Members of Cornell’s 2018–2019 Baja Racing Team. Students must design and build an off-road vehicle that can perform in the most rugged conditions.

Crowdfunding burst supports student-driven projects

From November 4 through December 3, student groups will have the chance to reach out directly to their supporters via the 2019 Cornell Crowdfunding campaign. Crowdfunding, launched in 2013, has helped to raise more than $1.3 million in donations for Cornell student groups, who might otherwise struggle to make their projects visible.

These individual gifts create a huge collective impact!
—Coreen Robinson, email and digital marketing manager with Cornell Annual Giving Programs

Anyone can contribute and the minimum donation is $5. A large percentage of gifts received in prior campaigns have been less than $100.

“The support that the Johnson community continues to show the veterans on campus is truly life-changing for us,” says Frank Mozingo MBA ’20. Gifts to last year’s MBA Veterans Scholarship campaign supported scholarships for two veteran students in fall 2019. “I look forward to continuing our campaign to help make an MBA attainable to more veterans,” Mozingo says.

Members of the 2019–2020 Association of Veterans at Johnson.
Members of the 2019–2020 Association of Veterans at Johnson.

The 2019 Crowdfunding campaign will help Cornell student groups:

  • design and build pedestrian footbridges for rurally isolated communities
  • teach debate skills to audiences in countries around the globe
  • race their solar-powered speedboat in a national competition
  • furnish Loving House, the new LGBTQ+ program house on North Campus

“These individual gifts create a huge collective impact!” says Coreen Robinson, email and digital marketing manager with Cornell Annual Giving Programs. “Gifts to crowdfunding projects directly support current students as they pursue their passions.”

Explore the full menu of 2019 Crowdfunding projects.

Students travel to work with global communities and solve and solve engineering problems.

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