Students at healthcare leadership symposium

Giving

PCCW microgrants advance women students

When Jeanette Perez-Rossello ’91 sees the energy of Cornell students, she is inspired to support them in any way she can. “I think they’re brilliant. They are such good people and they are doing so much outside the classrooms through volunteer work, for campus organizations, and for each other. They are doing great stuff,” said … Read more

Robert F. Smith ’85 named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

Cornell has named a Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year every year since Robert F. Smith’s junior year as a chemical engineering student. On Nov. 3, Smith—one of the world’s top business minds—received this year’s award from President Martha E. Pollack. “Your leadership and thoughtful, socially responsible philanthropy mean a great deal to me and to … Read more

Alumni giving, engagement break records in 2017

Cornell engages thousands of alumni, parents and friends around the world, and with their support, the university achieved fundraising records in fiscal year (FY) 2017. The university raised a record $743.5 million in cash gifts for all campuses, a 21 percent increase over total cash gifts in FY16. New gifts and commitments totaled $642 million, … Read more

A gift for the ages—the legacy of Craig Voorhees at Cornell

Growing up on a dairy farm in the small town of Glen, New York, Craig Voorhees ’49 worked close to the ground, all year, tending to the animals. “In the 1920s and 1930s, everyone works 365 days a year,” he wrote in a letter. “You work for the cows—plant crops, harvest crops, maintain the barn—and … Read more

Scholarship challenge gathers strong support

Cornellians of all stripes are showing their support for the recently launched endowed scholarship challenge, designating their scholarships to different areas of Cornell they care about the most. With the goal of creating up to 100 new endowed scholarships for aid-eligible undergraduates, professional school students, and graduate students on the Ithaca campus and at Cornell … Read more

David Lawrence and Faye Greenberg P ’19 support Cornell theater

Mabel Lawrence ’19 grew up in a home filled with musical theater. When she was eight or nine, she often got home from school near Los Angeles to find her parents, film and television composer David Lawrence and lyricist Faye Greenberg, working with original cast members, such as those in the Disney Channel’s hit show, … Read more

Cornell’s crowdfunding connects with caring donors

Cornell alumni, parents, students, and friends supported 17 projects during a month-long crowdfunding campaign that launched November 1 and concluded a day after Giving Tuesday, November 29. In all, 1,472 individual gifts raised a total of $198,335. Ten of the projects reached their goals, with several surpassing their targets. For students, staff, and faculty, Cornell’s … Read more

Ollie McNamara ’50 fashions a legacy

The grainy black-and-white picture captures a radiant moment. It’s the spring of 1950 and three young women are in a dress design class in the College of Home Economics, now the College of Human Ecology. At the center of the picture, a beaming Ellen Forbes Andrews ’50 tries on the dress she made for her … Read more

The Headstrong Project helps heal the hidden wounds of war

“Veterans and those who serve in the military represent the best of this country. This is the only community where people willingly give their lives for each other,” said Zach Iscol ’01. And yet, in alarming numbers, bringing home physical and psychological wounds from the battlefield, those who offer their lives to save others take … Read more

Gift endows archivist position

At her retirement celebration last June 17, less than two weeks before stepping down as University Archivist, Elaine Engst was presented a box of freshly printed business cards by Anne Kenney, the University Librarian. What seems an ill-timed gift could not have been more appropriate for the occasion: The business cards bore Engst’s new title … Read more

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