• Friday, April 4 – Orange Exchange Networking Breakfast with Matt Manfra and Cristina Swift

    April’s Orange Exchange Networking Breakfast will feature Matt Manfra, our new assistant vice president for alumni engagement, and special guest, Cristina Regan Swift.

    Matt will be discussing his vision for alumni relations and other topics of interest, along with Cristina discussing this Fall’s Orange Central and will take your suggestions to make this year’s Homecoming absolutely fabulous.

    Please join us on Friday, April 4, 8 am, at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center, on University Avenue.  This marks a change of location from previous.  Matt will begin speaking at approximately 8:30 am, with plenty of time pre-and post-talk to connect with fellow alumni.   Cost for the breakfast is $12.  Parking will be validated.

    Please RSVP before the event to

  • Sunday, April 13 (Date Change) – National Orange Day: Lipe Art Park Restoration Project on Near Westside

    Please join CNY Orange for the Lipe Art Park Restoration Project on Sunday, April 13, from 10 am until 12 Noon, as we celebrate National Orange Day.

    Our group will be assisting with landscaping, general clean up, planting a few Aspen trees, and mulching.

    If you are interested in joining in this effort, please e-mail Rick Sauter at

    We look forward to having you join us in beautifying our community!

    Let’s Do This!

  • March 24th | National Orange Day

    Please join us Wednesday, March 12th 8:00 AM at the Sheraton to kick off our celebration!


    Mark your calendar!

    On March 24, Syracuse University will celebrate its 144th birthday! Because “44” is such a significant part of SU history, we’ll honor that tradition with a huge birthday bash on National Orange Day. How can you be a part of it?

    Meet us in your city!

    We’re heading out on several road trips around the country, so meet up with us, tell us your SU story, and leave with some SU swag. Visit for details about events near you, and track our road trips by following the #CelebrateSUhashtag on Twitter.

    Share your SU story!

    Create a short video (aim for 44 seconds, max!) about SU’s impact on your life, upload it to YouTube, and send the URL Check out some of the videos for inspiration!

    Start thinking about your birthday gift!

    If you believe in and feel passionate about Syracuse University, make a gift on March 24 in honor of National Orange Day. Your gift will keep Syracuse a special place for the students of today and tomorrow!

    Happy 144!

    Your National Orange Day Committee


    National Orange Day Committee
    David Wishart ’07
    Dan Klamm ’08
    Kim Brown ’06
    Julie Walas Huynh ’07
    Sam Edelstein ’07
    Kristen Duggleby

    Office of Alumni Relations

  • Thursday, April 17 – Spring Wine Tasting at Greenwood Winery & Bistro

    Join us for a festive night at Greenwood Winery & Bistro on Collamer Road in East Syracuse, on Thursday, April 17, from 6:00-8:00pm. The evening will include three tastings and 1 full glass of wine, as well as locally-sourced foods to pair with New York State wines. Additional glasses of wine may be purchased, if desired.  Cost for the event is $16 for members of CNY Orange, and $20 for non-members.  Alumni interested in joining CNY Orange may do so when arriving for the event to take advantage of the member pricing.  RSVP required to




  • Syracuse Athletics “I’m In” Alumni Club Challenge

    Support Orange athletics and your alumni club!

    As loyal fans, members of Syracuse University’s regional alumni clubs have cheered the Orange as we’ve battled our rivals. Now, we’re asking you to invest in the success of our teams as we take on the Atlantic Coast Conference!

    In the spirit of athletic competition, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Athletics Department have issued a challenge to all 35 chartered alumni clubs in the U.S.

    Give today—get a T-shirt and more!

    With a donation of $44 or more to the SU sport of your choice, you can be “in” today and help your alumni club demonstrate its Orange pride. To show our appreciation, all SU alumni club members who give $44 or more will receive a commemorative “I’m in” shirt and a window decal. In addition, all donors are eligible to receive benefits of membership to the Orange Club 2014-15 season, based on level of giving.

    The rules…

    The Alumni Club Challenge starts November 1, 2013, and runs through June 30, 2014.

    Two clubs will receive the top award, which includes an Athletic representative attending a Club event:

    • The club with the highest percentage of participants relative to the number of SU Alumni in that region
    • The club that demonstrates the greatest effort for the challenge, as selected by the SU Alumni Association Philanthropy Committee

    One member participating in the challenge from each of the above winning clubs will be awarded an Athletic souvenir.

    Three additional clubs will receive honorable mention:

    • These clubs will be awarded an athletic souvenir for the club to auction, the proceeds of which will provide support for the club’s scholarship.
    • One participating member from each of these three clubs will also receive an individual token athletic souvenir.

    Your gift will count for the Alumni Club within the zip code of your SU preferred mailing address. If you’ve moved and need to update your address, please contact All outright gifts to any athletics fund during the challenge period, excluding seat-associated gifts, will be counted in the “I’m in” campaign.