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From the Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Reminder: Policy for Contacting Foundations, Corporations, and Government Officials

Please remember that all contact with—and requests for funding from—corporations, foundations, or government officials must be coordinated by either the Institutional Advancement Office or the Research Foundation at Buffalo State. It is crucial that our efforts be organized to ensure that all outreach and requests for funding match the college’s priorities.

Michelle Rudnicki is the college’s director of corporation and foundation giving. She can be reached at (716) 878-4508 or

The Pre-Award and Contract Services staff in the Research Foundation on campus can assist with searching for research funding opportunities and proposal development. Carol Darstein is the director of pre-award and contract services. She can be reached at (716) 878-3047 or     

All contact with elected and government officials must by coordinated by William Benfanti, associate vice president for alumni and government relations. He can be reached at (716) 878-5557 or