Foundation Will Match All Scholarship Donations from $1,000 to $5,000 “Dollar for Dollar” Through May 10

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- The SUNY Orange Foundation has launched a $100,000 Scholarship Challenge Match for alumni, friends and supporters of the College, as well as individuals, organizations and businesses throughout the greater Hudson Valley.

Through April and into early May, the Foundation will match all scholarship donations ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 “dollar-for-dollar” when those donations establish a new scholarship or add to an existing scholarship fund. The Scholarship Challenge Match was initiated to commemorate the April 29 inauguration of SUNY Orange President Dr. Kristine Young as well as the 10th anniversary of the Foundation’s Leadership Awards (to be held April 14).

“Think about how much influence you, your company, church group, or organization can have on the life of a student at SUNY Orange,” says Terry Saturno, chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Your $5,000 scholarship gift will have even more impact when the Foundation doubles your generous contribution. For example, a new scholarship, perhaps in honor of a loved one, immediately becomes a $10,000 fund. You could award a $2,500 scholarship to one student every year, for the next four years.”

Donors may determine whether their contribution will support a new SUNY Orange student or encourage the achievements of a continuing student, pursuing his or her dream.

The Foundation can assist donors in structuring their new scholarship. Information is also available at the Foundation’s web site (

Donations can be made in one payment, or dispersed in equal installments of up to 24 months with the use of a credit card. Scholarship pledges, which will also be accepted, must be completed within three years. New gifts or signed pledges must be finalized by May 10, 2016. Gifts or pledges must range from $1,000 to $5,000. Gifts are eligible to be matched until the $100,000 Challenge Fund is fully committed. Pledges or credit card gifts will be matched when the total gift is received.

For more information, contact Vinnie Cazzetta, Foundation executive director, at (845) 341-4726.


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