Darlene Pfeiffer


Darlene PfeifferUlster Community College Foundation Board


Darlene Pfeiffer is an incredible champion of SUNY Ulster students. In 2005, Darlene established a scholarship fund for students who demonstrate self-motivation and an entrepreneurial spirit, now known as the Darlene Pfeiffer scholarship. She also sponsored the development of the Darlene L. Pfeiffer Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and the highly successful SUNY Ulster Own It! Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference. In the fall of 2017, SUNY Ulster opened the Pfeiffer Technology and Innovation Lab, made possible by an originating donation from Darlene, which has generated over $1m in grant funding for our campus. In 2019, she established yet another life-changing program through her visionary philanthropy. The New Start For Women welcomed the first cohort of 15 students to SUNY Ulster in 2019 and welcomed an additional 15 students in 2020 and 16 in 2021. Darlene’s visionary program attracted an additional $1.5m in funding from the NoVo Foundation. As a Foundation Board Director, she is a tireless advocate and key donor in support of SUNY Ulster, our foundation, and our students. Darlene is our Foundation’s principal individual donor, and in June 2021, she pledged $1M to form the Darlene L. Pfeiffer Student Experience Endowment to support the President’s Challenge Scholarship program.   





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