Our colleges and schools are the backbone of Cornell education, research, and engagement. They are the homes of knowledge and curiosity, and the catapults for discovery and progress.

Give to a school and …

Inspire for a lifetime

Professors play a key role in the academic experience, not just by teaching, but also by mentoring, inspiring, and believing in their students. Your gifts allow some of the world’s best professors to be an integral part of the education and career preparation of Cornell students.

Launch new and exciting disciplines

No one said class had to be boring. Your gifts give flexibility to find the most influential experts on the most engaging subjects and make groundbreaking knowledge a regular part of our curriculum.

Empower students

Teaching assistants are an invaluable resource, especially when the learning gets tough. Your gifts support graduate students who help fellow students while becoming the next generation of experts.

Fuel discoveries

Academia is not just about learning—it is also about discovery. Your gifts provide seed funds for exploring the unknown on behalf of us all.

Open door after door

“Any person … any study” is the foundation of our university. Every year, exceptional students begin their Cornell story. Your gifts provide the financial aid they need to thrive.

The role you can play is clear. Your gifts can make these achievements possible.

Undergraduate colleges and schools

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) faculty, staff and students discover, integrate, disseminate, and apply knowledge about the life sciences, environmental sciences, food and energy systems, and economic and community vitality to improve the lives of people throughout New York, the nation, and the world.

  • The College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) teaches and practices architecture, fine arts and city and regional planning as creative forces with the potential to improve the world. We provide rigorous theoretical training and studio experiences that encourage imagination and critical thinking to prepare our graduates for their role as world citizens in a diverse and inclusive society.

  • Whether your interests are focused or varied, the College of Arts & Sciences supports intellectual inquisitiveness and initiative, with an array of majors, minors and special programs designed to help you define your own path to success. When you give to arts and sciences, you are supporting the nexus of research and teaching at Cornell.

  • The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools: the School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Your gift to Dyson, the Hotel School, or Johnson, will help new generations of talented professionals reach their potential.

  • College of Engineering faculty, staff and students are a surprising, eclectic and visionary group with a broad range of experiences and interests that compel us to tackle pressing problems from many angles. Cornell engineering students think their way over, under, around and through problems, with a tenacious and entrepreneurial spirit, to make the world a better place.

  • To maintain the College of Human Ecology's strength and build on more than 100 years of success, Human Ecology has established key priorities and funding objectives. The college's focus includes improving the undergraduate experience, strengthening its master’s and doctorate programs, and contributing to faculty excellence.

  • The ILR School is the leading college of the applied social sciences focusing on work, employment and labor. Advance ILR by designating your donation to a specific initiative; help ILR attract the brightest students, sustain excellence, and ensure students are prepared for the global world of work.

Special mission faculty units

  • One of Cornell’s newest and fastest growing units, the Faculty of Computing and Information Science houses the departments of Computer Science, Information Science and Statistics. Your gift helps Cornell advance its mission of teaching, research, and public service, and prepare our students to become tomorrow's leaders.

Graduate and professional colleges and schools

  • The College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to advancing the health and well-being of animals and people. There are many opportunities to help us realize this work -- from scholarships that are the only way some of our students can pursue this profession to research dollars that help us move closer to solving the mystery of diseases like cancer, diabetes, and arthritis.

  • Cornell Law School is a small, top-tier law school that combines inspired teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a close-knit and collegial intellectual community. Through robust experience and practical learning, we develop broad-minded and technically sophisticated future lawyers and leaders.

  • Cornell's newest graduate campus in New York City combines deep technical knowledge with hands-on experience and an entrepreneurial culture. A Cornell Tech education fosters the innovation, collaboration and builder mindset demanded of tech leaders in today’s environment. The diverse people of Cornell Tech embody this dynamic mix and are driven by the desire to help spark the next great tech revolution.

  • Graduate education has been part of the University’s mission since it’s founding in 1865. You can directly support Cornell's graduate and professional students with your gifts to the Graduate School Annual Fund and the Cornell Graduate Student Fellowships.

  • One of three accredited business schools, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is a top-ranked graduate school with direct connections to the vast research and teaching resource of Cornell and our extensive alumni network. Johnson counts on your financial support to continue its traditions of excellence in teaching and research.

  • Weill Cornell Medicine is dedicated to educating exceptional doctors and scientists, making groundbreaking biomedical discoveries, and providing exemplary and individualized clinical care. We remain committed to keeping our students on the front lines of medicine, and providing our faculty with the best opportunities and resources possible.