Photo of women at the 2015 President's Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) Annual Meeting: Reception and Dinner: Celebrating 25 Years.


Since its founding in 1990, PCCW has raised over $297 million for the university.

PCCW member commitment

  • Our goal is 100 percent member participation every year

    PCCW members are committed to giving back to Cornell through volunteer efforts and philanthropy. One of the council's yearly member expectations is a gift to the university at a level of individual choice. PCCW's philanthropic projects offer many special opportunities.

Special PCCW giving opportunities

  • PCCW Current Use Fund

    The current-use fund supplements money generated each year by the PCCW endowed funds. When you give to this fund, you're putting dollars directly into the hands of women at Cornell.

  • Leadership Scholarship Fund

    The PCCW Leadership Scholarship awarded yearly to one or more Cornell sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Your gift to this endowment fund supports women who have exhibited leadership at Cornell.

  • Cornell Tradition Fellowship

    These PCCW endowments support student scholarships.
    Up to three undergraduate women students are selected for this fellowship each year. These women demonstrate a commitment to work, public service, and academic excellence. Your gift to this endowment fund ensures bright, promising women can study at Cornell, no matter what their financial means.

  • Microgrants

    PCCW invites officers of registered Cornell student organizations to submit proposals for projects or events that empower women, raise awareness of women’s issues, increase active participation of female constituencies, and/or facilitate interaction between female students, faculty, administrators, and alumnae. Microgrants of up to $500 are available. Decisions will be announced in mid-November.

  • Affinito-Stewart Grants

    These grants advance junior women faculty and the long-term retention of women faculty by awarding seed funding for research and other academic projects critical to the tenure process. Your support helps us keep the best and brightest at Cornell.
    2018 PCCW Affinito-Stewart Grant Faculty Recipients
    Rachel Aleks, Industrial and Labor Relations
    Fatma Baytar, Human Ecology
    Julieta Caunedo, Arts and Sciences
    Brooke Erin Duffy, Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Amy Krosch, Arts and Sciences
    Tashara Leak, Human Ecology
    Sabine Mann, Veterinary Medicine
    Jooyoung Shin, Human Ecology
    Jeongmin Song, Veterinary Medicine

  • Leadership Endowment Fund

    PCCW established leadership grants in 2000 to provide support for Cornell women. These grants fund activities that prepare women for, and recognize leadership. Your support of the fund will assist

    • Women students
    • Women's athletics programs
    • Women faculty, administration, and staff

Past PCCW philanthropic initiatives

  • PCCW 25th Anniversary Gannett Fund

    To recognize PCCW's 25th Anniversary in 2015, the university's sesquicentennial, and the administration's commitment to expand the Gannett Health Center (now known as Cornell Health), PCCW raised money for a waiting room in sexual health and wellness services named in honor of PCCW and Susan Murphy, who retired in June 2015 after 21 years as vice president for Student and Academic Services.
    Susan was an important part of PCCW for decades and the successful funding of the Gannett Health Center project was one of her highest priorities. We raised over $250,000 in gifts and multi-year pledges in 2015 and have continued to take contributions. Please contact Justine Guariglia or Tom LaFalce for more information on options for multiyear gifts.

  • Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large

    In 1993, PCCW endowed the Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large to ensure that exemplary women scholars are always included in this prestigious program. The professorship guarantees a women’s perspectives has a permanent place in the intellectual exchange on campus.

Alumna speaking with undergraduate student

Give to PCCW

PCCW members are committed to giving back to Cornell. Our goal is 100 percent member participation. Give online, or email Justine Guariglia at

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