State University of New York College at Farmingdale Foundation

aka Farmingdale College Foundation   |   Farmingdale, NY   |  https://alumni.farmingdale.edu/farmingdale-college-foundation

Mission

The mission of the Farmingdale College Foundation is to raise and administer philanthropic gifts, establish endowments, scholarships and secure institutional funding resources that enhance the student experience and elevate the regional reputation of Farmingdale State College.

Ruling year info

1969

VP of Development & Alumni Engagement

Matthew J Colson

Main address

2350 Broadhollow Rd

Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA

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EIN

23-7046497

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (B11)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Inspire philanthropic support to meet the needs of our students, faculty and greater community.

The Farmingdale College Foundation programs and engages alumni, friends and the Long Island business community as strategic partners in raising funds for Farmingdale State College. The Foundation designs and implements data-driven fundraising programs to support student scholarship/financial aid, academic achievement awards, faculty and staff development, state of the art facilities and related institutional priorities.

The Farmingdale College Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1969 to support the mission of Farmingdale State College. The Foundation partners with alumni, parents, friends and members of the College community to match strategic priorities with their charitable intentions. The Foundation provides careful and transparent stewardship of all assets held in trust for the benefit of Farmingdale State College.

Dedicated to changing lives and building futures, the Farmingdale College Foundation provides funds each year to meet a variety of critical needs including financial assistance to deserving students, funding for faculty innovation, delivery of applied learning outcomes, and academic achievement, all enabling Farmingdale to be a conduit for social mobility and an engine of opportunity to Long Island and beyond.

Population(s) Served
Students

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The personal stewardship and annual reporting of impact had been inconsistent. We've corrected it as a result of the feedback received and it is now increasingly more frequent and our reporting has received very positive feedback.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    The relationships have been strengthened and criticism lessened as a result of their having a more intimate understanding of the operation as well as being acknowledged for their feedback and contributions to organizational growth.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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State University of New York College at Farmingdale Foundation

Board of directors
as of 3/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robert Van Nostrand

Robert VanNostrand

OSI Pharmaceuticals (retired)

John Witterschein

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Maureen Knott

Henry Schein, Inc.

Robert Sandler

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

David Antar

A+ Technology & Security Solutions

Michael Bender

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Thomas Bogue

Flushing Bank

David Carter

Carter, DeLuca & Farrell, LLP

Jerome D'Antone

TD Bank

Richard Catalano

KPMG, LLP (retired)

Sal Ferro

Alure Home Improvements

Jason Golden

110 Sand Company

Andreas Grill

DepYmed, Inc.

Veronica Henry

Farmingdale State College (retired)

William Jimenez

Stony Brook University

Joseph Moscolo

Northwell Health System

Vincent Naab

Naab Hortco, LLC

Patricia Panetta

NYC Dept. of Education

Susan Ring

Sterling National Bank (retired)

Steven Rodler

Goldberg & Rodler

Howard Rowland

E.W. Howell

Fred Skolnick

Certilman Balin Attorneys

Vincent Tedesco

Total Technology Solutions

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/29/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/26/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.