Students walk through the Balch Hall archway in fall.

Why give to Cornell

Your gifts can be as personally meaningful as much as they are socially aware: Give to make a difference for the causes you care about in the world. Give to honor the people you hold dear. Give to fulfill your philanthropic aspirations as well as your financial plans. Give to strengthen and celebrate your Cornell community.

For all the wonderful things your gifts make possible at the university and beyond, your gifts to Cornell are also your gifts to the world through Cornell.

  • Help today’s students succeed.
  • Back research, discovery, public engagement, and creativity.
  • Contribute to a cause you care about.
  • Start or build on your legacy while advancing Cornell.
Pauline Degenfelder (R) at the 2013 Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC).

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Cornell's alumni, parents, and friends are extraordinarily generous in giving back to the university and stepping forward to help others.

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