Appropriations

The Appropriations Committee (SAAC) is responsible for funding student organizations and managing the finances of the SA.

What We Do

Fund Student Organizations

SAAC funds student organizations on an annual and supplemental basis.

Get Funding

Manage the SA Budget

SAAC is responsible for managing the Students’ Association Budget, which is over $1,000,000.

Examine Past Budgets

SAAC Leadership

  • Jared Fialkoff

  • Alyson Manning

    Treasurer

    Class Year: 2014
    Major: Economics, Mathematics, Psychology (minor)
    Hometown: Wakefield, MA
    Involved on campus: Louvre Performance Ensemble, Ballet Performance Group, Orientation

SAAC hears requests for supplemental funding every Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Business Managers can obtain their organization’s account balances by contacting their accountant via email or by attending regular office hours. For updated account balances, please check your monthly reports, found in your individual mailboxes. In addition, the “Ledger Form” is available under the “Budgeting” section of the “Funding Your Student Organization” page. Using this form, Business Managers can independently track their group’s spending.

Student Accountants

  • Linda Shackles

    Student Accountant

    Class Year: 2017
    Major: Financial Economics
    Hometown: Federal Way, WA
    Involved in on campus: Circle K

  • Nicholas Wachter

    Student Accountant

    Class Year: 2017
    Major: Business, Statistics
    Hometown: Bath, PA
    Involved in on campus: Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, OBOC, Hive Game Room

  • Lance Floto

    Student Accountant

    Class Year: 2017
    Major: Economics, Computer Science
    Hometown: Denver, CO
    Involved in on campus: Gilbert Hall Council, Meliora Capital Management, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Entrepreneurs Group

  • David Wang

    Student Accountant

    Class Year: 2014

    Major: Financial Economics and Mathematics

    Hometown: Rockaway, NJ

    Involved in on campus: Alpha Delta Phi, Meliora Capital Management

  • Michael Grotke

    Student Accountant

    Class of 2014

  • Caitlin Topkis

    Student Accountant - Club Sports

    Class Year: 2015

    Major: Business

    Hometown: Beverly Hills, CA

    Involved in on campus: Gamma Phi Beta, Women’s Rugby

     

  • Reid DesRuisseaux

    Student Accountant

    Class of 2015

  • Jiyu Cheng

    Student Accountant

    Class Year: 2015

    Major: Financial Economics

    Hometown: Shanghai, China

    Involved in on campus:  Gamma Phi Beta, UR Consulting group, Pre- college counselor

     

  • Jared Fialkoff

    Student Accountant

    Class Year: 2015

    Major: Chemical Engineering

    Hometown: Dix Hills NY

    Involved in on campus: MERT, Chemistry TA/Workshop Leader, Research URMC, Residental Advisor (RA), Volunteer URMC

  • Ngosa Mupela

    Student Accountant

    Class Year: 2016

    Major: Financial Economics

    Hometown: Mthatha, South Africa

    Involved in on campus: Residential Advisor(RA), Economics TA

     

  • Zeina Elhaj

    Student Accountant

    Class Year: 2016

    Major: Financial Economics

    Hometown: Mthatha, South Africa

    Involved in on campus: Residential Advisor(RA), Economics TA

     

  • Laura Ackerman

    Student Accountant

    Class of 2017

SAAC Senators

  • Ulrik Soderstrom

    Senator At-Large, SAAC

    Class Year: 2016

    Major: Chemical Engineering, Geology BS

    Hometown: Rochester, NY

    Involved in on campus: EcoRep Coordinator, 2016 Class Council Publicity Chair, Lab TA for EES 101, Campus Connections Videographer, Todd Theatre Videographer, Rush Rhees Library Committee, SAAC, Sigma Phi Epsilon

  • Emily Trapani

    Class of 2014 Senator, Appropriations Committee

    Class Year: 2014
    Major: Political Science, proposing Strategic Communications major, IR minor
    Hometown: Manlius, NY
    Involved in on campus:  Fundraising chair for Sigma Delta Tau, Student Assistant in the Office of the President of the University

  • Stephen Wegman

    2017 Class Senator, SAAC, Policy & Review Committee

    Class Year: 2017
    Major: Economics, Psychology
    Hometown: Rochester, New York
    Involved in on campus: Class Council, Meridian Society, Rising Leader Program

  • Tristan Ford

    Class of 2017 Senator, SAAC

    Class Year: 2017
    Major: Biomedical Engineering
    Hometown: Silicon Valley, CA
    Involved in on campus: Biomedical Engineering Society, Engineers Without Borders, Brass Choir, Lessons at Eastman

    Read more about Tristan at tristanford.org

     

Updates from SAAC

  • Funding of Political & Religious Groups

    In an effort to better support all of the student groups on campus, the SA Government is instituting flat rate funding for inclusive Political & Religious student organizations. The Students’ Association Government is in charge of allocating money to many of...

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  • Appropriations Committee ’12-’13 Final Report

    Here’s a look at what the Appropriations Committee (SAAC) has done this year. Every year, SAAC provides funds to student organizations through the annual budgeting process as well as through supplemental funding requests. Some highlights include: Various internal projects...

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  • Funding Fridays: SAAC Update

    This week the Appropriations Committee approved eleven supplemental requests: CAB was awarded $290.00 for earpieces to be used with radios at their events and programs. Men’s Ultimate was awarded $1,250.00 for travel and lodging costs for games in their...

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  • Funding Fridays: SAAC Update

    Last week the Appropriations Committee approved seven supplemental requests: Astronomy Club was awarded $110.00 for a telescope for general club activities and events. BPG was awarded $168.98 for a speaker/stereo system for their organization’s practices and rehearsals. After Hours...

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  • Funding Fridays: SAAC Update

    This week the Appropriations Committee approved three supplemental requests: Sailing Club was awarded $1,587.95 for three dry suits to be used as safety equipment and for practice and regattas during the year. Sihir Bellydance Ensemble was awarded $200.00 for...

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  • Online Supplemental Forms Now Available

    In an effort to increase convenience for students, the Student Association Appropriations Committee (SAAC) is taking part in the SA’s transition to the new Campus Club Connection (CCC) system. All supplemental funding forms are now online through the new...

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