Umran Mustafa ’22

Philanthropy

Umran Mustafa ’22 is dreaming larger than life

Umran Mustafa ’22 was born and raised in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Dhaka is home to more than 20 million people. According to Umran, the city is rapidly growing, as “flocks of people from all over the country arrive every day, hoping to find a better life.” He explains that a common saying … Read more

At the end of the year, every contribution counts

Alumni, parents, and friends gave to Cornell in significant amounts during fiscal year 2019, including surpassing an Annual Funds record set just 12 months earlier. The university received more than $550 million in new gifts and commitments in FY19, including $340 million raised for the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses and $210 million for Weill … Read more

Senior Class Campaign: Give to what you love

The focus of the Senior Class Campaign (SCC) is on engaging as many seniors as possible in the tradition of giving. “Our message to seniors is, ‘Hey everyone, there is something at Cornell that you love,’” says Kendra Saldana ’12, assistant director of Young Alumni Giving at Cornell and staff advisor to the SCC student team. “The … Read more

Costa Androulakis ’70, consummate hotelier

Someday I want to occupy your chair Costa Androulakis knew from a young age what profession he wanted to pursue. He got his first job in a restaurant at the age of 12 and has worked in the hospitality industry ever since. His journey from humble beginnings in Crete to consummate hotelier was fueled by … Read more

Narahari Umanath Prabhu: A tale of friendship and mathematics

Mathematician Narahari Umanath Prabhu was teaching in Australia in the early 1960s, when he wrote the book Stochastic Processes: Basic Theory and Its Applications. The publisher sent Prabhu’s book manuscript to a referee to review, and the review was so glowing that Prabhu asked to learn the name of the referee. The referee was Frank … Read more

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

Tang Welcome Center dedicated as Cornell’s new ‘front door’

The new Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center, located in the renovated Noyes Lodge overlooking Beebe Lake, was officially dedicated September 14 during a festive ceremony befitting Cornell’s new “front door.” In a nod to the building’s mid-20th-century existence as The Pancake House, appetizers served at the center’s opening ceremony drew on classic menu items and … 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

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