Faculty and staff give more than intelligence and energy to help make Stony Brook a world-class university. More and more of us also contribute to the "It's About Us" faculty/staff campaign to support the University's mission. There's never been a better time to give.
“A public university like Stony Brook is the ideal institution to provide research and educational opportunities that enlarge the talent pool in our society. I would like to see all young people have the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence they need to make it in the world, and to open their eyes to what they can achieve.” — R. David Bynum, PhD, John S. Toll Professor
Dr. Bynum establised funding through the Stony Brook Foundation for disadvantaged or underrepresented Long Island middle or high school students to attend a Stony Brook University I-STEM program and for scholarships to disadvantaged Long Island students who want to study STEM as Stony Brook undergraduates. Read More.
Why I Give
“It’s getting harder and harder to afford an education and to get funding for research in the sciences. We wanted to provide the same opportunity we had to other young people, so we established the Pikitch Family Endowed Student Research Award here at Stony Brook because it is a great public institution for both education and research.”
—Ellen Pikitch, PhD, professor and executive director, Institute for Ocean Conservation Science, SoMAS