L-R: Baker Laboratory and the Physical Sciences Building, with Lincoln Hall in the foreground.

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Looking to partner with Cornell? University Corporate and Foundation Relations can help. We act as the main facilitator for corporations and foundations that would like to engage with university faculty and students who are at the leading edge of discovery, research, and academic excellence.

Partnership is essential to Cornell’s creative and efficient approach to interdisciplinary collaboration, advancing the university’s mission of rigorous scholarship, pioneering research, and public engagement. Cornell’s 14 colleges and schools, more than 100 interdisciplinary research centers, and related groups propel the development of new technologies, the creation of new knowledge, and the search from different perspectives for sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Our office helps organizations navigate the university, identify opportunities for collaboration, find faculty and programs of interest, and arrange for campus meetings. We also provide assistance throughout the grant process to provide a seamless transition from initial conversations to funded partnerships.


Carla Ingrando

Carla Ingrando

Executive Director, University Corporate and Foundation Relations



Division of Alumni Affairs and Development 130 E. Seneca Street, Suite 400 Ithaca, NY 14850