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Skidmore College
Donor Engagement and Stewardship

The Office of Donor Engagement and Stewardship (DES) enhances the lifelong relationships between donors and Skidmore College through meaningful, personalized recognition of their support.

Our work is a collaborative effort with multiple campus partners, including students and faculty who are direct beneficiaries of donor support. We are especially grateful to our partners, and we feel privileged to share their remarkable stories with donors.

A brief summary of our work includes:

  • Impact reports: We show how gifts to a specific area or endowed fund make a difference in the lives of students and faculty by working with them to tell their stories.
  • Endowed fund reports: We produce annual reports on the performance of Skidmore’s endowment and a donor’s specific endowed fund.
  • Engagement and stewardship events: We host small, in-person or virtual gatherings meant to connect donors with key campus partners, including students, faculty, fellow donors, Cabinet, and the President.
  • Naming opportunities: We work with our staff on special projects that have naming opportunities, and we manage the production and installation of plaques and donor walls.

If you need tax documentation related to a gift, want details on your giving history, or have other specific financial questions, please reach out to our colleagues in Advancement Operations:

Phone: 518-580-5600



General Inquiries


Phone: 518-580-5671


Barb Casey, Director


Beth Brucker-Kane, Associate Director


Liz Tybush, Coordinator



Our office is open during regular business hours, Monday through Friday (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern), and is closed when the College is closed.