CUNY SPS Foundation Launched!

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is a rapidly growing institution, adding new degree programs and new students at an impressive rate. As the school grows, so must its resources. In fiscal year 2012, the SPS Office of Alumni Relations and Development raised more than four times the amount raised in fiscal year 2011. Launching the CUNY SPS Foundation for the 2013 fiscal year was the next logical step in an expanding fundraising apparatus.

The SPS Foundation has a 5 person board of directors, currently chaired by Robert Kissane, CEO of CCS Fundraising, Inc. The role of the CUNY SPS Foundation is to raise funds for the School of Professional Studies. These funds support scholarship, the Friends of SPS Annual Fund, or any program the donor wishes to support. The scholarship funds are particularly important to the mission of the Foundation, since many students are mid-career professionals who may have trouble receiving traditional financial aid.

One of the first projects taken on by the Foundation was the establishment of the Alumni Scholarship Fund in partnership with the SPS Alumni Association. The fund is still small, but it is an exciting opportunity to increase scholarship funds and encourage more alumni engagement. As the Foundation embarks on its first fiscal year it hopes to contribute to the continued growth of the CUNY School of Professional Studies.

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