• Martha McCluskey

    Thanks for this article. A correction: the Comptroller’s report focused on University at Buffalo Foundation (UBF) (not Buffalo State, a different institution). In addition, the failure of the foundations to provide information for auditing raises questions about SUNY policy: Why doesn’t SUNY require the foundations to regularly provide this kind of basic information at least to SUNY internally, or at best to the public? Currently, SUNY authorizes foundations to raise funds in its name and to generate and spend revenue from public facilities and public employees and to manage and oversee funds exclusively dedicated for SUNY’s benefit. Why does SUNY resist the Comptroller’s efforts to provide information sufficient to determine whether the foundations comply with SUNY or other state policies and good practices on procurement, spending criteria, record keeping, disclosure of conflicts?