Giving Day 2019 in Willard Straight Hall

Giving Day

Cornellians raise the bar with Giving Day challenges

A big part of Cornell Giving Day is the friendly competition. On Giving Day 2019, March 14, the challenges were hot—right down to the wire thanks to a new Raise the Bar Challenge. With one minute remaining, at 11:59 p.m., the School of Industrial and Labor Relations surpassed its donor total from 2018, ensuring that … Read more

Giving Day 2019: A celebration of support for Cornell

The countdown to Giving Day 2019 is underway. On March 14, the Cornell community across the world will come together for a 24-hour celebration of support for all things Cornell. It will be the university’s fifth annual day of giving. “Giving Day is very meaningful for Cornell,” said Fred Van Sickle, vice president for Alumni … Read more

Giving and engagement in 2018: Cornellians play key role in success

Alumni, parents, and friends gave to Cornell in significant amounts during fiscal year 2018, setting fundraising records and engaging with the university in many other ways. By volunteering, giving financial support, and staying connected online, Cornellians made July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018, one of the most successful years ever for philanthropy and participation. The university … Read more

Giving Day 2018 breaks records with philanthropic innovations

On March 20, the first day of spring, the university set several one-day fundraising records on the fourth Cornell Giving Day. In 24 hours, 11,750 donors gave 15,807 gifts, raising $7,827,834 for the university’s colleges, units, departments and programs – the highest number of donors and gifts for one day in university history. “Spring arrived … Read more

Cornell Giving Day 2016 Class Challenge

On Cornell Giving Day, April 19, 2016, the competition among alumni classes was friendly but fierce, and for a common cause. Twenty-nine classes rallied peers to surpass their participation goals, each unlocking $2,000 in challenge funds.

Cornell Giving Day: See the difference you made

With special thanks for use of Tokyo time-lapse video by darwinfish105 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0), Cornell campus time-lapse video by Brian Stuckey MBA ’13 (with permission), and European time-lapse video by Mario Dias (CC BY 3.0). Original music composed by Jeremiah Bornfield/Postsound.

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