The Union Fund

Sparking life-transforming experiences


Union students strolling down Jay Street in downtown Schenectady

Lab supplies for an undergraduate research project. Airfare for a student invited to present at an academic conference. Period costumes for a Victorian comedy. Support for The Union Fund does much more than keep the lights on. The Fund provides discretionary resources that enable us to respond nimbly to fresh ideas from within our community.

Like a startup pivoting to pursue rewarding new opportunities, The Union Fund empowers us to innovate, iterate and invest in groundbreaking ideas and programs that make all the difference in achieving our institutional goals. From academics and research to financial aid and student activities, annual support provides essential resources that allow students to make the best possible use of their years at Union.


An aspiring physician advocate

Emmanuela Oppong '19 is a Watson Fellow studying social entrepreneurship in healthcare and conducting health research across the globe.

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"As a woman scientist, it is important to me to ensure that other women interested in science and engineering fields can receive the same kind of training and research opportunities I did."

-Babs Soller '75

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Developing every student to lead with wisdom, empathy and courage in ways large and small, now and across multiple tomorrows.

807 Union Street, Schenectady, N.Y.
(518) 388-6180 |