Campaign Priorities




Sage’s Centennial Campaign is a comprehensive fundraising campaign. While the following initiatives are priorities of the campaign, all gifts to Sage (annual fund gifts, endowment gifts, capital gifts, etc.) count towards reaching the $50 million goal by June 30, 2017. A gift to Sage is an investment in our next 100 years. 

Learn how you can support our Centennial Campaign Initiatives

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To further strengthen the academic programs for Russell Sage
College, Sage College of Albany, and the Sage Graduate Schools, significant investment is required in developing and enhancing current programs aimed to position Sage as an innovative and focused institution that prepares its students to excel and lead.

The Centennial Campaign includes support for undergraduate and graduate scholarships; global and innovative learning programs; seed funding for the Academic Excellence Fund for Deans, a supplemental source of funding support for academic projects within each school; travel grants for research; and enhancement of the theatre program, taking advantage of the Schacht Fine Arts Center housed on the Russell Sage College campus.


Facilities Renovations and Upgrades

Investing in best-in-class learning environments means addressing urgent renovations and upgrades on each campus as well as securing the future of Sage’s historic buildings for future generations of students.

On the Troy campus, the Centennial Campaign is addressing needs including renovations to the freshmen dormitory and preservation and maintenance of the historic Russell Sage College brownstones. On the Albany campus, the Centennial Campaign is addressing needs including the conversion of the Armory building into more usable classroom and exhibition spaces; allocation of space for i.Think classes that foster collaborative learning; and reconfiguration of the Visual Arts program to accommodate a growing enrollment.

In addition to campus-specific needs, the Centennial Campaign is addressing technological upgrades to classrooms as well as equipment upgrades to science labs on both campuses. Some of the completed projects made possible by this campaign:





Endowment for Faculty

Endowment for faculty support provides perpetual funding support for retaining best-in-class faculty and creates opportunity to enhance academic programs by inviting leading-edge professors and lecturers to Sage.

Endowment for Campus Needs

Endowment for campus needs provides unrestricted income to support projects as well as Sage’s maintenance and operations in the future.


For more information on how you can get involved, please contact:

The Sage Colleges

65 1st Street Troy, NY 12180

(518) 244-2224 | Toll free: 1-800-898-8452 | [email protected]