Transforming Lives: A Campaign for Buffalo State

Transforming Lives: A Campaign for Buffalo State

This fall, Buffalo State will publicly launch Transforming Lives, a historic $20 million campaign to ensure the best education and experiences for our students for years to come.

The campaign comes at a unique time in Buffalo State’s history as we build a philanthropic culture that recognizes our status as one of the gems of the State University of New York system and as the public university that serves the city.

Buffalo State truly does transform lives. That’s our mission and our purpose.

Through the Transforming Lives campaign, we call on our campus community—alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students—to join us in support of the most ambitious fundraising initiative in Buffalo State’s 141-year history.




Campaign Priorities

Enhancing the Student Experience
• Undergraduate and Graduate Research
• Global Learning Experiences
• Internships
• Athletics
• Volunteer and Service Learning

Enhancing the Campus
• Specialized Learning Spaces and Equipment
• Library
• Alumni Facilities
• Hospitality Laboratory

Student Scholarship Support
• Scholarships
• Fellowships
• Emergency Scholarship Funds

Excellence in Faculty Teaching and Service
• Endowed Chairs and Professorships
• Economic Development
• Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer
• Presidential Innovation Fund
• Dean’s Fund for Excellence


Transforming Lives Campaign Kickoff

Friday, September 28
4:00–6:00 p.m.
Buffalo State
Performing Arts Center
The Buffalo State community is invited to celebrate the launch of the Transforming Lives campaign at the campaign kickoff. R.S.V.P. to the president’s event line at (716) 878-5115.

For more information about the Transforming Lives campaign, please visit