Unrestricted Annual Fund giving is a key part of our effort. It is what makes this a “comprehensive” campaign.
The Annual Fund helps every student every day. Like our peer schools, tuition alone does not cover the cost of education. The Annual Fund is critical in providing our students support for the education of a lifetime. Your gift to the Annual Fund is the most direct and immediate way to financially assist Siena.
Each dollar donated is worth $20 of endowment funds. Last year, the money raised for the Annual Fund was equivalent to 16% of our need based financial aid, 10% of our faculty salaries or 12% of our student activities. Annual Fund dollars are allocated strategically against the highest priorities and core commitments of the College.
Financial assistance, supported by Annual Fund gifts, made it possible for Chris to attend Siena. After interning at “ABC World News” in New York City, he landed a full-time job with the company as a digital news associate upon graduation.
The Annual Fund eases the financial burden for all students and allows the College to provide meaningful financial assistance to talented students who otherwise could not afford to attend Siena. “The Annual Fund is the charity of choice for my wife Theresa and I because we see how lives are changed every day.”
“I value my connection with Siena College because it was and continues to be such an important part of my life. During my time at Siena I was fortunate enough to receive a top-notch education and form relationships with individuals that I have maintained ever since.”