Parent Philanthropy at Skidmore College
Family Leadership Giving and Annual Parents Fund
For more than a century, Skidmore families have played a central role in the College's success, supporting initiatives that have transformed the educational experience of Skidmore students, and propelled the College into the ranks of the country's elite liberal arts colleges. Last year alone, parent philanthropy reached $3.7 million.
Family Leadership Giving
In the last decade alone, more than 3,000 families have contributed well over $100 million in support of campus projects. These acts of generosity have greatly enhanced facilities, financial aid, curriculum, student life, and more. This powerful example of philanthropy demonstrates the importance of giving back to the College, and the role each member of the community has in the continued growth and success of the institution.
Why be part of Skidmore's Family Leadership Giving?
- Skidmore's tuition and fees cover only part of the annual investment Skidmore makes in the education of each and every student.
- Gifts from generations of parents and families make up the difference and truly sustains Skidmore as a world-class liberal arts college.
- Your own gift benefits your student—and every other Skidmore student!
We are deeply grateful to the many thousands of families who have not only sent their sons and daughters to Skidmore, but who have also joined in making the College one of the finest in the country.
Thank you for your support.
Annual Parents Fund
The Skidmore Parents Fund provides vital support to the College. Every dollar is put to immediate use to ensure that Skidmore is able to attract a highly qualified and diverse student body, recruit and retain the best faculty, and provide and maintain the best facilities possible for academics, the arts, and athletics. Last year, parents made gifts to the Skidmore Fund and operating budget totaling $1.66 million to support everything from scholarships to capital projects.
Gifts to the Annual Parents Fund supports Skidmore's operating budget for things such as:
- Academic Initiatives
- Faculty Support
- Internship Funding
- Student Life Programs
- Intercultural and Diversity Initiative
- Campus facilities and classroom enhancements
- The Tang Museum
Annual Parent Fund Chair - Shirley McNerney Rendell, Parent of Julia '18