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Queens College Foundation (Major Gifts Officer)

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Celebrating its 80th year, Queens College a member of the City University of New York system, was established in 1937, to offer higher education to people of all backgrounds and financial means. This is a community of high standards and higher ambitions. With a faculty and student population that reflects the diversity of New York City, Queens College provides an unusually rich education.

As Queens College enters its eighth decade the college enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs, acknowledged by the following:

- Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate honors organization in the United States, has a chapter at Queens, a distinction shared with only about 10% of the nations liberal arts colleges.

- The Princeton Review has featured Queens College in Americas Best Value Colleges every year since its inception

- U.S. News & World Report Americas Best Colleges (2017 edition) ranks Queens among the top 10 public universities in its category, Best UniversitiesMasters­ (North).

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Queens College Foundation
Established in 1980, The Queens College Foundation is a not-for-profit educational foundation chartered by the Department of Education of the State of New York and recognized as a federally tax-exempt organization. Queens College Foundation was established in part to ensure that state-budgeted funds are maintained separate from private and corporate contributions. The overall purpose of the Foundation is to provide more extensive educational opportunities to students and services to faculty by increasing the resources including scholarships and fellowships.

Development and Alumni Relations Highlights
The Queens College Foundation philanthropic effort has made great progress in the past few years including the successful comprehensive capital campaign concluded in 2015 raised over $250 million.
Currently the Foundation raises approximately $8 million to $10 million annually, with $1 million coming through the annual fund. Important special programs and engagement events include an annual Gala, the Angels Investors program that has raised over $2 million over the past five years, and the Professionals On Campus program that hosts dozens of top executives each year.