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Skidmore College
Office of Advancement

Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations partners with national, regional, and local corporations and foundations to secure external funding for campus priorities and programs. These partnerships are a valued part of the support system behind faculty-driven initiatives, expanding our curriculum, and enhancing the tools and resources available to our students. 
 
In partnership with the Office of Sponsored Research, we help align ideas and needs on campus with funding opportunities that could make them a reality.

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Ian Farrell
Assistant Vice President for Development and Strategy
518-580-5649
ifarrell@artistolk.com

 

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External collaborators
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From navigating the College's opportunities for collaboration to connecting you with faculty and programs of interest, we're your liason for seemless connections and meaningful partnerships. 
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Sponsored Research
Supporting faculty's creative pursuits
Exceptional work is happening here, and our partners in the Office of Sponsored Research are eager to help connect faculty with opportunities to fund their creative, scholarly, and research endeavors. 

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Recent Grants

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Sands Family Foundations to Match $5M

Sands Family Foundations to Match $5M

Skidmore College announces a $10 million initiative in support of its longstanding commitment to a liberal arts experience that is rooted in creativity and prepares students for thriving professional and personal success. The Sands Family Foundation Initiative for Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship consists of a $5 million one-to-one matching pledge along with additional matching gifts.

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Mellon Foundation Grants Skidmore Nearly $1.2M

Mellon Foundation Grants Skidmore Nearly $1.2M

A $1.185 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support Skidmore’s Black Studies Program and Racial Justice Teaching Challenge, advancing Africana studies and social justice at the College through innovative course creation and teaching, undergraduate research, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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$40,000 to Launch Food Systems Initiative

$40,000 to Launch Food Systems Initiative

Skidmore College’s Environmental Studies and Sciences (ESS) program has launched the Food Systems Initiative — an interdisciplinary, community-based research and teaching initiative — with the assistance of a first-time, year-long grant from the Henry David Thoreau Foundation.

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