Major Gifts Campaign

Be a Life Changer Major Gift Campaign

Jay Joseph Wilder- Major Gift Officer -, phone: 716-998-2768

Jason Sciotti- Director of Development -, phone: 607-587-3936

Danielle White- Executive Director of Institutional Advancement -, phone: 607-587-3935

Major Gift Campaign Recap

Alfred State Gains $9.2 Million from Major Gifts Campaign

Nov. 2, 2021- At the 27th annual President’s Society Dinner on Oct. 29, Alfred State College (ASC) celebrated the amazing generosity of alumni and friends who exceeded the Major Gifts Campaign goal. The campaign has raised $9.2 million to benefit future generations of Pioneers.

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Major Gift Campaign Nearing Finish Line

Oct. 7, 2021- Alfred State College’s Be a Life Changer Major Gift Campaign is nearing the finish line. $7.2 million of the $8 million dollar goal has been raised thus far. 

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Alfred State College raises awareness for Doc Bruce Campaign at Turning Stone Resort Casino

July 2, 2021- In addition to enjoying a round of golf on June 22, participants in the 2021 Anthony S. Santaro Scholarship Golf Classic at Turning Stone Resort Casino were also able to learn more about Alfred State College’s Doc Bruce Campaign at a post-event reception.

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Alfred State looks to build state-of-the-art ‘Doc Bruce Construction Materials Laboratory’

May 28, 2021- '77 Alums come together to raise funds for their mentor- William "Doc" Bruce

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Alfred State dedicates new Wilder and Linneball Hall of Excellence

April 26, 2021- Hall of Excellence formally opens

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Alfred State Major Gift Donor Spotlight: Walter Sass

April 16, 2021 - Campaign exceeds $5.7 million

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Alfred State Major Gift Donor Spotlight: Reuben Zielinski

April 1, 2021 - Major Gift Campaign climbs over $5.4 million


Major Gifts Campaign event held for Buffalo alumni

March 11, 2021 - Campaign reaches $5.2 million

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Legacy Members highlight the Major Gift Campaign

March 3, 2021 - Alfred State Legacy Society

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Alfred State receives $50,000 grant from National Fuel Gas Company Foundation

Feb. 23, 2021 - Campaign exceeds $4.1 million

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Major Gifts Campaign aims to change lives through scholarship support

Feb. 5, 2021 - Campaign climbs to over $3.8 million

student with a play buttonEach year, Alfred State College (ASC) students’ lives and futures are changed for the better thanks to scholarship donors.

Jan. 20, 2021 - Campaign reaches $3.6 million

Robert HealyFor those who have the means to do so, Healy said, it’s important to give back, “especially with all the other things that are going on in the world right now.”

Major Gift Donor Spotlight: The Shay Family

Dec. 22, 2020 - Campaign approaching $3.5 million

several Shay family membersThanks to their generosity, the college was able to open The Shay Family Athletic Hall of Fame, the new home for the 88 individuals and 10 teams that have been honored in the past.

Major Gift Donor Spotlight: Alan & Mary Ellen Hunt

Dec. 11, 2020 - Campaign reaches $3.3 million

Mary Ellen and Alan HuntThe couple’s endowment fund helps building trades, automotive trades, and heavy equipment students at the Wellsville campus further their education.

Major Gift Donor Spotlight: Douglas Barber

Nov. 19, 2020 - Campaign tops $3 million

Dean Emeritus Douglas Barber“My wife and I are investing in Alfred State College scholarships for today’s hard-working students to allow them to continue their education,” Barber said.

Major Gift Donor Spotlight: Erland “Erkie” Kailbourne

Nov. 13, 2020 - Campaign grows to $2.75 million

Erkie Kailbourne standing in front of a stoneErland “Erkie” Kailbourne decided to give to the Major Gifts Campaign because he knows first-hand the value of an ASC education.

Alfred State is making history! Take a look at our recorded Campaign Kickoff celebration.

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A Message from the President

Dr. Skip Sullivan

As members of the Alfred State College family, we take pride in continually looking ahead to the future and searching for ways we can change lives.

Great care has been taken to enhance our commitment to the college’s mission, vision, core values, and the strategic plan as we chart a roadmap to 2020. And, we are excited about our future!

In essence, our goal is to be a Life Changer. We want to change the lives of our students, our campus, and our donors.

How can you get involved and invest? As we continue to build Alfred State into becoming the premier regional college of technology, we need your generous support to enhance athletics, offer more scholarship funding, enhance and develop new in-demand programs, and provide state-of-the-art technology to our students.

Alfred State is an incredible and unique institution that produces high-quality and in-demand graduates. Join me in this campaign and be a Life Changer!

Dr. Skip Sullivan
Alfred State College
State University of New York

Campaign Opportunities

student athlete runningAthletics

With more than 400 students participating in varsity sports, our students are learning the lessons taught through competition, sportsmanship, team-building, goal-setting, time management, and development of leadership skills.

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One key to the success of the college and our students is ensuring that our programs, current and future, are most relevant in the job market. Majors that match in-demand careers equal employment for our graduates.

student sitting at a tableScholarships

Alfred State College continues to prepare graduates with the knowledge and experience to hit the ground running! Your gift will create opportunities for our students to achieve successful careers and purposeful lives.


student wearing a white suite standing in front of a computerInnovation is fueled by passion, imagination, and hands-on experience. Passion inspires some people to look beyond the here and now. Innovation continues to be one of the most powerful engines we have for change. Your gift will change our campus and the lives of our students.

girl making a heart shape with hands with Big BlueUnrestricted Support

Unrestricted Gifts are a flexible and powerful form of support. They allow Alfred State College to use your funds where current and time sensitive needs are the greatest. Every dollar raised ultimately bolsters the solid foundation of academic excellence and success that our college is known for.

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We'd love to talk with you more about how making a major gift can change the life of an Alfred State student.