Student stories, faculty accolades, fundraising efforts and more updates
from Paul Smith’s College Office of College Advancement.

Funding Student Futures.

Junior Virginia Brink says she wouldn’t be able to attend Paul Smith's College without the financial aid she receives.

Sustaining Sustainability.

College wouldn’t be possible for Marin George without the financial aid that the Paul Smith's College Fund provides.

Recruiting Entrepreneurs.

After earning her degree in business Stephanie Karr is in line to become an officer in the US Air Force.

A Message From The College

Access to a college education is at the heart of what our institution is about. Your support continues to ensure that students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to earn a college degree that is respected by employers both in the Adirondacks and across the country, and opens the door to a productive future.

Here at Paul Smith’s, nearly half of our students are eligible for federal Pell Grants. Of those receiving Pell Grants, half receive the maximum award.

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Endowment Chart

Financial Information

Data on the 2012-13 fundraising efforts including total given and percentage of students in receipt of financial aid. Information on the Paul Smith’s College Fund, and government grants and sponsored programs at the college.

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Efforts & Updates

Fundraising opportunities, planned giving, donor recognition and more.

Paving The Way

Building the Paul Smith’s experience brick-by-brick with help from our alumni.

Planned Giving

Charles Dyke, class of ‘61 on hospitality, mentoring and re-membering Paul Smith’s.

Great Strides

As Dr. John W. Mills announces his retirement, we look back at his time at the College.

Our Donors

Special thanks to those who gave to Paul Smith’s College in the past year!


“Ninety percent or more of the graduates at Paul Smith's College get jobs, and lots of other schools can’t say that. That’s important, especially in today’s economy. An affordable education that fits the needs of society today is in high demand. Paul Smith’s might not offer law or medicine degrees, but it plays an important role in a growing economy. Not to mention, everybody’s in green mode these days, and what better classroom could you get for that than the Adirondacks?”

Charles Dyke, Class of 1961

The Year In Review

Stager Named Top Professor

Prof. Curt Stager has been named the 2013 New York Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Stager, who was selected from more than 350 professors nationwide, was honored in Washington, D.C., in November.

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Bobcats Dominate the Scoreboard

Paul Smith’s College snowshoers: International champions. Women’s soccer: Competed in the national tournament. Rugby: Runners-up for the New York State championship. And — perhaps most impressively — 45 student-athletes were selected to the Yankee Small College Conference’s all-academic team.

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Become Friends with the VIC

When Paul Smith’s took the reins of the VIC in 2011, we knew it wouldn’t be easy — or inexpensive — to maintain it as a vital community resource.
That’s why we’ve established a fundraising arm for the VIC to ensure that happens. The Friends of the Paul Smith’s College VIC launched its first membership drive in the fall, seeking supporters at levels from $45 to $5,000 and up.

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