Office of Development & Philanthropy

Here to support Downstate's ongoing quest to nurture the Brooklyn community and improve the health of people around the world.

Your Support Makes a Difference

It's not the amount that matters but the meaning behind your donation

At SUNY Downstate, we believe in the power of philanthropy to drive positive change and make a lasting impact on our community and beyond. Our philanthropy office serves as the heart of our fundraising efforts, connecting generous donors with meaningful opportunities to support our mission and initiatives.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a culture of giving and generosity that empowers us to achieve our organizational goals and make a difference in the lives of others. Through strategic philanthropic partnerships and initiatives, we aim to create a brighter future for our community and the world at large.

Impact of Your Support

Your support enables us to fund crucial programs, scholarships, research initiatives, and community projects that benefit those in need and contribute to a better future for all. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the world around us.

Thank You

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our donors and supporters who make our philanthropic work possible.  Your generosity and commitment inspire us to continue striving for excellence and impact in all that we do.

Thank you for visiting Office of Development & Philanthropy webpage.  Together, let's create a better, brighter future through the power of giving and philanthropy.

Fundraising Campaign

White Coat Ceremony

Support Our Future Occupational Therapists at the White Coat Ceremony!

Join us in honoring the dedication and passion of our future occupational therapists at the upcoming White Coat Ceremony on April 19, 2024.  This special event symbolizes their commitment to providing compassionate care and support to individuals in need. Your support will help make this ceremony a memorable occasion for our students as they embark on their professional journey.

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Featured Funds

Even the smallest gift to charity can make a huge impact.

Children's Society

The Brooklyn Children's Society of SUNY Downstate

Enriching the lives of Children through support of Projects and Programs at SUNY Downstate whose goals are to enhance the health of Children in the Brooklyn Community.

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Herbert S.B. Baraf, M.D. Scholarship

To support an annual scholarship of $12,500 for one medical student who demonstrates financial need at the onset of their first year and to be continued throughout the student's full four years of attendance providing the student remains in good academic standing.

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The Glenn L. Schattman, M.D. Family Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Fund is to support the cost of tuition of one (1) medical student enrolled in the school with documented financial need per the College's Admissions committee, at the onset of the student's first year and to be continued throughout that student's full four (4) years of attendance, provided that the student remains in good academic standing.  A new student will be selected each subsequent four (4) years for the Fund's award.

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