Our team

You have tremendous pride in your life’s work and you have taken great care to build a future for yourself and those you love. It’s our honor to be part of your philanthropy, and we cherish your trust in the university. Our current team has over 200 years of experience in gift planning, trusts, and estate planning. Please reach out to any one of us today.

Chip Bryce '81

  • Chip Bryce ’81 has served as director of Cornell’s Office of Trusts, Estates, and Gift Planning since 1997. Previously, he was a planned giving officer and director of the university’s Program in Real Estate. Chip supported the longstanding Cornell Real Estate Council, spearheading the $4 million endowment campaign to successfully launch Cornell’s master's degree program in real estate and handling gifts of real estate to the university. He now oversees more than $100 million in gift transactions each year.

    Prior to his work for Cornell, Chip held various positions related to real estate development and finance in the hospitality industry, the vast majority with the parent companies controlling the Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, and Harrah’s Casino brands. Chip is a native Ithacan and returned home for family and to pursue his hobbies of sailing, hockey, skiing, hiking, and life in a university-town environment.

    Email: wlb5@cornell.edu
    Direct phone line: 607-254-6147

Ian Garrett

  • Ian Garrett is associate director of gift planning and previously served as a major gift officer within Alumni Affairs and Development. With more than ten years of experience at Cornell, Ian brings a wide range of experiences to our donors. Prior to joining Cornell, Ian was a capital campaign consultant with the Winslow Group based in North Carolina. He holds a bachelor's degree from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in public affairs, specializing in nonprofit management, from Indiana University. Ian is from Corning, N.Y., and is busy raising three active children, Hannah, Jacob, and Bridget, with his wife Melissa.

    Email: irg2@cornell.edu
    Direct phone line: 607-254-6179

Justine Guariglia

  • Justine Guariglia joined the staff in July 2010 and was promoted in 2013 to senior gift planning officer. Previously she worked in the financial services industry at Credit Suisse and Bernstein (now Bernstein Global Wealth Management) in New York City and assisted individuals, families, and private foundations in developing comprehensive investment plans. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics with a concentration in finance from the University of New Hampshire in 2002. Justine and her family enjoy the beautiful surroundings and peaceful lifestyle of the Finger Lakes.

    Email: jag449@cornell.edu
    Direct phone line: 607-254-1548

Jason Tripp '03

  • Jason Tripp '03 is senior gift planning officer. Prior to joining Cornell, Jason was a member of the Voss Group, a financial services firm in Norwich, NY. He is a graduate of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations and a Certified Financial Planner (CFPtm). Jason has also received certificates in Retirement Planning and Financial Planning from Pennsylvania University’s Wharton School of Business and Kaplan University, respectively, and holds numerous security licenses.

    Jason is past president of the Cornell Club of the Southern Tier and former CAAAN volunteer. He is President of the Greater Binghamton New Generation Rotary Club and has volunteered with the United Way of Broome County to conduct financial literacy workshops. He and his children live in Johnson City.

    Email: jdt28@cornell.edu
    Direct phone line: 607-254-6133

Rachel Schlass '14

  • Rachel Schlass '14 joined the team as Gift Planning Associate in May 2019. She is responsible for building new relationships and deepening stewardship practices. Prior to Gift Planning, Rachel spent three years as Data Manager for the Roper Center at Cornell, and also worked in Admissions at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Johnson Executive MBA Program. Outside of work, you will find her exploring nature with her family, or honing her skills as a museum taxidermist. She holds a BS with Distinction in Research from Cornell University and an International MSC in Social Policy Analysis.

    Email: rbs238@cornell.edu
    Direct phone line: 607-254-6223

Carrie Corbin

  • Carrie Corbin is a trust officer who is responsible for the day-to-day administration of planned gifts as well as the Cornell University Foundation, a donor-advised fund. She has held successive positions in the Office of Trusts, Estates, and Gift Planning since joining Cornell’s investment office in 1981. She has made Ithaca her home since birth, as have her husband Gary and her daughter Samantha.

    Email: cc33@cornell.edu
    Direct phone line: 607-254-1544

Julie Newhouse

  • Julie Newhouse joined the office in 2009 as trust administrator and oversees the university’s interests in estates, life insurance policies, outside trusts, and gifts of real estate with retained life use. Previously she served in a variety of roles in Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development. Before joining Cornell in 2000, she held positions in human resources and training and also worked as a librarian in a small public library. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University. With two grown children, she and her husband, Brad, enjoy all that the Finger Lakes Region offers in the way of recreation and entertainment.

    Email: jen7@cornell.edu
    Direct phone line: 607-254-1579

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