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Now and Forever Orange

Giving Through Maxwell

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How will you help change the world?


Where your support is needed most:

  • Unrestricted: Allow the School the flexibility to respond to critical needs in urgent times.
  • Academic departments: Provide critical resources to faculty, ensuring graduate and undergraduate students receive the highest quality education.
  • Research: Facilitate innovative scholarly research and faculty/student collaborations.
  • Faculty: Honor or memorialize an exceptional professor from your time at Maxwell.
  • Scholarships: Ensure every student has access to the #1-ranked public affairs school in the country.
Maxwell School Dean David Van Slyke with students in Maxwell Auditorium.

Your Gifts in Action

A gift through Maxwell has a compounding effect. See how generous alumni and donors like you are supporting our efforts to make the world a better place.

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More Than Halfway There!


With incredible support, our start is strong. But to meet our campaign goals, we will need to raise the remaining $45 million to support Campaign Priorities from the School’s long-range strategic plan.

$125,000,000campaign goal
2013the year the campaign started
68% Funded
2024the year the campaign will end

Forever Orange: The Campaign for Syracuse University


Forever Orange is more than a campaign to raise $1.5 billion in philanthropy for Syracuse University. It is our ability to impact people—to change the trajectory of our students’ lives and careers and to advance faculty research and innovation that benefit the whole world.

Visit Maxwell’s campaign priorities page to learn more about the ways in which your gift through Maxwell helps to strengthen communities and improve lives.

Ways to Give


Every gift supports Maxwell’s mission to serve people and communities worldwide. Three popular ways include:

  • Give to the Dean’s Fund: Start or deepen your commitment to philanthropy with an annual gift. 
  • Make a bequest: Speak with us about how you can contribute to the public good through your estate plan.
  • Transfer an asset: Gifts of real estate, securities, personal property or retirement assets may qualify you for charitable deductions and minimize capital gains tax.
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Our Greatest Asset Is You

In addition to financial support, consider giving the gift of time. Our alumni engagement team can match you with the right opportunity to represent Maxwell to prospective students, mentor current students or cultivate career opportunities and other partnerships.

Email Our Alumni Office

Office of Development
200 Eggers Hall