Mission of the SUNY Maritime Foundation

To be the primary organization to raise and manage private financial support for SUNY Maritime College that will assist the college to achieve its mission and vision, while at the same time enriching the educational quality of the college to benefit the students and the faculty.

About the Foundation

The SUNY Maritime Foundation is a not-for-profit organized to encourage and manage private financial support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations to advance the needs and reputation of the college and its educational mission. As a legally separate, IRS-recognized supporting corporation, the Foundation's Board of Directors consults with the college president about the school's needs and priorities, and makes funding decisions with that guidance.

Support Maritime

The strength of a SUNY Maritime education is the hands-on academic programs and real-world experience all students receive. Yet, as the industries our graduates serve to change, and technology advances at an increasingly rapid pace, it is vital that the academic programs also keep pace with the changes. Our students are talented, dedicated and driven – as they have been for nearly 150 years. They deserve the best experience possible, and the SUNY Maritime Foundation is determined to provide the financial resources necessary to enable the College to deliver the best.

Join the thousands of alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends who have come forward to ensure SUNY Maritime remains where it has always been – First and Foremost.

How Your Gift Helps

Donations to the foundation help our students, faculty and campus in a wide variety of ways. All donations are tax-deductible.


By helping a student fund their education, you are providing them an incredible service. Your scholarship recipient(s) receive peace of mind, knowing they can depend on your aid. You give them more time to devote to their studies. And you give them confidence because they know that you believe in them enough to help them fund their education and their dreams.

Academic Innovations

Contributions from alumni, industry, friends and others ensure that the college’s departments and programs are able to innovate to stay ahead of changes and trends, and to continue to inspire students.

Faculty Support

Maritime students benefit from faculty with industry experience. Your help allows faculty to travel, and to conduct the original research that ensures the college is educating industry-aware graduates.


Maritime students learn to be leaders in their classes, in the regiment and through student activities. In athletics, students learn when to lead, when to follow, and how to work together. Your support helps to ensure the future of the Privateers.

Student Life

Gifts to the college in support of extracurricular programming, residence halls and special events expand and diversify the educational experiences of our current students.


For generations, SUNY Maritime and Fort Schuyler have taken visitors’ breath away. Your generosity helps us keep the campus as beautiful as ever.