Who Are the Friends?

The Friends of Ithaca College are local businesspeople, community members, and Ithaca College faculty, staff, and alumni who work together to strengthen the ties between the college and the local community. For more than 50 years, the Friends have supported scholarships for students from our region as well as other college priorities. Through their membership fees, the Friends have helped more than 350 students from central New York receive an IC education.

On this site you can learn about the benefits of being a Friend and how to become a Friend, view a list of Friends members, and read about the Friends scholarship fund.

What the Friends Do

  • Partner with a leading educational institution
  • Support area students with scholarships
  • Work to strengthen the local community
  • Network with area leaders and businesses
  • Enjoy cultural, social, and educational events at the college

Upcoming College Events

Jahn Family Civic Leadership Series Presents: Col. Michael J. Hertzendorf '89
Monday, October 17, 2016
7:00 p.m. ~ Emerson Suites, Ithaca College

Ithaca College is pleased to invite you hear Col. Michael J. Hertzendorf '89  speak on leadership in a presentation titled "Curiosity: Not Why You Want People to Follow You," on Monday, October 17 in Emerson Suites. The event is free and open to the public.

Col. Hertzendorf, a 1989 graduate of IC's School of Business and a master aviator in the U.S. Army's aviation branch, has extensive combat experience in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has held numerous leadership and command positions in the army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. He is currently chief of staff for the 82nd Airborne Division, among the most elite organizations in the U.S. Army.

Col. Hertzendorf's appearance is supported by the Jahn Family Civic Leadership Fund, established by Robert Jahn, Jr., Parent '06, 08, '11, to support the ROTC program at Ithaca College.

Friends of Ithaca College Annual Holiday Dinner
Sunday, December 4, 2016
5:00 p.m. 
~ Emerson Suites, Ithaca College

Join us for a festive celebration of the partnership between the Friends, Ithaca College, and our community. Music of the season will be performed by the Ithaca College Women's Chorale and the IC Jazz Repertory Ensemble. 

Invitations will be mailed in the coming weeks.