Your Support of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics is Appreciated

As a member of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics family, you have an open invitation to come back to SU, and more specifically to Falk College. Maybe you’d like to give back to SU by presenting a lecture in your field of expertise to current students. Or perhaps you could mentor a student by sharing your experiences to help them make life-changing decisions. We always welcome financial support, but equally appreciate the value a personal story our alumni can offer to shape the SU experience for our future alums.

Please contact Falk College Advancement Office at (315) 443-8989 or e-mail at to talk more about ways you might like to be involved and stay connected with Falk College.

Ways to Give

Annual GiftsCorporate Matching GiftsPlanned GiftsSpecial Funds and Commemorative GiftsGet Involved

Annual Giving

The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics is most grateful for contributions at all levels. Annual gifts are our most powerful tool to help students in need, develop programs of excellence, and support outstanding faculty. If you’ve supported the College through annual giving in the past, you might be interested to learn about a new program called Falk College Perpetual Giving Plan.

Annual gifts support our highest priorities, including special lectures, faculty and student research and travel opportunities, graduation awards, computing equipment for our labs, and a host of other important projects. It can go to our general scholarship fund to assist students who demonstrate financial need. Or it can be designated to support a part of Falk College that has special meaning to you, whether it’s a particular department, annual program or other opportunity. Be assured that annual gifts are put to good use where they are needed most.

Your annual gift to Falk College allows us to respond to the needs and opportunities for our faculty and both our graduate and undergraduate programs. To make a gift to Falk College, you can use a credit card to make a gift securely online. Click here to give online.

Checks may also be sent to:
Syracuse University
Falk College
Office of Advancement
425 White Hall
Syracuse, New York 13224.

We appreciate your support.

The Perpetual Giving Plan

The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics is most grateful to donors who consistently give year after year to our Annual and Dean’s funds. A new program, Falk College Perpetual Giving Plan, will allow donors to use a bequest to establish an endowment that will make your “annual gift” to our college in perpetuity.

A bequest currently generates about five percent in spendable returns and is invested as part of our overall endowment in Falk College. For example, a bequest of $5,000 would produce an “annual gift” of $250, $10,000 would yield a gift of $500 a year, and a $20,000 bequest would provide the College $1,000 a year.

By participating in Falk College Perpetual Giving Plan, you can make a comfortably-sized deferred gift while having a significant impact on the future. Your support will help us enhance and expand academic programs, attract high-caliber students, and retain the best faculty members, while memorializing your own commitment and loyalty to our mission and Syracuse University.

To learn more about our Perpetual Giving Plan, please contact David Salanger, assistant dean for advancement in the Falk College at (315) 443-8989 or via e-mail at

We appreciate your support.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Through the generosity of company and other matching gift programs, your contribution—and the impact you can make—to the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics can be increased. By matching employee gifts, businesses ensure that their charitable resources support causes important to their employees and the community. Contact your company’s human resources department to see if they offer a matching gift program.

Planned Giving

Your gift to Syracuse University and the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics can be a significant investment in the future of generations of students to come. Your gift can be made in such a way to provide current, tangible benefits to you and your family if you establish a life income gift with us. In return for the gift you make today, you and/or another person you name will receive income for your lifetimes. In addition, your gift may bring you some or all of these benefits:

  • A charitable income tax deduction
  • Avoidance of some or all capital gains tax of appreciated property
  • Increased income
  • Tax-free income
  • Avoidance of estate taxes

You may want to consider naming Syracuse as one of the beneficiaries in your will or living trust. Depending on your preferences, your bequest may take the form of an outright gift with or without restrictions, or be designated for endowment, with the income to be used for the University’s general purposes or for a specific purpose of your choice.

Special Funds and Commemorative Gifts

A variety of naming opportunities exist within the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. You can give to an existing fund or, if you wish, establish your own. Named scholarships, professorships, lectures, awards and visiting critics can be endowed at the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.

