$5M endowment gift supports student access

A $5 million gift from Irene Rosenfeld ’75, MS ’77, PhD ’80 and Richard Illgen will establish the Rosenfeld/Illgen Scholarship and support the university’s efforts to make Cornell even more affordable for students from all backgrounds. This gift, Irene says, aligns perfectly with the couple’s passion for education. “Cornell played a key role in shaping … Read more

Donors give over $12 million to support students in just 24 hours

Thousands of donors participated in the eighth Cornell Giving Day on March 16. Throughout the day, 15,905 alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends from over 80 countries made gifts totaling a record-breaking $12,268,629. “The thousands of gifts made on Giving Day will help Cornell continue to do the greatest good for our students, and … Read more

Gift from Delta Gamma supports Women’s Resource Center

A recent gift from Cornell’s Chi Chapter of Delta Gamma will create an annual speaker series for the Cornell Women’s Resource Center, and provide funding for the series in perpetuity. The Women’s Resource Center, a welcoming and inclusive space on campus, has a mission to support both the personal and educational pursuits of women-identified students. … Read more

Donors leverage scholarship challenge to support undergraduates

As part of Cornell’s To Do the Greatest Good campaign, the university launched an initiative to make a Cornell education even more affordable for talented students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. The university has committed $50 million to match undergraduate affordability endowment gifts of at least $250,000, or gifts of $150,000 or more from alumni who … Read more

Crowdfunding projects inspire, support student teams

Seventeen student and alumni groups are participating in a month-long crowdfunding campaign, raising funds to support a range of exciting projects. Since 2013, crowdfunding has helped raised $2.2 million for student projects. From building a radio-controlled aircraft to safely deliver vaccine components, to supporting Cornell Law students and graduates entering public service, this year’s projects … Read more

Student veterans find community, support at Cornell

Cornell has a long history of supporting student veterans. About 90 current undergraduate students are veterans, and about 400 veterans, active members of the military, or the dependents of a veteran or active military member study at or work for the university. These students are an important part of the Cornell community and have unique … Read more

Scholarship gift helps pay it forward

Will Yoon ’01 and Renee Choi ’06 believe in the power of education—and the power of giving back. The couple recently established the Eliana Kim & Choi Family Memorial Scholarship with a gift of $100,000 to support current students. “Whatever we’ve gone on to achieve,” Will says, “Cornell has been a part of that. Giving … Read more

Cornell sees record-breaking year for alumni giving, engagement

More than 66,000 donors to Cornell gave a record-breaking $839 million in new gifts and commitments to the university in the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Gifts came in from almost 44,000 alumni and students, plus parents, staff, faculty, and friends, and supported over 2,300 separate areas of the university. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the … Read more

Kapil Longani ’97: shaping NYC’s COVID-19 response

Since 2018, Kapil Longani ’97 has served as chief counsel to New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio. Since the start of the pandemic, Longani has helped shape the city’s plans for reopening schools, creating outdoor dining protocols, and thinking through legal issues around COVID testing and vaccine distribution. “Every significant or sensitive legal issue … Read more