PLATTSBURGH — SUNY Plattsburgh is celebrating #GivingTuesday by advocating for educational opportunities through the annual #PlattsGive campaign.

Alumni and friends are encouraged to join in the global day of giving Tuesday, Dec. 3 by making a gift to the Plattsburgh College Foundation in support of student success, according to a news release.

Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide.

Many of the learning opportunities SUNY Plattsburgh students depend on, such as scholarships, internships, career support and dynamic programming, are fueled by alumni and friends who participate in #PlattsGive.

A nonprofit organization, the Plattsburgh College Foundation transforms the gifts it receives into life-changing experiences for the next generation.

The campaign is also an opportunity for alumni to give back to their alma mater and bolster the value of their own Plattsburgh degrees, as alumni giving rates are among the factors used by publications like U.S. News & World Report to determine institutional quality ratings.

As the college’s ranking increases, so does the value of a Plattsburgh diploma, the release said.

Every gift, regardless of its size, counts toward this participation goal and may be designated to the foundation’s general fund or to a particular department, program or scholarship.

To learn more and participate in #PlattsGive, visit www.plattsburgh.edu/onegift.

 

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