MAJOR GIFTS

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!