Annual Giving

  • Annual Giving
  • Gifts to the Dean’s Fund or the Department Discretionary Funds are one of the most powerful ways to support our engineering and computer science students and faculty. These funds enable our dean and department chairs to seize opportunities to enrich the college and our students’ educational experience every academic year.

    Classroom and lab upgrades to support innovations in education and research, national and international internships, programs to support faculty excellence and challenging undergraduate research programs are just a few of the ways your gifts advance the college’s impact and ensure the value of a Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science degree for alumni and future graduates alike.

    Transforming Our Future

  • Transforming Our Future
  • Bill & Penny Allyn Innovation Center

    The multi-story addition—to be prominently situated at the south entrance to Link Hall—will visually enhance our college’s connection to SU’s vibrant campus, and will showcase the social relevance and collaborative nature of engineering and computer science in the modern world, crucial for broadening participation. The spacious and modern facility will enable the critical expansion of our student support and career services, as well as provide new student collaboration spaces.

    Make a gift to fund the Bill & Penny Allyn Innovation Center

    [email protected] Invention Accelerators

    A collaboration among the College of Engineering and Computer Science and VPA’s School of Design, this intensive six-week summer experience—hosted both on the SU campus and at the Fisher Center in NYC—immerses 40 undergraduate students each summer in an iterative process of “design, prototype and pitch” to develop students’ abilities to innovate and communicate.

    Make a gift to fund the [email protected] Invention Accelerators

    Ambassador Scholars Program

    The college seeks to enroll and retain a diverse and dynamic undergraduate population. This program supports deserving students from historically underrepresented groups in engineering and computer science with tutoring, career mentoring, stipends, membership to professional societies, summer internships and opportunities for K-12 outreach in Syracuse city schools.

    Make a gift to fund the Ambassador Scholars Program

    Leadership Scholars Program

    The college seeks to enroll a high-achieving, driven, and dynamic students for our undergraduate programs. A scholars program that incentivizes top-tier undergraduates to choose our college above other institutions is crucial for elevating our academic reputation. The Engineering and Computer Science Leadership Scholars program will provide significant resources to entice and support.

    For information on how to support our Leadership Scholars Program, please contact us at [email protected].

    Endowed Faculty Support

    An endowed faculty position is one of the most sought after University distinctions for any faculty member. A chair or professorship can enable the college to attract and retain exceptional faculty dedicated to research and excellence in teaching.

    For more information on endowing a faculty position, please contact us at [email protected].

    Endowed Fellowship Support

    To elevate our research impact, the college must recruit, attract and retain graduate students, regardless of financial limitations. Graduate fellowships support the next generation of innovators, scholars and teachers whose ideas can change the world.

    For more information on endowing a graduate fellowship, please contact us at [email protected].

    Transformation Founders Circle

    Your commitment of $50,000 or more by June 2018 will secure your place in the college’s Transformation Founders Circle and prominent recognition in the new Innovation Center.

    Make a gift of $50,000 or more to join the Transformation Founders Circle

    Corporate Founders Circle

    Representing a company? A commitment of $50,000 or more will provide crucial support for transforming the student experience and secure your place in the Corporate Founders Circle—an exclusive group of industry leaders devoted to helping recruit and graduate a high-achieving, diverse workforce by augmenting the resources that ensure student success.

    Members of our Corporate Founders Circle receive many special benefits. Those who commit before June 2018 will also receive permanent recognition in the Bill & Penny Allyn Innovation Center.

    Click here to learn more about the Corporate Founders Circle!

    Special Initiatives

  • Special Initiatives
  • The College of Engineering has established a variety of funds to enable our donors to direct their financial support to specific initiatives and scholarship funds of greatest personal interest. For more information and other giving options, please contact us at [email protected].

    Undergraduate Research Fund

    Our students want to learn—more. Real-world RESEARCH EXPERIENCE gives them a chance to excel. Your support will give more students a chance to assist our world-class faculty in tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges from healthcare and cybersecurity, to renewable energy and environment sustainability.

    GIVE TO THE Undergraduate Research Fund NOW

    Collaborative Classrooms and Technology Fund

    Collaborative problem-solving is central to next generation engineering education. Your support will help us to build the first of several new collaborative learning facilities—and to equip them with the state-of-the-art instructional technologies and flexibility necessary to facilitate rigorous team-based projects and instruction.

    GIVE TO THE Collaborative Classrooms and Technologies Fund NOW

    Samuel P. Clemence Scholarship Fund

    Through his teaching and by his example, Professor Emeritus Sam Clemence spent four decades inspiring students to excel in engineering and in life. The Samuel P. Clemence Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance to worthy civil engineering students—while honoring a man who has served as a teacher, a mentor, a role model, a colleague and a friend to so many. With your help, the Sam Clemence Scholarship Fund will help even more students in the decades to come.

    GIVE TO THE Samuel P. Clemence Scholarship Fund NOW

    Bradley J. and Nancy B. Strait Scholarship Fund

    Professor and Dean Emeritus Brad Strait ’58, G’60, G’65 has left a legacy in the hearts and minds of his students, faculty and staff. This scholarship fund, established through a generous gift by Brad Strait and his late wife, Nancy, provides scholarship assistance to worthy students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

    GIVE TO THE Bradley J. and Nancy B. Strait Scholarship Fund NOW

    Planned Giving

  • Planned Giving
  • Gift planning is a tremendous opportunity to support the success of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at a level you never thought possible—and at the same time, provide a financially secure future for you and your family.

    Do you want to make a significant gift during your lifetime, or would you prefer to defer your giving through a bequest? Do you have a particular asset you’re thinking of donating? Do you want to increase your retirement income? Or is your primary goal estate preservation? Are you carrying excess life insurance or a large balance in your retirement plan? We’re happy to work with you and your financial advisors to create a gift plan that will best meet your needs and achieve your philanthropic goals.

    For additional information, visit syracuse.planyourlegacy.org or contact: