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Cornell is in the top ten among The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s new list of America’s Favorite Charities. Published on Oct. 30, the ranking identifies the organizations that Americans are most willing to support. Cornell, at #9, joins respected non-profits (including United Way Worldwide and the Salvation Army) and other universities (including Harvard and Stanford) in … Read more
Student-driven Cornell crowdfunding projects depend on the power of joining together to fund their goals during a month-long campaign in November. Live on the crowdfunding site this year are projects ranging from engineering competitions to a capella recordings, from professional development retreats for women of color to a scholarship for military veterans. There’s also an … Read more
Studied by scholars of English and American political thought and by Cornell students in particular, Isaac Kramnick’s books form a sizable collection on the shelves of Cornell University Library. Now, through a tribute by Elisabeth Boas and Art Spitzer—both from the Class of ’71—his name has been emblazoned on a prominent place surrounded by books … Read more
The new Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center, located in the renovated Noyes Lodge overlooking Beebe Lake, was officially dedicated September 14 during a festive ceremony befitting Cornell’s new “front door.” In a nod to the building’s mid-20th-century existence as The Pancake House, appetizers served at the center’s opening ceremony drew on classic menu items and … Read more
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
With endowment gifts, Frederic Rubinstein ’52, LLB ’55 invests in Cornell to make a difference in society.
Cornell alumni, parents, and friends gave a total of nearly $22 million in endowed scholarships to boost the university’s financial aid and strengthen its commitment to “… any person … any study.”
The scholarships created early last year as part of the recently completed endowed scholarship challenge are already benefiting several students. For two of them, in particular, the scholarships came at crucial times.
A lifelong fundraiser shares her story of matchmaking Cornellian philanthropists with opportunities to make a difference for the university.
She played many roles, on and off the stage, for the university community. She leaves behind a legacy of service, generosity, and good humor at Cornell.