Annual Funds turn today’s ideas into tomorrow’s actions.

Annual Funds are like your steadfast friends: always available when great opportunities arise.

Twenty-two Annual Funds across the university, including one for each college, provide immediate financial support when deans and directors need it most. Annual Funds are critical to Cornell achieving its mission of academic excellence and public service.

They help make Cornell accessible, dynamic, and limitless.

Annual Funds create opportunity.

Gifts to the Annual Funds support top priorities like student financial aid, new courses and student projects, and hiring the best professors in their fields.

Your gift has power today.

The Annual Funds make an immediate impact. In the 2016–2017 year, $41.8 million in Annual Fund gifts had a spending power equivalent of over $1 billion in endowment.

Your gift counts.

Almost 14 percent of Annual Fund gifts in the 2016-17 academic year were $500 or lower, and added up to more than $5.8 million in support for students and faculty. No matter what amount you give, every dollar helps!

Your gift helps close the gap.

Cornell’s per-student endowment is the lowest among our Ivy League peers. Annual Fund gifts fill the gap, allowing students to pursue their dreams and make the most of their Cornell experience.

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