Thank You For Being a Friend

By IC Staff, September 4, 2021
Ithaca College is thankful for the support of its community.

IC is fortunate to have a supportive and generous community that makes up the Friends of Ithaca College. The institution’s history is brimming with dedicated neighbors and committed local organizations that consistently step forward to help the college and our students succeed.

The Friends of Ithaca College is made up of local donors and businesses that support IC students through their philanthropy. The group’s mission is to develop and foster the relationship between Ithaca College and the community, and to support the Friends of Ithaca College Scholarship, which helps empower local-area students to attend IC.

Many members of the Friends of Ithaca College give to this scholarship; others support the IC Annual Fund, individual schools, programs, and departments, or other aspects of the IC experience. Members of the Friends of Ithaca College also support one another through the connections they make within this distinctive network through annual get-togethers and other special events.

Ithaca College will always be Ithaca’s college, and we have our many members of the Friends of Ithaca College to thank. Anyone who lives or works in Tompkins County or an adjoining county can be a member of this special community. 

Additional Information

To find out more, please contact Gretchen Van Valen, MM ’93, director of alumni and family engagement, at