Stephen records 38 cents in contributions to the church and Sunday School during his Brockport Normal School year. Yet, he was very generous with gifts to family and friends. Later in life he becomes instrumental in building a large church in Binghamton, New York.
During this time, he spends little extra money on food which is included in his board. A bit larger amount is reserved for his social clubs.
The grand total for contributions, food (outside of the boarding house) and clubs is less than $4.00.