Giving with impact: How one alumna is assisting many Afghans

In August 2021, Sharifa Sharifi was working as general manager of the Afghan National Gallery in Herat, Afghanistan’s third largest city, when the government collapsed and the Taliban took control of her country. As an employee of the fallen government, a professional woman, an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, and an artist whose paintings celebrated … Read the full story

Seniors show their love for Cornell

Lauren Pappas ’23 transferred to Cornell in fall 2021. In spring 2022, she received an email from the Senior Class Campaign (SCC) asking for volunteers for the coming year. Not knowing much about the SCC, she checked out the website. What she learned motivated her to step up. “I learned that annual fund donations go … Read the full story

Strong momentum marks 2030 Project’s early fundraising results

From shifting weather patterns that alter food availability to rising sea levels that displace homes and families, climate change is impacting communities and ecosystems all over the world at an unprecedented scale. In 2022 Cornell University launched The 2030 Project: A Cornell Climate Initiative, to tackle problems like these—bringing together the full breadth of Cornell’s … Read the full story

Her turn to give: Rebecca Lee ’02 shares the inspiration behind her affordability scholarship gift

Since they were young, Inhee Rebecca “Becky” Lee ’02 recalls following her older sister, Jinhee Michell Lee ’01, around. Wanting to do everything Michell did was part of Becky’s initial motivation for applying to Cornell. In her senior year of high school, Michell applied to and was accepted by the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell (now … Read the full story

New baseball field to honor generosity of Rich Booth ’82

Read the full article by Tom Fleischman in the Cornell Chronicle. Cornell’s new baseball stadium, at the corner of Ellis Hollow and Game Farm roads, will be called Booth Field, honoring Richard L. “Rich” Booth ’82 for his extraordinary leadership and generosity – much of it anonymous – over the last four decades. The Cornell … Read the full story