State University of New York
City University of New York

Staff Study: Private Fund Raising at SUNY and CUNY (Follow-Up Review)

In our prior report 96-D-1, we reviewed the private fund raising practices of the State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY), and compared them to the practices of other colleges and universities. We found that the amount of private funds raised by SUNY and CUNY was far less than the amounts raised by several public universities in other states. In addition, when we compared the fund raising performance of SUNY and CUNY to the performance of peer schools, we found that SUNY was generally less successful than its peers while CUNY was more successful than some of its peers but less successful than other peers. We identified a number of best practices used by colleges and universities that were successful at private fund raising, and suggested that these practices be considered by SUNY and CUNY. In our follow-up review, we found that the actions suggested by our prior report had generally been taken by SUNY and CUNY officials.

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