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The Discovery Team strives to have meaningful one-on-one conversations with Cornell’s alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff, in order to help each person discover the best opportunities to make a lasting impact through increased philanthropic support.

Team members focus their efforts regionally and are well-versed in priorities from across Cornell. We work with donors who want to make a difference for students, faculty, research, and programs that are important to our future.

Let us help you discover the right opportunity that matches your passions and priorities by sitting down in person or remotely with a team member today.

Team members

Christopher Haight

Director of Development

Laurel Gromatsky

Development Coordinator

Brock Buffum

Regional Gift Officer: Upstate NY, Mid-West, and Texas; Faculty and Staff Contact

Matthew Hobbs

Regional Gift Officer: Mid-Atlantic & Southeast

Didier Jean-Michel

Regional Gift Officer: New York City Metro; Parent Contact

Jean Kim

Regional Gift Officer: California, Southwest, and International

Caitlin Matthewson

Regional Gift Officer: California, Pacific Northwest, & Mountain West

Lynn Petrella

Regional Gift Officer: New York City Metro & New England

Morgan Mount

Regional Gift Officer: New York City Metro