Helping Hands Fund Donations Matched by SUNY

The newly renamed Helping Hands Fund at the College is continuing its expansion for Fall 2020 in an effort to help students navigate the continuously hard-to-predict education environment – and with SUNY matching donations up to $50,000, now is the time to donate and directly help our students.

Founded by former College Trustee and community leader Beverly Baker, the fund expanded in the spring to include needed technology for online learning, such as computer tablets, internet connectivity, and specialty software needs – in addition to its traditional assistance with emergency expenses such as unanticipated medical and transportation needs.

It also expanded to accept donations – made even more impactful by SUNY’s commitment this year to match up to $50,000 in donations to student relief funds on individual campuses.

Current Tompkins Cortland students in need of financial help can apply for assistance by emailing the Vice President of Student Services at

Anyone interested in helping to continue the work started by Beverly Baker can support the Helping Hands fund by donating to the Foundation at