Employee Giving

Employee Giving


Make A Gift To Utica College

When you support Utica College through the Annual Fund, you make it possible for deserving students to follow their passions, gain new skills, and achieve success.

Annual Fund

A gift to the annual fund provides crucial support for three core initiatives set out by President Casamento specifically aimed at improving affordability and student success:

  • College Scholarships that make a UC education more affordable for the families we serve;
  • Teaching and Learning via advanced tutoring and technology resources in the College's Learning Commons;
  • Career Advancement through robust internship and career placement programs.

Scholarships and Awards

Contributing to one of the 251 scholarships and awards helps both students and college because it builds the endowment and helps with the DOE ratio while providing financial support to deserving students.

Department, Dean's Discretionary Funds and Beyond

There is always the option to designate your gift to a specific area, like a department, a Dean’s discretionary fund or athletics. Just ask. Chances are it is either already set up or can be set up.

Even a modest gift can help bring promising students closer to their dreams. Please join the many Utica College faculty and staff members who support the College's mission through our employee giving program.



Show your blue and orange. Let everyone know you support UC by making a gift and spreading the word online and tag it #UCSupportingUC.



Now through October 31, 2017

Utica College employees who sign up for payroll deduction or increase an existing payroll deduction amount before October 31, 2017 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of several great prizes.

Already supporting UC?
We greatly appreciate it! There will be a special prize drawing for those very special members of our faculty and staff who already give to UC.

Winners will be announced November 1st.

Enroll Now →


Q: Why is it important for me to give to Utica College?

A: As part of the Utica College faculty and staff, when you give you help to improve UC’s potential to obtain grants. Grant-funding foundations and institutions frequently allot funds according to the percentage of faculty/staff actively giving to the institution.

Q: Where will my gift go?

A: Your gift will benefit Utica College and our students in a variety of ways. The unrestricted Annual Fund is our greatest need. Your dollars can provide financial aid, technology upgrades, staff research, and general improvements and maintenance on campus. You may also designate your gift for a scholarship or initiative sponsored by a particular school, college or department.

Q: How can I make my gift?

A: You can make your gift online. Many employees prefer the convenience of giving through payroll deduction or by credit card. If you would like to write out a check, please send it to Anthony Villanti, Office of Advancement, 1600 Burrstone Road, Utica, NY 13502.

Q: I already have an active payroll deduction pledge. How can I make another gift?

A: If you participated in payroll deduction last year, you can increase your pledge online. You can also make a one-time gift by using our online giving form.

Q: My spouse/partner works for a company that matches gifts. How do I submit the paperwork?

A: Matching gifts can double or even triple your gift! Ask your spouse or partner to request a form from his/her Human Resources Department and send it to the UC Advancement Office or email it to Anthony Villanti.

Q: I would like to make a gift, but I’m not sure I can afford it. What are my options?

A: Payroll deduction is a convenient, virtually “painless” way to give. You can arrange to have a small amount deducted from your paycheck over the course of a year. That way, for the weekly cost of premium coffee or a soft drink, you can help Utica College.
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