The SUNY Maritime Foundation is a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization established to generate private financial support for SUNY Maritime College. Tuition and state funding alone do not cover the cost of a Fort Schuyler education. SUNY Maritime relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations to sustain its reputation for excellence and innovation. The Foundation's Board of Directors works closely with the college president to address the school's needs and funding priorities.

#GivingTuesday + The Sallyport Fund

The Sallyport Fund provides the College with the resources to support new initiatives for innovative course development and instruction, boats and maritime-related equipment, and capital funding to equip our community with the tools needed to identify dynamic solutions to complex issues. An expanded Sallyport Fund will offer Maritime College students opportunities to explore new and emerging areas, such as Offshore Wind, new fuel and propulsion systems, and digitization within the maritime industry.

Unrestricted funding allows Maritime College to excel beyond the confines of the SUNY budget, amplify engineering breakthroughs, and shape the future of our industries. The Sallyport Fund builds on the core curriculum and real-world experience that has earned Maritime College graduates a reputation for being the best in the business.

Dean’s Discretionary Funds

The establishment of a robustly funded annual Dean’s Fund for each of Maritime College’s Schools of Distinction (Business, Science & Humanities; Engineering; Maritime Education & Training) will allow the Dean to make critical investments to support successful recruitment of expert professors, faculty and student professional development opportunities, and curriculum enhancements to grow with the expanding industry.

One Hand Student Relief Fund

Originally established as a response to the financial crisis many Maritime College students and families experienced during the pandemic, the Fund has become a continued and essential resource to aid students who are facing extenuating financial circumstances that threaten to hold them back from completing of their degrees and licensures.

Celebrating the Admiral's Council

Leadership donors of $1,000 and higher, to any area of need, make a crucial difference in the ability of Rear Admiral Alfultis to strengthen and advance the College’s mission. Contributors at these levels move the needle dramatically, and the Foundation celebrates and highlights its partnerships with the school. Admiral’s Council members are publicly recognized and thanked in the College Annual Report and are invited to special events including private gatherings with the Admiral and enjoy early access to campus news.

Admiral's Council leadership gift societies

$1,000 - 2,499: Maritime Society

$2,500 - 4,999: 1874 Society

$5,000 - 9,999: Leadership Society

$10,000 - 24,999: President's Circle Society

$ 25,000 - 49,999: Empire State Society

$50,000 - 99,999: Sallyport Society

$100,000 + : Heritage Society

How Do I Cancel Monthly Donations?
To cancel a monthly donation, contact Database Manager Elisha Brewster at 718-409-7278 or ebrewster@sunymaritime.edu.

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