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.
Support for Academic Programs
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:
- A newly-renovated Troy Library- The Shea Learning Center
- A state-of-the-art Nutrition Lab – the Col. Filomena R. Manor, USAF, RET., RSC ’48 Nutrition Science Lab
- Hart Hall repurposed and upgraded
- Student Center in McKinstry relocated to a larger space and refurbished
- Updated dining space in Buchman Pavilion
- The fitness area formerly known as the Gator Pit was relocated to a larger, more accessible space in McKinstry
- Avery’s Garden created on plaza next to Hart Hall
- Gretchen’s Garden created on the plaza next to Ackerman Hall
- Renovated brownstones
- Hannaford Nutrition Assessment Lab
- Albany Armory purchased and renovated into office and classroom space for the Department of Interdisciplinary
- Fully innovative and interactive classroom created in the Armory
- Re-designed, expanded student dining facility in the Kahl Campus Center
- Remodeled library and on-site café, Hazel’s Café
- Renovations and upgrades made to the Esteves Science Hall including three renovated labs and a classroom as well as a new biology research lab
- Upgrades within the Art & Design building including the creation of a Tech Center and addition of a laser cutter and 3D printer
- New bleachers in the gymnasium
- M&T Bank Stock Trading Simulator Room
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]