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.



We would like to recognize the UC faculty and staff donors who have contributed to Utica College consistently for five, ten, and even twenty consecutive years. Your partnership with UC makes the dream of a college education a reality for many students. Full list →


We are holding a special Employee Giving Happy Hour in the Pioneer Pub on March 22 for all UC employees who give to the College. Join us for appetizers and an adult beverage, as well as some great conversation with your colleagues. Hope to see you there!

Employee Giving Happy Hour
Thursday, March 22
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Pioneer Pub

Questions? Contact Francesca Dunlevy at fadunlev@utica.edu or (315) 792-3744

If You Haven't Enrolled in Payroll Deduction ...

Please consider doing so - it will make an enormous difference for our students. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated.

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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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