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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
212-351-7672
ch633@cornell.edu

Laurel Gromatsky

Development Coordinator
212-351-7669
lg566@cornell.edu

Brock Buffum

Regional Gift Officer: Upstate NY, Mid-West, and Texas; Faculty and Staff Contact
607-254-5610
brock.buffum@cornell.edu

Matthew Hobbs

Regional Gift Officer: Mid-Atlantic & Southeast
607-220-6900
mph222@cornell.edu

Didier Jean-Michel

Regional Gift Officer: New York City Metro; Parent Contact
212-351-7677
dj252@cornell.edu

Jean Kim

Regional Gift Officer: California, Southwest, and International
212-351-7662
jeankim@cornell.edu

Caitlin Matthewson

Regional Gift Officer: California, Pacific Northwest, & Mountain West
607-255-9155
cb264@cornell.edu

Lynn Petrella

Regional Gift Officer: New York City Metro & New England
212-351-7667
ljp93@cornell.edu

Morgan Mount

Regional Gift Officer: New York City Metro
212-351-7665
mm2656@cornell.edu