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

  • Microgrants

    Funds women student organizations up to $500 each semester for projects or events directed to women.

  • Current Use Fund

    Supplements money generated each year by the PCCW endowed funds below. Give to the PCCW Current Use Fund (#0010727).

  • Endowed Funds

    These PCCW endowments support student scholarships.

    Leadership Scholarship Fund Awarded yearly to one or more Cornell sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have exhibited leadership at Cornell. Give to the PCCW Leadership Scholarship Endowment Fund (#0006042).

    Cornell Tradition Fellowship Up to three undergraduate women students are selected each year who demonstrate a commitment to work, public service, and academic excellence. These fellowships ensure that bright, promising women can study at Cornell, no matter what their financial means. Give to the PCCW Cornell Tradition Fellowship (#345115).

  • Affinito-Stewart Grants

    Advances Cornell 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.

    Give to the PCCW Affinito-Stewart Grant Program (#472626).

    2017 PCCW Affinito-Stewart Grant Faculty Recipients
    Catherine M. Appert, College of Arts and Sciences
    Galina M. Hayes, College of Veterinary Medicine
    Natasha Holmes, College of Arts and Sciences
    Fenghua Hu, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Rebekah Maggor, College of Arts and Sciences
    Jennifer Minner, Architecture, Art, and Planning
    Dehanza Rogers, College of Arts and Sciences
    Nina Overgaard Therkildsen, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Astrid Van Oyen, College of Arts and Sciences
    Maren Vitousek, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Sumudu Watugala, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/Dyson School of Applied Economics/SC Johnson College of Business

  • Leadership Grants

    Give to the PCCW General Leadership Endowment (Fund #211020).
    The President's Council of Cornell Women established PCCW Leadership Grants in 2000 to provide support for Cornell women by funding activities that prepare them for and/or recognize leadership. In keeping with PCCW's tradition of support, the Leadership Endowment Fund was established to assist the following Cornell groups:

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

    Grants from the Leadership Endowment Fund are intended to support new projects which are deemed to have a reasonable probability of significant, substantive, and long-term impact and prepare and/or recognize women for leadership.

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. PCCW raised over $250,000 in current gifts or multi-year pledges by June 30, 2015, but is still taking contributions from anyone interested in order to provide a cushion to guarantee that we fulfill the multi-year commitments. Please contact Justine Guariglia or Tom LaFalce for more information on options for multiyear gifts. Give to the PCCW 25th Anniversary Gannett Fund.

  • Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large

    In 1993, PCCW endowed the PCCW Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large to ensure that exemplary women scholars are always included in this prestigious program, guaranteeing that women’s perspectives have a permanent place in the intellectual exchange on campus. The 2017-18 PCCW Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large is Margaret McFall Ngai.

Give today to PCCW

PCCW members are committed to giving back to Cornell. A gift to PCCW is a great way to make a personal impact. Give online today or contact Justine Guariglia at or 607-254-1548, or Tom LaFalce '94 at or 607-254-6459.

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