In 2018, Costa E. Androulakis ’70 was honored for his generosity to his Cornell. He was invited to design this Steuben crystal plate for display on the Leadership Circle Wall of Honor at the School of Hotel Administration.

Philanthropy

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

Laura Toy retires

A lifelong fundraiser shares her story of matchmaking Cornellian philanthropists with opportunities to make a difference for the university.

Gancas family gives back to Cornell, together

When Rod and Karen Gancas, together with their children Robyn ’08 and Jonathan ’14, looked for causes to support as a family, Cornell scholarship was at the top of the list. Their new endowed scholarship will be awarded to a student at the School of Hotel Administration in fall 2018.

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