Tower Club

The Tower Club honors Cornell’s alumni, parents, and friends who make annual leadership-level gifts to the university. The generosity of this dedicated group invigorates world-class programs and curriculums, and drives the impact of Cornell across the globe.

Tower Club donors are invited to experience exclusive programs and university updates including opportunities to interact with Cornell leadership, faculty, staff and students.

If you have questions or would like additional information about the Tower Club, please contact or call (607) 255-2779.

Your gift makes a difference. When you give a Tower Club gift each year, you join an important group of Cornellians dedicated to providing substantial, steady support for all of Cornell. Thank you for being part of this powerful and generous community. Download the PDF below to view the 2023 Tower Club Honor Roll.


*When viewing the PDF please note that you may need to scroll down or use the search feature by pressing Control/Command + F to find your name.

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What inspires your generosity for Cornell?

Tower Club and Cornell Giving Partner donors spark great joy and happiness at Cornell. The support of this committed group drives forward learning, discovery, and engagement that are essential for Cornellians to do the greatest good. When asked what inspires their generosity for Cornell, the response was a delightful compilation of heartfelt memories and passion for bolstering the university for today’s students and future generations. Here are just a few of the reasons these leadership-level alumni, parents, and friends chose to support Cornell:

“…personal Cornell experience and the friendships I made….”
“…We are proud to support an institution that has supported ALL people to achieve….”
“…at Cornell, I learned how to be independent, study, make and keep good friends, and coexist with others….”
“…the most important years of my life….”
“…Cornell is where I received my education, met my wife, made lifelong friends….”

We’d love to hear from you, too. Share your enthusiasm for Cornell!

Tower Club: Recognition Circles

The Tower Club consists of four recognition circles. When you make annual gifts totaling $10,000* or more, to any area of Cornell, you may be recognized in one of these circles. Each circle celebrates donors in a distinctive way.

Tower Club Giving Circles

*Recent alumni may be recognized at the Tower Club: Deans’ Circle level for gifts under $10,000, based on their current year post-graduation as follows:

  • In years 1-4 with annual support of $1,000 or more
  • In years 5-9 with annual support of $2,500 or more
  • In years 10-14 with annual support of $5,000 or more.

*Alumni of classes 1968 and earlier may also be recognized at the Tower Club: Deans’ Circle level for gifts of $5,000 or more.

Tower Club’s impact

Watch the video below to discover how three Cornell students are putting their passions and skills into practice to do the greatest good in their communities. Stay tuned until the end to hear more about their experiences on campus!

Giving stories