Cornell University Annual Fund
In the spirit of inclusion, Annual Fund gifts support the Freshman Summer Reading Project, which helps bring first-year students, faculty and staff together.
Agriculture and Life Sciences Annual Fund
Flexible Annual Fund dollars allow undergraduates to take advantage of summer internships, like Eric Misiewicz '12 pictured here producing Cava in Northeast Spain.
Architecture, Art, and Planning Annual Fund
Annual Fund dollars supported the Tata Nano show, where students designed, created and installed an exhibition of the Tata Nano automobile that attracted thousands to the Johnson Museum.
Arts and Sciences Annual Fund
Faculty members Adam Smith and Lori Khatchadourian (pictured) are delving deep into the history of empire in Bronze and Iron Age Armenia. Annual Fund dollars make it possible to recruit such exceptional dual-career couples and provide facilities for their research.
Athletics and Physical Education Annual Fund
Big Red athletics has the best coaching staff ever compiled in the Ivy league. Annual Fund dollars give them the resources to recruit athletes in person and through social media.
Cornell University Library Annual Fund
Annual Fund dollars helped respond to students' needs for expanded hours during exam periods and for programs in emerging areas, such as visual resources and data curation.
Engineering Annual Fund
Annual Fund gifts support student research with Professor Charles Williamson in the Fluid Dynamics Research Labs.
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Annual Fund
The Annual Fund made it possible last year for the Museum to serve more than five thousand K-12 schoolchildren from more than fifty schools across central New York.
Hotel School Annual Fund
Each year, exceptional students attend the Ivy League's only hospitality school. These students are in part supported by financial aid from the Annual Fund.
Human Ecology Annual Fund
Annual Fund dollars provide a limited number of $3,500 stipends to undergraduates involved in full-time summer research with Human Ecology faculty members.
Industrial and Labor Relations Annual Fund
Annual Fund gifts support Global Service Internships near Bangalore, India where students have created a spoken English curriculum and a system for selecting students for educational advancement programs.
Cornell Botanic Gardens Annual Fund
Annual Fund gifts supported the planting of 2,770 new trees and plants in the gardens and Arboretum.
Shoals Marine Laboratory Annual Fund
Annual Fund support meets many demands on the Shoals operations budget, including everything from research vessels to composting resources.
Student Life Annual Fund
To inspire and inform the student body, Annual Fund gifts support speakers on campus, such as journalists Andrew Sorkin '99 and Keith Olbermann '79 (pictured).
Lab of Ornithology Annual Fund
Annual Fund dollars help provide environmental education programs through Bird Sleuth, and bring environmental awareness into cities through Celebrate Urban Birds.
Incoming students are passionate about learning. Annual Fund dollars make thier Cornell education possible regardless of financial need.
Cornell Annual Giving Programs have the mission to reach out to as many alumni as possible and to raise unrestricted support for the university and its colleges and academic units. Annual Fund gifts are vital to the health and continued growth of the entire university.
The breadth of Cornell's contributions to society is truly astounding. Every day, world-class faculty, exceptional students, and distinguished alumni around the world are advancing our world in the areas of research, the humanities and the arts. And from its inception, Cornell has welcomed qualified students of all backgrounds with a desire to learn and contribute to society. However, state and endowment funding covers only part of what the university needs each year to continue offering the outstanding programs, student aid, and faculty development that is Cornell's hallmark. The gap between a dean or director's budget line and the college or unit's actual need-that margin of excellence-is covered each year by Annual Fund gifts.