And Still More..…..
In addition to our wonderful CGF projects, individual support of Cornell has been impressive. In 1987, as part of our 25th Reunion Campaign, the Class raised over $5.5 million from 738 classmates. At the time, it represented a new Cornell and national record for the most money ever raised by a single class. In 1997, we set a Cornell 35th Reunion Campaign record for dollars raised with $17,493,607, which still stands at Cornell. In 2012, for our 50th Reunion, we topped that number by more than $2 million. For the year ending June, 2019, we raised $7,146,655.
Additionally, classmates also have made a number of major gifts, both private and public. Public gifts include the funding of buildings, classrooms, auditoriums, and learning centers. Private gifts have included sponsorship/endowments of professorships, scholarships, art works and collections at the Johnson Museum of Art and the Cornell libraries. Twenty-three members of the class have established scholarships; nine members of the class have established program or position endowments. Incredibly, the Class’s lifetime giving to the university is $208,627,494!!!
And, while we are patting ourselves on the back, here’s a shout-out to our classmates whose extraordinary major gifts have been particularly notable and highly visible. Hats off!