Priority Giving Opportunities
Paine Science Center
The world needs more mission-minded engineers, scientists, and mathematicians who are bold and ready to change the world. Houghton’s innovative, hands-on programs – from Science Honors to the Center for Data Science Analytics to our nationally-recognized Summer Research Institute – prepare students to face modern technological and scientific challenges head on. As we prepare to strengthen our role in the scientific community, help us provide students with the tools and facilities they need by expanding and renovating the Paine Science Center.
Houghton College Utica
With the success of Houghton College Buffalo, it seemed natural to adapt that innovative educational model in Utica where we have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of new Americans. Poised to launch this Fall, Houghton College Utica seeks to reach the diverse population of the city, particularly the growing refugee and immigrant groups. Join us as we prepare these students for the workforce and the world.
Equestrian at Houghton began more than 30 years ago, with seven horses and a small student-built outdoor arena. Today, students from across the country come to train and study with our Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) instructors at one of Best Value Schools’ “20 Most Amazing College Equestrian Centers.” As this nationally-recognized program expands and grows in its impact on the regional economy, come alongside Houghton College to construct a larger, indoor riding arena and enhance the equestrian experience for our students and community.
Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex
Amidst classes, projects, practices, and games, our scholar-athletes manage to hold an average 3.22 GPA. They represent the perseverance and commitment of 50 years of intercollegiate athletics at Houghton. Made possible through a $12 million lead gift from Kim (Kerr ’91) and Terry Pegula, the Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex (KPAC), the KPAC has become a central event hub of the county and region, drawing approximately 30,000 visitors last year, with plans to bring even more athletic events, conferences, major concerts, and expos in the coming years. Join with us as we expand our presence in the region and introduce Houghton in new and exciting ways.
Houghton College Buffalo
In Fall 2014, the first cohort of the Houghton College Buffalo program entered the historic First Presbyterian Church location at Symphony Circle to begin an Associate of Arts program, focusing on workplace readiness. That cohort – comprised largely of refugees from the Buffalo area – graduated in May 2016, prepared to enter further studies or the workforce. Houghton’s mission has always been to make education affordable for all individuals, now more than ever as we reach out to disadvantaged populations. Help us expand this mission by supporting Houghton College Buffalo.