Student Gift Fund

By Kelly Crosbie

616% of $400 goal
This campaign ended on November 03, 2023, but you can still make a gift to SUNY Potsdam by clicking here!
About the Student Gift Fundraiser / Potsdam Appreciation Week (PAW)

SUNY Potsdam Emerging Leaders are on a mission to raise funds for the Student Gift Fund💰 

All proceeds from this campaign will go to the Prometheus Alumni Food Pantry and the Health Hub on campus.  By making a gift, you are supporting fellow students.

The dates of this campaign coincide with PAW (Potsdam Appreciation Week). During PAW, the Emerging Leaders have a goal to appreciate students, faculty/staff, student groups/teams and donors, while raising money. Learn more about  PAW on Get Involved.


On Monday, 10/30, Student Clubs/Organizations/Teams are competing in a Food/Toiletry Drive and Favorite Pet Jar Wars Competition!

All proceeds will support the campus Food Pantry & Health Hub.

Help support this great cause and show your group’s spirit!  Prizes for the top three teams are:

  • 🥇First place gets a stellar $100 prize!
  • 🥈Second place isn't far behind with a fantastic $50 reward. 
  • 🥉Third place is still a winner, walking away with a cool $25 in their pocket.


Teams are awarded points based on a combination of the funds raised at Jar Wars (taking place in the Student Union Lobby on 10/30 from 11am-2pm) and through donations made on this page up until 2pm on 10/30 as well as any food/toiletry items donated.  Winners will be notified via email at the end of the day on Monday, 10/30!

In addition to Jar Wars, you can also participate by making a gift on this page through 11/3!  Students are invited to come to the Student Union Lobby on Wednesday, 11/1 from 11am-2pm and bid on over 30 themed gift baskets donated by faculty/staff/departments at our annual Themed Basket Auction!


Emerging Leaders are a group of students dedicated to leadership development and giving back to the College by raising money for the Student Gift. Funds of the Student Gift are used to bridge the gap between billed college expenses and student needs. 

 The three goals of Emerging Leaders are to:

  • Develop member’s leadership skills. 
  • Cultivate a love of the College among the student population through planning and implementing service projects designed to enhance SUNY Potsdam; 
  • Organize initiatives and fundraising activities to help foster student giving toward the annual student gift to the college. 

 🌱 Get Involved. Make a Difference. Give Back.  🌱

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Event Updates
​👏 Show some love for our amazing students! 📚❤️

Today is the last day of Potsdam Appreciation Week (PAW).

We are ending the week by celebrating and appreciating our amazing students. 

Students are invited to the Student Union Lobby from 11am-2pm for free give-aways including: custom made hand stamped rings, Potsdam themed buttons, and DIY Potsdam Bears, license plates, and bracelets!

Your support means the world to them. 🌟 There's still time to contribute to the Student Gift Fund! 🎁 Let's make their year even better! 🤗 #StudentAppreciation #GiveBackToday 🙌

119 days ago by Kelly Crosbie
Today Is TAG Day 🐻🥳🎉🌟❣️

Today we are celebrating  Thank A Giver (TAG) Day during Potsdam Appreciation Week.

Each year, we cover our campus in maroon tags, that mark artwork, physical spaces, programs, and scholarships that were made possible by the generous gifts from our donors!!

119 days ago by Kelly Crosbie
$1940 Raised During the Themed Basket 🧺Auction

CONGRATULATIONS and Thank YOU to the winners of the Themed Basked Auction.  Your contribution will benefit the Food Pantry and Health Hub on campus.

120 days ago by Kelly Crosbie
Last Chance to Place your Bid on a Themed Basket 🏃🏿🏃🏿‍♀️🏃🏿‍♂️

Press ▶️ for a quick sneak peek!

Reminder this event is supporting the Prometheus Alumni Food Pantry & Health Hub on campus.

120 days ago by Kelly Crosbie
Themed Basket 🧺 Auction Starts NOW!

121 days ago by Kelly Crosbie
PSA 📣 The Themed Basket 🧺 Auction is Happening TMRW

Dated: Wednesday, Nov 1st 11-2pm 

Location: Barrington Student Union Lobby

Take a chance on winning a coveted themed basket and support your fellow students.   All proceeds are being donated to the Prometheus Alumni Food Pantry & Health Hub on campus.

122 days ago by Kelly Crosbie
Transforming Campus Wellness with Your Help! 🏥✨

We are thrilled to share our latest video, showcasing the options available at our Student Health Hub.

Your support can make a real difference in the lives of our students. By donating to the Student Gift Fund, you empower us to provide vital services and resources for the well-being of our campus community. 🌟🎓

Every contribution matters ❣️

122 days ago by Kelly Crosbie
Pet Jar🫙Wars Winners 🥇🥈🥉 - Thank YOU for Giving

Were thrilled to report that thanks to all of the amazing student club/organizations and athletic teams as well as online donors, we raised a total of $520.19 for the Prometheus Alumni Food Pantry and Health Hub on Day #1 of PAW!  Plus, a total of 177 food items and 61 toiletry items were donated!

The winners of the 2023 Food/Toiletry Drive and Pet Jars Wars Competition are:

🥇1st Place: $100 - Women’s Rugby 

🥈 2nd Place: $50 - Alpha Kappa Phi

 🥉3rd Place: $25 - Women’s Volleyball

 CONGRATULATIONS to our winners and THANK YOU to everyone for your contributions to this important cause to support students!  

122 days ago by Kelly Crosbie
Pet Jar🫙Wars Starts Now!!!!

You can donate ON LINE or IN PERSON at the Student Union.

123 days ago by Kelly Crosbie
Feeding Futures: Your Support Matters 🍎 Campus Food Pantry Video

Discover the heartwarming impact of the Prometheus Alumni Food Pantry and join us in making a difference! Watch our video to see how we're nourishing students' dreams and why your donations can change lives. Together, we can ensure no student goes hungry. 🌟 #FeedTheFuture #DonateNow

123 days ago by Kelly Crosbie
Emerging Leaders Discuss PAW and Giving Back

Join us for a heartwarming video featuring our Emerging Leaders as they share insights on Potsdam Appreciation Week (PAW). Let's come together to celebrate their efforts and make a positive impact! ✨

All funds raised during this event are being donated to the Prometheus Food Pantry & Health Hub. 🙂

123 days ago by Kelly Crosbie

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