Simple Act, Huge Impact

Oneonta alumna Roz Hewsenian ’75 has offered a first-of-its-kind challenge to recent Oneonta alumni. Roz will donate $1,000 to SUNY Oneonta for each of the first 20 alumni from the classes of 2005-2019 who establish a new monthly recurring gift of $5 or more by June 30. Yes, you read that right. That’s a total of $20,000 for SUNY Oneonta!

Everyone has their own reasons for giving, and every gift has an impact on the lives of students and all members of the Oneonta campus community. You have the power to increase that impact exponentially if you establish a new monthly recurring gift through this challenge.


Why Make a Recurring Gift?

IT’S SUSTAINED SUPPORT: Whether you choose to support the Fund for Oneonta or other area of interest to you, monthly recurring gifts provide ongoing support that enables SUNY Oneonta to maintain programs and services that benefit students. Your gift can help ensure that the programs you participated in as a student can continue for today’s and future students.

AFFORDABILITY: Many donors find that they can make a larger contribution to Oneonta by giving less, more often. A smaller monthly payment can add up to a significant gift over time.

CONVENIENCE: After you choose an amount that fits into your budget and set up your recurring gift on our secure website, it is automatically charged to your credit card on a monthly basis. Just like your utility payments or streaming subscriptions, you can set it and forget it!

The 1889 Society

Monthly recurring giving is also an easy way to join SUNY Oneonta’s 1889 Society. While the entry point into the 1889 Society is generally a gift of $1,000 or more, recent graduates can join the 1889 Society at a reduced rate. Membership levels* for recent graduates who received their first Oneonta degree within the past 15 years are as follows:
       • Graduates from the classes of 2015-19: $8.34/month, or $100/year
       • Graduates from the classes of 2010-14: $20.84/month, or $250/year
       • Graduates from the classes of 2005-09: $41.67/month, or $500/year
*Annual membership is based on total giving during Oneonta’s fiscal year (July 1 to June 30), and can include corporate matching gifts. More information on the benefits of joining the 1889 Society can be found here.

Make a Difference Today!

Getting started is easy, and only takes a couple of minutes. Visit our secure website at Complete your billing information, select Monthly Gift as the type of gift, and choose your desired billing date (the 1st or 15th of each month.) Your first installment will be paid on the date you choose, with future payments made monthly on an ongoing basis.

YOU have the power turn your monthly gift into an extra $1,000 for SUNY Oneonta. By helping to meet this challenge, you join a special group of loyal donors who will have a significant impact on the next generation of Oneonta students. Establish your monthly recurring gift today!