Giving and engagement highlights of fiscal year 2018

Philanthropy

Giving and engagement in 2018: Cornellians play key role in success

Alumni, parents, and friends gave to Cornell in significant amounts during fiscal year 2018, setting fundraising records and engaging with the university in many other ways. By volunteering, giving financial support, and staying connected online, Cornellians made July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018, one of the most successful years ever for philanthropy and participation. The university … Read more

Campus leaders pay tribute to Peter Meinig

The Memorial Room in Willard Straight Hall was packed March 22 with trustees, university leaders, students and family members who gathered to conjure, if only for a moment, the essence of the late Peter Meinig ’61, BME ’62.

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

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

150 words: Laura Good ’56

Laura Good ’56 describes herself as a “junior” philanthropist—her history of giving paints a grander portrait. Missing only three years, she has contributed to her alma mater annually since 1958; she has endowed the Katherine Duddy Smith ’21 memorial fund to honor a family friend who pointed her to Cornell; and she has named the … Read more

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