Major gift helps launch Canine Health Center

A $30 million gift from Margaret and Richard Riney has endowed and named the Cornell Margaret and Richard Riney Canine Health Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine to improve the health and well-being of dogs through world-class research, outreach and engagement with dog lovers. The transformational gift accelerates the center’s launch and endows funding … Read more

$2M bequest to benefit students in plant sciences

The late professor Raymond T. Fox ’47, MS ’52, PhD ’56, renowned for his floral displays at Cornell events, devoted more than 50 years to floriculture teaching and outreach. Now, a bequest of approximately $2 million from his estate will enrich the educational experiences of future students in the plant sciences. The Raymond and Vera … 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

$1.8M gift supports the Emerging Markets Institute

A $1.8 million gift from Gail and Roberto Cañizares ’71, MBA ’74, will provide substantial support to the Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. The gift augments the Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director for the Emerging Markets Institute fund, which the couple established with a $1.5 million gift in … 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

Alumni: Nolan gift offers ‘incredible opportunities’ for Hotelies

Kevin Jacobs ’94 knows firsthand just how important, how life-changing, financial aid can be. “My wife (Amanda ’94) and I both received a lot of financial aid in going to Cornell – otherwise, a Cornell education wouldn’t have been possible for either of us,” said Jacobs, a graduate of the newly named Cornell Peter and … Read more

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

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

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