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New York State Charitable Tax Credit Program

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to receive an up to 85% tax credit when you make a gift of $10,000 - $100,000 to SUNY Poly Foundation by November 30, 2022!

What is it?

A one-time, time-limited opportunity to make a donation to SUNY Poly and receive an extraordinary tax benefit through the SUNY Impact Foundation. There is a $10M cap on the SUNY-wide program.

For the sum of the qualified contributions in 2022, a donor will have the following tax benefits:

  • NY State: 100% of the qualified contribution can be a deduction and 85% of the qualified contribution as a tax credit. A donor gets the benefit of both a deduction and credit on their NYS tax filing.
  • Federal: 15% of the qualified contribution is deductible.

When is the deadline?

  • A donor must request, complete and submit an application no later than September 30, 2022.
  • All donations must be received by November 30, 2022, to qualify.

How does it work?

  • A donor must have an authorization from the SUNY Impact Foundation to participate.
  • Donations qualifying under the NYS Charitable Tax Credit program will be limited to a minimum of $10,000 and to a maximum of $100,000 per donor/ tax identification number and tax filing.
  • Donations through a family foundation are not eligible for this tax credit program.
  • Program will close when $10m cap is met.

Ways you can make your donation:

  • Cash
  • Check or wire transfer
  • Combination cash and stock
  • Stocks: evaluated value the day of receipt is the actual donation amount regardless of its value the day donor submitted their request their agent
  • No in-kind donations are accepted
  • All donations are subject to a 1% administrative processing fee
  • Donor can designate their intention for the gift

Contact the SUNY Poly Foundation:

Andrea LaGatta, Assistant Vice President of Development: | 315-792-7110

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Tyler '23

Behind each student story, there are hundreds of individuals who helped to make it happen. Because of alumni and friends like you, the SUNY Poly Foundation can better prepare students to become successful leaders of tomorrow.

Your annual gift to be used where the needs is greatest is the most effective and immediate way to support every student and is a way to invest in his or her future. These gifts help us face unexpected challenges, emerging opportunities and enriches student life on campus.

Tyler ’23 said it best. “Thank you for your support and for believing in me. I promise to continue doing my best and moving forward in fulfilling my aspiration of being a household name in the gaming industry or maybe even winning a Game of the Year Award. I know now that your support means anything is possible!

Join us and transform tomorrow by giving today! Your gift of any size, when combined with contributions from our community of alumni and friends, makes an immediate, actionable difference.

From all of us at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, especially our students, we thank you for your essential support and wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.
With Gratitude,

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Andrea LaGatta
Assistant Vice President of Development

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The SUNY Poly Foundation is a 501©(3) not-for- profit corporation established in 1974 for the purpose of encouraging philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations in order to provide scholarships to honor high-achieving students, assist faculty and staff in enhanced learning, strengthen our endowment for the future and advance campus development. All Foundation scholarships are merit based and require no application process. Awards are given at the discretion of the Foundation and student eligibility.

The Foundation Board of Directors, comprised of alumni, college representatives, and community leaders, provide exemplary leadership and are responsible for the financial health and fiscal management of the Foundation. We invite you to contact us for more information about on the Foundation and Board of Directors.


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