$10M gift to A&S boosts College Scholar Program, scholarships

Read the full story by Kathy Hovis in the Cornell Chronicle. A $10 million gift from Robert S. Harrison ’76 will enhance the College Scholar Program in the College of Arts and Sciences and support undergraduate scholarships. Harrison, chair of the Cornell Board of Trustees and former CEO of the Clinton Global Initiative, was a … Read more

Donors give over $12 million to support students in just 24 hours

Thousands of donors participated in the eighth Cornell Giving Day on March 16. Throughout the day, 15,905 alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends from over 80 countries made gifts totaling a record-breaking $12,268,629. “The thousands of gifts made on Giving Day will help Cornell continue to do the greatest good for our students, and … Read more

$10M gift boosts quantum science at Cornell

Read the full story by Syl Kacapyr in the Cornell Chronicle. A $10 million gift from David W. Meehl ’72, MBA ’74 will grow the roster of faculty, students and equipment needed to study the mysterious behavior of matter at atomic and subatomic scales, strengthening the university’s position as a leader in quantum science and … Read more

Judith Stoikov ’63 endows museum curator position

A significant gift from Judith Stoikov ’63 will endow the Judith H. Stoikov Curator of Asian Art position and establish the largest endowed curatorial fund at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. The new position will expand the museum’s teaching and research capabilities for generations. “By endowing this position, I take comfort in knowing … Read more

Scholarship gift helps pay it forward

Will Yoon ’01 and Renee Choi ’06 believe in the power of education—and the power of giving back. The couple recently established the Eliana Kim & Choi Family Memorial Scholarship with a gift of $100,000 to support current students. “Whatever we’ve gone on to achieve,” Will says, “Cornell has been a part of that. Giving … Read more

Landmark gift establishes Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration

A historic $50 million gift from Peter Nolan ’80, MBA ’82, and Stephanie Nolan ’84, announced at a campus event Sept. 17, will establish the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration and provide scholarship funding to expand educational access for future generations of hospitality business leaders. The gift will support financial aid … Read more

Alumni gifts will support Cornell Bowers CIS

Gifts totaling $10 million – $5 million from Steve Conine ’95 and his wife Alexi Conine ’96, and $5 million from Niraj Shah ’95 and his wife Jill Shah – will support the construction of a leading-edge new building for the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. The combined gift, led … Read more

Cornell sees record-breaking year for alumni giving, engagement

More than 66,000 donors to Cornell gave a record-breaking $839 million in new gifts and commitments to the university in the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Gifts came in from almost 44,000 alumni and students, plus parents, staff, faculty, and friends, and supported over 2,300 separate areas of the university. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the … Read more

Gift endows, names Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy

A major gift will endow and name the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, advancing the nascent school’s long-term mission to help solve complex global policy challenges, from inequality to sustainability. The gift from Jeb E. Brooks MBA ’70 – an advocate for socially responsible investment whose late father taught at Cornell and … Read more

Gift to establish K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s groundbreaking Center for Conservation Bioacoustics will begin a new era of innovation thanks to a major gift from the philanthropist and Lab Advisory Board member K. Lisa Yang ’74. The $24 million gift, announced June 4 at the Cornell Lab’s spring board meeting, is the largest onetime gift in the … Read more