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Skidmore College
Office of Advancement

Parent and Family Giving

Life-changing experiences await students on our campus, and many of them internships, scholarships, athletics, the arts, and more are supported by the generosity of families who have witnessed it all firsthand through their students. Together, our families are a global community united by a shared passion for, and belief in, the transformative power of a liberal arts education. 

Getting involved with Skidmore is an open and flexibile invitation. We recognize that college alone is a significant investment, and we honor the capacity for all our families to pay it forward wherever and however they can. From volunteering to giving, every minute and every dollar makes a difference. 

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Jennifer Sawyer
Director of Parent and Family Giving


Family Celebrating Commencement
Support Students Today
Skidmore Fund

Gifts to the Skidmore Fund support Skidmore's annual operating budget, including:

  • Academic initiatives and faculty
  • Scholarships and financial aid
  • Internship funding
  • Student life programs
  • Intercultural and diversity initiatives
  • Campus facilities and classroom enhancements
  • Athletics, health, and wellness
  • The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery


Senior Brick Display
Celebrate Your Student's Achievements
Senior Family Project

The Senior Family Project brings together parents, grandparents, and extended family members to honor and celebrate graduating seniors. When you make a gift to the Senior Family project, your student’s first and last name are etched on a brick and placed on the plaza walkway outside Case Center. It is a wonderful tradition and is a visible tribute to new graduates as they leave Skidmore and become alumni.

Together, donations to the project help:

  • Recognize and celebrate the achievements of their graduate
  • Provide financial support for students and the campus environment
  • Reinforce the importance of philanthropy


Skidmore Family at Pre-Orientation
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Parent and Family Council

The Parent and Family Council members serve as ambassadors who strengthen the College through sharing their professional expertise, financial resources and their wide range of interests with the Skidmore community and other families. Participants take part in the College’s growth and development while enjoying an insider’s view of its current and future goals. 

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