Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

70% of 100 Donor goal
This campaign ended on October 30, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Utica University by clicking here!
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George Nehme photoGeorge Nehme matched $250

George Nehme photoGeorge Nehme matched $250

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Harry Cynkus '71 matched $596

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Harry Cynkus matched $10,000
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An Anonymous DonorTrustee Mark A. Pilipczuk gave $2,500

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Harry Cynkus gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Harry Cynkus '71 gave $5,000
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Gifts to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives contribute to:
1,030 Donors - $118,200 Donated

UC is ALLIN4 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Are you? 

In the wake of nationwide calls for racial justice and equality, Utica College alumni have the powerful opportunity to support current and future Pioneers as they work to develop the skills to become leaders and advocates for antiracism in society. The best way to help students reach these goals is by supporting UC programming designed to foster our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Gifts to the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion designation will help further educational programming and community-building opportunities, including artistic expressions against racism, bigotry, homophobia, social injustice, and police brutality; training for students, faculty, staff, and community members to become diversity advocates; leadership training for students; and informational resources for community members. 

Donors may also choose to support two new scholarships, for which fundraising is already underway. Once fully funded, these new scholarships will expand access to the life-changing power of a Utica College education. 

Utica College Black Alumni Association's Jonathan Adewumi '86 Memorial Scholarship awarded to a full-time junior or senior undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need and exceptional leadership qualities that embody the spirit of entrepreneur and loyal alumnus Jonathan Adewumi '86. 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. -  Robert D. Horton Endowed Scholarship awarded annually to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need who exhibit a high level of leadership, persistence, perseverance, and dedication to community service.


Below is a list of endowed scholarship funds that support students from diverse backgrounds. Should you be interested in adding to these funds, thereby enabling the College to provide additional scholarship support, please select "other" on the gift form and type in the scholarship you would like to give to.

  • Alumni Memorial Scholarship
  • Asian Cultural Heritage Scholarship
  • Edward L. Bass Black Students Scholarship
  • Black Alumni Association Scholarship
  • Black Cultural Heritage Scholarship
  • HSBC Scholarship for Underrepresented Students
  • Hispanic Cultural Heritage Scholarship
  • Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Native American Cultural Heritage Scholarship
  • Hattie and Bill Riley Memorial Scholarship


Staff & Faculty 

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Last year you went ALLIN4UC - Are you still ALLIN?

For 75 years, Utica College has helped learners create futures beyond their imagining. 

How? By going ALLIN for our students—in the classroom, on the playing field, and by making a UC education accessible to all. 

Join us through Monday, October 4 for our 2nd Annual ALLIN4UC75 Crowdfunding Challenge. As we celebrate the College’s 75th Anniversary, philanthropic support from alumni and friends is critical in helping our students continue to achieve their goals. 

Did someone say swag? In honor of UC's milestone 75th Anniversary, the first 500 donors who give at least $75 or $7.50/monthly will receive a free pair of UC 75th Anniversary socks!

Will you go ALL IN again? As part of the ALLIN4UC75 initiative, we’re inviting every member of the Pioneer family to give to the area of UC they care about most. Gifts of any size can make a BIG difference to current and future students in four areas of the College:

Every gift helps us reach our goal of 1,500 donors by October 4, 2021. 

Go ALLIN4UC and help us spread the word today by becoming an Advocate and sharing this on your social networks. 

270 days ago by Kerr Flanders
Thank you for being ALLIN4UC!

Thanks to your incredible support, #ALLIN4UC exceeded our donor goal Friday night with time to spare! 

A heartfelt thank you to each and every donor who contributed to our students and the College!

When we’re ALLIN4UC, we can do amazing things!

599 days ago by Kerr Flanders
WOOHOO! We hit our goal of 1000 donors!

Thank you so much for all those that have become ALLIN4UC!  It is truly amazing the things we can do when we are ALLIN!

We made our goal of 1000 donors with time to spare!  ALLIN4UC officially ends at 9:00 PM EST.

Our top donor for this initiative, Trustee Harry Cynkus '71 is so impressed at how many of you are ALLIN, he wants to see it keep going for the next 3 hours so he will be matching the next 100 gifts up to $50 each.  So your $50 gift is worth $100 to UC students.

Share this one last time and keep the Pioneer spirit going!  ALLIN4UC - Go Pioneers!  #ALLIN4UC

604 days ago by Kerr Flanders
GO UC! ONLY 4 days left to get to 1000 donors!

ALLIN4UC hit 750 donors today - 75% of the goal!

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far to what you love at UC!

Here is how ALLIN4UC is stacking up:

  • Annual Fund is at 103% of the goal 250 donors.
  • UC Pioneer Athletic Challenge is at 63% of their goal of 500 donors.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative is at 62% of their goal of 100 donors.
  • Academic is at 80% of their goal of 150 donors.

Trustee Harry Cynkus ’71 has issued another challenge!  He will donate another $5,000 to UC’s highest priority needs when we get to 1000 donors!

We can do it - when we’re ALLIN4UC, we can do amazing things.

Help us get there by sharing one of the mini-campaigns listed above on all your social networks. Click the link below to go to the campaign and then share to facebook or other social networks.

608 days ago by Kerr Flanders
​We made it to 500 donors!

We are halfway through the ALLIN4UC campaign and halfway to our donor goal!  

Thank you so much to those that have chosen to support Utica College and give to the areas they love.

With the 500-donor milestone, we are excited to announce that UC Trustee Harry Cynkus '71 has donated an additional $5,000 to support our students through the Annual Fund.

It gets better!

We can also announce that Harry Cynkus '71 has offered to donate $20 per donor up to $10,000 in donations (matching gift to be allocated to the Annual Fund).


Trustee  Mark A. Pilipczuk '88 has issued a challenge gift and will donate $2,500 when we get another 250 donations.

Thanks to the generosity of these supporters, it's truly an incredible time to go ALLIN4UC.

If you've already made a gift (thank you!), please encourage others to participate by sharing ALLIN4UC to your social media. 

Let's reach 1000 donors by Oct. 30!

620 days ago by Kerr Flanders

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