsenbeck         
    Ms. Lenora Foote    
    Mr. Aaron Hayes    
    Mr. James Kincaid  
    Mr. Michael Newman         
    Mr. Scott Stenclik    
    Ms. Susan Swarts    
    Mr. Thomas Ulbrich

    President Erie Community College
    William D. Reuter, Interim President