ALLIN4UC - Academics

113% of 150 Donor goal
This campaign ended on October 30, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Utica University by clicking here!
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George Nehme photoGeorge Nehme matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $250

George Nehme photoGeorge Nehme matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Harry Cynkus '71 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $596

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Harry Cynkus matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $100 because 50 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Mark A. Pilipczuk gave $2,500 because 250 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Harry Cynkus gave $5,000 because 500 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Harry Cynkus '71 gave $5,000 because 241 donors gave
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Gifts to ALLIN4UC - Academics contribute to:
1,030 Donors - $118,200 Donated

UC is ALLIN4 Academics. Are you? 

Be ALLIN4 academics by making a gift to your favorite department or program at Utica College. All departments have faced budget cuts this year, yet needs continue to grow. Learn more about these specific needs below, or give to a school's Dean's Discretionary Fund, which allows deans to direct funding to the school's most urgent priorities. 

School of Arts & Sciences: Dean’s Discretionary Fund

  • Chemistry: Students in Chemistry use modern instrumentation for molecular analysis, which has led them to be successful in industry and academia after graduation.  We want to bring modern instrumentation into our cutting-edge nanochemical projects and develop a nanochemical concentration so that students can learn and use the equipment needed to understand these systems that are of intense industrial and academic interest.
  • Computer Science:  Computer science has been remodeling two labs on campus to serve the needs of the computer science students.  We would like to continue to upgrade these  labs with state-of-the art equipment and a facility that serves the needs of the computer science students. 
  • Public Relations & Journalism: The Tangerine and the Public Relations and Journalism programs are seeking funds to purchase four podcast kits to produce audio storytelling. The funds would help the department purchase microphones, headphones, boonarms, wind screens, and a web hosting site. Cost per kit is approximately $300. 
  • Communications & Theatre: The current theatre space is becoming too busy for our active student body and performance education goals. There is joint effort of these two departments as they are in the process of developing a Performance Lab to more fully support our communication, music and theatre in creation of experimental, small scale performances to supplement our currently overtaxed mainstage venue in Strebel Student Center.
  • WPNR: Students at WPNR have been doing amazing things and working hard to make UC radio the standard for college radio in New York. To continue that professional development we are hoping to raise funds for student conferences, industry membership, and awards submissions fees. 

School of Business & Criminal Studies: Dean’s Discretionary Fund

School of Health Sciences & Education: Dean's Discretionary Fund

  • Occupational Therapy: The OT Legacy Scholarship fund, once endowed, will provide a yearly scholarship to a graduate student. An additional $10,000 is needed to endow this scholarship. Please consider a gift in honor of the efforts and dedication of our recent faculty retiree Victoria Nackley Battin.
  • Adventure & Wellness Education: We are looking to raise $7500 to establish a fund to assist in the purchase of professional attire (polo shirts for all our students) and to offset professional organization dues (student memberships to NYSAHPERD, ACSM, NSCA, etc.).
  • Physical Therapy: The physical therapy department is raising money toward the purchase of overhead track and harness systems.
  • Therapeutic Recreation: The therapeutic recreation department is raising funds for assistive technology recreation equipment for use by students for learning during class, and using with individuals during collaborative recreation programs with local recreation therapists. There are many examples, such as electronic switches, adapted sports equipment, and virtual reality equipment. We would like to raise $5,000.


Staff & Faculty 

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Last year you went ALLIN4UC - Are you still ALLIN?

For 75 years, Utica College has helped learners create futures beyond their imagining. 

How? By going ALLIN for our students—in the classroom, on the playing field, and by making a UC education accessible to all. 

Join us through Monday, October 4 for our 2nd Annual ALLIN4UC75 Crowdfunding Challenge. As we celebrate the College’s 75th Anniversary, philanthropic support from alumni and friends is critical in helping our students continue to achieve their goals. 

Did someone say swag? In honor of UC's milestone 75th Anniversary, the first 500 donors who give at least $75 or $7.50/monthly will receive a free pair of UC 75th Anniversary socks!