If you have questions about making a commemorative gift, or would like to learn more about other existing opportunities for giving, please contact If you have any questions or need assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to call David Salanger at (315) 443-8989 or contact him via e-mail at

Some of the existing special funds you may give to include:

Dean Howard B. Gundy Endowed Graduate Scholarship Fund in the School of Social Work

This fund was established in 2003 through the generous support of Janet P. Gundy, in memory of her late husband, Dr. Howard B. Gundy ’39 (A&S), ’61 (Maxwell), who was the founding dean of the School of Social Work at Syracuse University. He went to Sacramento State College (California) as the first dean of the social work program. He also served the University of Alabama as founding dean of the School of Social Work, vice president for academic affairs and acting president. This scholarship perpetuates the memory of Dr. Gundy and honors his legacy through support of graduate students enrolled in the School of Social Work.

William Randolph Hearst Graduate Scholarship in Social Work

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship was established through a grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Publisher and philanthropist William Randolph Hearst founded California Charities in 1948. This scholarship continues the philanthropic goals of William Randolph Hearst through support of graduate students enrolled in the School of Social Work at Syracuse University, with preference to students from underrepresented populations.

Vivian Teal Howard Social Work Scholarship

The Vivian Teal Howard Social Work Scholarship was established in 2001 by the Hopps Memorial CME Church Vivian Teal Howard Scholarship Committee, the Syracuse University School of Social Work, and the Reverend Larry S. Howard. This scholarship honors the memory of Reverend Howard’s beloved wife, Vivian, the former assistant dean of the School of Social Work, through assistance to graduate students in the School of Social Work’s MSW program.

Dean Edith Smith Endowed Scholarship

The Dean Edith Smith Endowed Scholarship was established in 1987 through the support of Lorraine Chesna Ayanian ’59 and other donors. In 1943, with the country at war and an acute nursing shortage nationwide, Chancellor Tolley directed Edith H. Smith to establish a University School of Nursing. Within days of its opening on June 23, 1943 the US. War Department announced the creation of the U.S. Cadet Nursing Corps in which the University participated in addition to taking over the training of nurses for Syracuse Memorial and University Hospitals. With the closure of SU’s School of Nursing in 2006, this scholarship was redirected to support graduate students in the Child and Family Studies program.

Michael D. Veley Endowed Scholarship

Created for his life-long example of hard work, dedication and philanthropy as the foundation by which countless students will measure their future success, the Michael D. Veley Endowed Scholarship has been created to support undergraduate students in the Department of Sport Management. Veley was named the inaugural director of the Department of Sport Management at Syracuse University in June 2005, a role he currently holds today in addition to his appointment as professor of practice. He was named “Voice of the Carrier Dome” in 2006 and is the public address announcer for SU football, men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse games.

Name a Scholarship

Any type of gift to the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics can be made to celebrate loved ones, friends, faculty and others. Families can make their traditional birthday, anniversary and holiday gifts to each other in this way. Commemorative gifts serve as both a lasting tribute to an individual and very special form of support for our students in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, for which we are truly grateful.

Get Involved

Whether you are an alum of Syracuse University, a parent, family member, friend or have an interest in getting involved, there are many ways you can help. A few of the important ways you can be involved include:

The value a personal story our alumni can offer to shape the SU experience for our future alums is tremendous.

Present a guest lecture. Alumni are always welcome to visit campus and present a lecture in their field of expertise to share their stories so current students know their dreams can come true.

Networking and Internships
Alumni are often the best sources for our students when it comes to securing internships in their fields of study. Whether you are in a position to hire interns or have the ability to provide names within your organization and field to help students network to identify opportunities, your assistance is needed.

Get involved with mentoring, internships and guest lectures!

Contact Us

Our Offices

425 White Hall (4th Floor)
Syracuse, NY 13244

Our Team

David Salanger

Assistant Dean for Advancement, Office of the Dean

Kim Desmond

Administrative Assistant, Office of the Dean, Office of Advancement