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

Giving Day 2021 brings Cornellians together, shatters records

In 24 hours, 14,411 donors raised a record-breaking $10,040,921 to support Cornell students, programs, and research on the university’s seventh Giving Day, March 11. Gifts poured in steadily throughout the day, with support from all 50 U.S. states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., as well as nearly 80 countries around the world. “We’re so … Read more

Wholehearted: alumni support the Cornell Promise

As the pandemic continues to surge this winter, the Cornell community has banded together to support students whose families have been impacted. On April 7, 2020, President Martha E. Pollack promised that “we will do everything possible to enable all current and newly admitted students to complete their Cornell educations, despite the obstacles created by … Read more

Crowdfunding supports a rainbow of projects, including LGBTQ+ scholarship

Every fall, we reach out to the Cornell community to spotlight giving opportunities that directly benefit Cornell students. The 8th annual Cornell Crowdfunding campaign officially kicked off on October 12, and will include a total of 16 student-driven projects and one special scholarship challenge. From now through December 5, these crowdfunding projects have the chance … Read more

$5M gift launches Duffield Family Cornell Promise Scholarship

A $5 million gift from David A. Duffield ’62, MBA ’64, to the College of Engineering has established the Duffield Family Cornell Promise Scholarship, providing financial assistance to undergraduate engineering students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The gift is the largest single contribution to the Cornell Promise initiative, which upholds Cornell’s founding commitment of … Read more

A&S alumnus establishes scholarship for Black students

A $1 million gift from Robert ’92 and Carola Jain to the College of Arts and Sciences will support Black A&S students with demonstrated need, and others who enhance Cornell’s diversity, equity and inclusion. The Robert ’92 and Carola Jain Cornell Promise Scholarship meets a critical need at a moment when the COVID-19 pandemic has … Read more

Dyson student access and experience braced by alumni gifts

Dyson alumni have stepped up in the last year with scholarships and emergency funding to provide access to Dyson and the best possible student experience once here. Current-use funds have helped many through the 2019-2020 academic year, ensuring that “inability to pay isn’t a barrier to participation,” says Tim Oonk ’86, executive director of Alumni … Read more

Benjamin Steeper ’19 is climbing the tree of knowledge

Ben Steeper arrived in Ithaca from Hawai‘i on a freezing day in January 2016, dressed in slippers and a t-shirt. Ben had long dreamed about attending an elite university like Cornell, where he hoped to be surrounded by “influential, creative people.” He is the first person in his family to attend an Ivy League school. … Read more