CLASS GIFT FUND
The accomplishments of the Class of 1962 will stand through the ages. We will be remembered as Cornellians who loved this University and unstintingly gave of ourselves professionally, personally, and financially wherever and whenever needed. We represent all that is good and meaningful and fabulous in a Cornell class! That is our legacy. And we’re proud of it.
As a Class, we are notable for our financial generosity to the University, repeatedly supporting the Class Gift Fund and Cornell, including the Cornell Annual, in both public and private formats. Distinctly separate entities – the Class Gift Fund (CGF) is operated by the Class; the Cornell Annual Fund (CAF) is under the auspices of the University – they do overlap in many areas.
The Class Gift Fund (CGF) has been underwriting small, but exceptional projects since its creation by the Class Council in 1967. This special Class fund – comprised of contributions solicited as a separate check-off when paying Class dues – has been used to underwrite small projects in several categories – the arts, scholarship, athletics, education, and environment. Over time, additional specified gifts from classmates have significantly enhanced these special Class projects. To date, the Class Gift Fund has provided about $178,000 for the Class of 1962 Photography Fund at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, the Frank and Rosa Rhodes Class of 1962 Tradition Fellowships, the Hoy Field Baseball Scoreboard, College of Arts and Sciences Lecture Series, Honor with Books, planting of trees on campus, and a grant to the Lab of Ornithology to underwrite a nest cam to enable viewing of the Great Blue Herons raising their nestlings, among other avian activities.