Reasons to Give

Why Give to Geneseo?

For public colleges like ours, financial pressures have been compounded by a significant reduction in state support over the years. At Geneseo, we're proud of our reputation and are determined to preserve the exceptional quality of our education. Join the thousands of alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends who have stepped forward to ensure that Geneseo maintains its position among the nation’s foremost public liberal arts colleges.

How Your Gift Helps



There may be no greater gift than access to education. Supporting Geneseo strengthens the College's ability to assist students in financial need, and to provide merit-based scholarships that attract the brightest young minds to our campus.

Academic Innovation

Contributions from alumni, parents and friends help fund research opportunities and the many unique departmental and interdisciplinary initiatives that define the Geneseo experience.

Faculty Support

Mentorship and hands-on learning are hallmarks of a Geneseo education, producing graduates who have trained alongside accomplished professors and advisors. Private support helps us attract and retain dedicated, innovative faculty.

Global Education

Gifts to Geneseo help fund international study programs that offer students broader geographical and cultural perspectives, giving Geneseo students a competitive edge in this increasing global society.


The lessons young men and women learn as student-athletes shape them into individuals with the vision, perseverance and leadership skills to tackle future challenges. Your support helps ensure the future of Geneseo’s athletic programs.

Student Life

Gifts to the College support the residential facilities, health services and extracurricular opportunities that make Geneseo a welcoming, fun and inspiring place to learn.

Our Campus

Your gift helps maintain and enhance the beauty of our College campus. Geneseo's buildings combine historic distinction with state-of-the-art settings for teaching, learning and living - but require ongoing maintenance and renovation to meet changing needs.