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From the Vice President for Advancement

Dear Friends,

The semester is almost over and our seniors are looking forward to Commencement. As the pandemic appears to be winding down, we’re coming back stronger than ever!

The Canton College Foundation is having an excellent year, and that’s good news for our students, faculty, staff, and programs. Here are a few highlights:

• We’ll award over $665,000 in endowed and annual scholarships for the next academic year, providing critical support to more than 370 students as they pursue their dreams.

• We secured twelve new scholarships, along with a new fund to support Student Success initiatives and another to support the Men’s Basketball team.

• We increased the Foundation’s endowment by $900,000, which means even more money for scholarships.

We raised more than $1.8 million from alumni, faculty, staff, businesses, and friends, with $663,000 for the Canton Fund, which means more support for vital campus needs.

• We’ll have a LIVE Alumni Reunion Weekend June 10-12, which will feature the 2021 Hall of Fame Dinner, Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Young Alumni Awards.

• We surpassed our goals for the 2nd Annual Athletics Giving Week, with more than 500 donors and over $50,000 raised.

We are so proud of these successes and could not have achieved them without you–but our work is not finished. The pandemic created severe and ongoing hardships for our students and their families, and many are still struggling. Please join the proud, loyal supporters whose generous contributions help keep our forward momentum going. We want you to be a part of SUNY Canton’s exciting future. Together, we are coming back stronger than ever before.

With Best Regards,

Tracey L. Thompson
Vice President, Advancement & Executive Director, Canton College Foundation