Judith Stoikov ’63 endows museum curator position

A significant gift from Judith Stoikov ’63 will endow the Judith H. Stoikov Curator of Asian Art position and establish the largest endowed curatorial fund at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. The new position will expand the museum’s teaching and research capabilities for generations. “By endowing this position, I take comfort in knowing … Read more

Landmark gift establishes Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration

A historic $50 million gift from Peter Nolan ’80, MBA ’82, and Stephanie Nolan ’84, announced at a campus event Sept. 17, will establish the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration and provide scholarship funding to expand educational access for future generations of hospitality business leaders. The gift will support financial aid … Read more

Alumni gifts will support Cornell Bowers CIS

Gifts totaling $10 million – $5 million from Steve Conine ’95 and his wife Alexi Conine ’96, and $5 million from Niraj Shah ’95 and his wife Jill Shah – will support the construction of a leading-edge new building for the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. The combined gift, led … Read more

Family Fellows Spotlight: David and Pauline Musto P’20, P’23

David and Pauline Musto P’20, P’23 are Cornell parents from Fairfield County, Connecticut. Their son, Ryan ’20, graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences and their daughter, Meghan ’23, is a current student in the College of Human Ecology. Though not alumni themselves, David and Pauline have been dedicated volunteers for the last six … Read more

Gift endows, names Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy

A major gift will endow and name the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, advancing the nascent school’s long-term mission to help solve complex global policy challenges, from inequality to sustainability. The gift from Jeb E. Brooks MBA ’70 – an advocate for socially responsible investment whose late father taught at Cornell and … Read more

Gift to establish K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s groundbreaking Center for Conservation Bioacoustics will begin a new era of innovation thanks to a major gift from the philanthropist and Lab Advisory Board member K. Lisa Yang ’74. The $24 million gift, announced June 4 at the Cornell Lab’s spring board meeting, is the largest onetime gift in the … Read more

$1.5M gift will support grapevine research at Cornell AgriTech

An anonymous gift of $1.5 million to support Cornell AgriTech research will improve grapevine health, quality, yields and profitability in New York state’s wine and grape industry through the creation of an endowed graduate student research fellowship program. The wine industry in New York state – from grape growing to bottle sales – generates $6.65 … Read more

Atkinsons’ $30M gift to name multidisciplinary building

A $30 million commitment from David R. Atkinson ’60 and Patricia Atkinson will name a new multidisciplinary building on campus, intended to foster innovative and collaborative research in priority areas of sustainability, public health, cancer biology, immunology and computational biology. Atkinson Hall, to be built on Tower Road adjacent to Rice and Bruckner halls, will … Read more

$5M gift launches Duffield Family Cornell Promise Scholarship

A $5 million gift from David A. Duffield ’62, MBA ’64, to the College of Engineering has established the Duffield Family Cornell Promise Scholarship, providing financial assistance to undergraduate engineering students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The gift is the largest single contribution to the Cornell Promise initiative, which upholds Cornell’s founding commitment of … Read more

A&S alumnus establishes scholarship for Black students

A $1 million gift from Robert ’92 and Carola Jain to the College of Arts and Sciences will support Black A&S students with demonstrated need, and others who enhance Cornell’s diversity, equity and inclusion. The Robert ’92 and Carola Jain Cornell Promise Scholarship meets a critical need at a moment when the COVID-19 pandemic has … Read more