Giving Priorities

Our Time Has Come Scholarship Program

Group photo of scholars and leaders

For more than 30 years, this program has honored outstanding students for their academic achievements, awarding more than 1,700 scholarships to date. It is the University’s largest endowment benefitting underrepresented students with an unmet financial need. Giving opportunities include the Vanessa Williams Scholarship, Kevin Richardson Scholarship, Dave Bing Scholarship, Lois and Martin Whitman Scholarship, Syracuse 8 Scholarship, Corning Scholars Fund and more.

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Barner-McDuffie House

119 Euclid building exterior

In January 2024, 119 Euclid became the first building on Syracuse’s main campus to be named by an African American family through philanthropic support. A historic gift made by Sharon Barner ’79 and her family will endow 119 Euclid—a space that celebrates the Black student experience—while enhancing scholarship opportunities for first-generation and underrepresented students and strengthening cultural, academic and social student-led activities that promote Black culture. In recognition of the gift, the building was renamed the Barner-McDuffie House—in honor of Barner, a Syracuse University trustee, and her husband, Haywood McDuffie.

Learn more about the Barner-McDuffie House

For more information about ways you can support programming and activities at the Barner-McDuffie House, contact Rachel Vassel at or 315.385.9988.