When Rod and Karen Gancas, together with their children Robyn ’08 and Jonathan ’14, looked for causes to support as a family, Cornell scholarship was at the top of the list. Their new endowed scholarship will be awarded to a student at the School of Hotel Administration in fall 2018.
Thirteen Cornell projects raised $218,500 from 1,356 gifts during a month-long crowdfunding campaign in November.
On Cornell Giving Day 2017, some 8,640 donors gave 12,209 gifts for a total of $6,321,962, surpassing the number of donors and gifts of Cornell's two previous Giving Days, and raising $200,000 more than 2016.
Film and television composer David Lawrence and lyricist Faye Greenberg P '19 support productions in the Department of Performing and Media Arts.
Lindsey Boyd '98 and Gwen Whiting '98, founders of The Laundress, endowed The Laundress and Kay Obendorf Fund for Inspiring Innovation.
On Cornell Giving Day, April 19, 2016, the competition among alumni classes was friendly but fierce, and for a common cause. Twenty-nine classes rallied peers to surpass their participation goals, each unlocking $2,000 in challenge funds.
Seven Cornell projects received significant support during a one-month crowdfunding campaign that concluded December 5, 2014.