Will you go ALL IN again? As part of the ALLIN4UC75 initiative, we’re inviting every member of the Pioneer family to give to the area of UC they care about most. Gifts of any size can make a BIG difference to current and future students in four areas of the College:

Every gift helps us reach our goal of 1,500 donors by October 4, 2021. 

Go ALLIN4UC and help us spread the word today by becoming an Advocate and sharing this on your social networks. 

997 days ago by Kerr Flanders
Thank you for being ALLIN4UC!

Thanks to your incredible support, #ALLIN4UC exceeded our donor goal Friday night with time to spare! 

A heartfelt thank you to each and every donor who contributed to our students and the College!

When we’re ALLIN4UC, we can do amazing things!

1326 days ago by Kerr Flanders
WOOHOO! We hit our goal of 1000 donors!

Thank you so much for all those that have become ALLIN4UC!  It is truly amazing the things we can do when we are ALLIN!

We made our goal of 1000 donors with time to spare!  ALLIN4UC officially ends at 9:00 PM EST.

Our top donor for this initiative, Trustee Harry Cynkus '71 is so impressed at how many of you are ALLIN, he wants to see it keep going for the next 3 hours so he will be matching the next 100 gifts up to $50 each.  So your $50 gift is worth $100 to UC students.

Share this one last time and keep the Pioneer spirit going!  ALLIN4UC - Go Pioneers!  #ALLIN4UC

1331 days ago by Kerr Flanders
GO UC! ONLY 4 days left to get to 1000 donors!

ALLIN4UC hit 750 donors today - 75% of the goal!

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far to what you love at UC!

Here is how ALLIN4UC is stacking up:

  • Annual Fund is at 103% of the goal 250 donors.
  • UC Pioneer Athletic Challenge is at 63% of their goal of 500 donors.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative is at 62% of their goal of 100 donors.
  • Academic is at 80% of their goal of 150 donors.

Trustee Harry Cynkus ’71 has issued another challenge!  He will donate another $5,000 to UC’s highest priority needs when we get to 1000 donors!

We can do it - when we’re ALLIN4UC, we can do amazing things.

Help us get there by sharing one of the mini-campaigns listed above on all your social networks. Click the link below to go to the campaign and then share to facebook or other social networks.

1335 days ago by Kerr Flanders
A video from retired professor Victoria Battin about the OT Legacy Scholarship

1346 days ago by Kerr Flanders
Communications & Theatre video plea

1346 days ago by Kerr Flanders
The Tangerine and the Public Relations and Journalism programs video plea

1346 days ago by Kerr Flanders
​We made it to 500 donors!

We are halfway through the ALLIN4UC campaign and halfway to our donor goal!  

Thank you so much to those that have chosen to support Utica College and give to the areas they love.

With the 500-donor milestone, we are excited to announce that UC Trustee Harry Cynkus '71 has donated an additional $5,000 to support our students through the Annual Fund.

It gets better!

We can also announce that Harry Cynkus '71 has offered to donate $20 per donor up to $10,000 in donations (matching gift to be allocated to the Annual Fund).


Trustee  Mark A. Pilipczuk '88 has issued a challenge gift and will donate $2,500 when we get another 250 donations.

Thanks to the generosity of these supporters, it's truly an incredible time to go ALLIN4UC.

If you've already made a gift (thank you!), please encourage others to participate by sharing ALLIN4UC to your social media. 

Let's reach 1000 donors by Oct. 30!

1347 days ago by Kerr Flanders

Designation Leaderboard
Follow and see how your department or school is doingDonors$ Raised
Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Legacy Scholarship57$1,605
Public Relations & Journalism27$1,415
Physical Therapy(student conference fund)24$2,360
Communications & Theatre (piano)24$1,725
Academics General19$1,595
School of Arts & Science (Deans fund for summer research projects)3$200
School of Health Sciences & Education2$150
School of Business & Criminal Studies2$70
Therapeutic Recreation1$50
Adventure & Wellness Education0$0
Computer Science(Lab upgrades)0$0
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