In early 2021, the SUNY Orange Foundation launched a strategic planning initiative to build on the previous strategic plan and take stock of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the Foundation’s work as well as that of Orange County Community College and its faculty, students, and alumni. The organization hired the New York Council of Non-Profits to facilitate the planning process and assist in the development of the plan document.
The Foundation has a long history of successful strategic planning. The previous plan for 2018-2021 was the first one launched by the Foundation as an independent organization and was largely focused on building the organization’s capacity, developing its brand, solidifying its fundraising strategies, and strengthening relationships with alumni and donors. The 2022-2025 Strategic Plan builds on that plan’s achievements and positions the Foundation to play an even more significant role as a partner to the College and an advocate for students’ success. The pillars of the Foundation's current Strategic Plan include:
Resource Development: Increase fundraising to support college initiatives and expand scholarships and other assistance to ensure a SUNY Orange education remains attainable and affordable for current and future students.
Student and Alumni Relations: Deepen relationships with students and alumni and work to strengthen their lifelong connection to SUNY Orange and the Foundation.
Communications and Public Relations: Bring awareness of the full resources provided by the SUNY Orange Foundation to the College to all stakeholders.
Human Resources and Organizational Capacity: Develop the board and staff resources and organizational capacity to continue to grow the Foundation's community impact and support for the College.
To review the complete plan, click here.