Why Give?

The next generation of rigorously prepared social and human service professionals is learning at SSA. Students graduate to begin careers in nonprofit organizations, as social workers in specialized practices, health care facilities, public services, schools and universities. Many quickly rise to leadership positions, making an indelible mark on social welfare policies and program, individuals, and a range of communities. Find out why SSA alumni continue to stay in touch and give back: 

Joseph MarlinI received excellent training to be a social worker; SSA set me on that course. I want my bequest to help SSA continue its tradition of excellence and also help it grow. — Joe Marlin, AM ’54, AM ’60


Jane Quinn“As an alumna, I feel I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to SSA, which over its 100-year history has made such huge contributions to the transformation of our society. One way to repay that debt is to help the next generation of social workers. If you feel the same way, please make your gift to the SSA Fund today.” — Jane Quinn, AM ’69, Assistant Executive Director for Community Schools, The Children's Aid Society, NYC

Joseph Loundy“I came to believe that there is tremendous value to alumni-as well as to the causes we care about-in maintaining an ongoing relationship with a school that continues to dedicate deep knowledge and broad resources to the values that first brought us there as students. One of the most important ways we can carry on this relationship is to support the SSA Fund.” — Joseph Loundy, AM ’69

Ricardo Estrada

As a student I received a scholarship each of my two years and I don't know that I would have been able to afford SSA without that support. — Ricardo Estrada, AM '93


D. Michael Coy“I give to the SSA Fund, as well as donate my time as an Alumni Board member, because I am deeply committed to supporting continued excellence in education and fostering an abiding sense of community for students and Alumni alike.” — D. Michael Coy, AM ’06, LCSW

Jinnie English“Let’s work together to make SSA’s second century as relevant and transformative as the first.” — Jinnie (English) Cristerna, AM ’99


Allison HollanderUpon acceptance at SSA, I was awarded the Leila Houghteling Scholarship. That really helped. The scholarship covered most of the cost of tuition and let me focus on my studies. —  Allison Hollander, AM '10


“We give to SSA for many reasons, but mostly because the School gave a solid base for successful careers. We also want to recognize that SSA provided both of us with financial support we needed to attend graduate school.” — Jerry, AM ’60 and Janet Erickson, AM ’60

“I acknowledge that I would not have been able to attend SSA without the generous financial aid that I received from the institution. It is my pleasure and social responsibility to give financially and facilitate efforts aimed at providing financial support to future generations of SSA students as they proceed in their academic career.” — Evelyn Green, AM ’95

Please support SSA today.