Whether this is your first Cornell gift or one among many over the years, we’re here to help you find ways to give that fit you best.

Make your gift today

  • It's quick and easy to give online. Choose which area(s) you'd like to support and complete our simple form.

  • Mail a check

    Send checks payable to:
    Cornell University
    Box 37334
    Boone, IA 50037-0334

    Download and print a Cornell Annual Funds gift form if you choose (PDF, 72KB).


  • Break up your gift into monthly or quarterly installments or balance your gift with a monthly, recurring gift. Installments and monthly gifts are charged automatically to your credit or debit card for your convenience. Make your gift online and select "multi-payments" to set up an installment or "recurring gift" to set up a monthly gift.

  • Make a gift from your donor-advised fund

    Use your tax-deductible donor-advised fund (DAF) to make a gift to Cornell. You can most likely go into your external DAF portal and request that they issue us a grant (Legal Name: Cornell University, Federal Tax Identification Number: 15-0532082 ). Your administrator will typically mail the check to the primary address they have on file for Cornell, or your administrator may send us the funds electronically. In either regard, is important that we are made aware of this forthcoming gift, whether it's by mail or electronically so that we can ensure that it is properly allocated and designated. We encourage you to email our Gift Cashier at cugiftcashier@cornell.edu with the following information:

    1. Name of DAF administrator
    2. Amount of the forthcoming check
    3. Area of designation at Cornell
    4. Date of distribution request

    Need further help directing your gift to Cornell? Give us a call at 1-800-279-3099, or email cfund@cornell.edu. Please note that gifts from your external donor-advised fund may take some time to arrive at Cornell, and we encourage that year-end distributions be timed appropriately.

    Interested in learning more about the Cornell University Foundation - the donor-advised fund at Cornell? Visit our online resources today for more information.

Talk to us about your gift

  • Considering a substantial gift commitment to Cornell? We're happy to answer your questions and help you along the way.

  • Gifts of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds are tax-deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code. Complete this online form to give to Cornell through a securities transfer or call 1-800-481-1865.

  • Let our Office of Trusts, Estates, and Gift Planning help you with smart plans to sustain your personal financial goals and to fulfill your hopes for the people and programs you care about at Cornell. Contact the Office of Trusts, Estates, and Gift Planning by email or phone at 1-800-481-1865.

  • Your gift can empower Cornell to continue to do the greatest good. Contact Joe Lyons, Director of Campaign Management, Alumni Affairs and Development, by email or phone at 607-254-6143.

  • Ask us

    Do you have general university or giving questions? Contact Thomas LaFalce '94, Director, Annual Fund Leadership Giving, by email or phone at 607-254-6459.

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