Ways to Give
Message from the Dean:
Our goals for the next decade will propel the College of Engineering to the forefront of education and research in Engineering and a position among the top-five best engineering schools in the United States.
First, we will broaden our students’ technical knowledge and skills,while also fostering their development as leaders who are truly global. We will continue to produce Ivy League graduates who possess advanced knowledge in the humanities and social sciences, along with unparalleled engineering expertise.We recruit our students nationally and globally,many aspiring to high levels in large corporations or to create tomorrow’s leading companies. We give them outstanding opportunities to study in a variety of settings-- including project work in other countries --that broadens their view of how to impact the world.
Our second goal is for Cornell engineers to make a bold impact on two very important global issues: energy and sustainability. Cornell students are trained to look further than their own back yards for thrust areas where they can make a difference. Their Cornell educations will give them the breadth of expertise and the ability to work in interdisciplinary ways that will stir them to seek and resolve society’s greatest challenges over the next decade and beyond.
Third, we strive to foster the entrepreneurial spirit. Modern engineering is viewed more and more as community engagement. As the land grant University of NY, Cornell was created with this promise. We will continue to take new understanding from research to impact society in positive ways.
At Cornell we will continue to recruit students and faculty who devote their time and energies to this mission, who are tomorrow’s leaders and who join the over 250,000 other Cornellians who are doing the same thing.
Please support CornellNOW and join us in achieving our goals.
Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering
There are many ways you can make a gift to the College of Engineering:
The Annual Fund
The College of Engineering invests unrestricted gifts to provide competitive advantages such as leadership training and professional development activities for undergraduate and graduate students, or to maintain and improve the physical infrastructure necessary to perform the highest quality research and deliver the highest quality education.
Unrestricted gifts to the College of Engineering offer flexibility to support various needs of the college as they arise. The dean uses the Cornell Fund for Engineering to support the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association, the Engineering Communications Program, the Co-op Program, Peer Tutoring, Undergraduate Research, Student Projects and Teams, TA Development, and other areas.
Please visit the Cornell Annual Fund website for more information, or click here to make a gift now.
Office of Trusts, Estates, and Gift Planning
The Office of Trusts, Estates, and Gift Planning can help you make a lasting difference. To find out how you can give a gift of stock, include Cornell in your will, or make a charitable contribution without committing upfront cash, please visit its website.
When you establish an endowment gift, Cornell invests it for long-term growth. The university uses the investment income to support the scholarship, professorship, or program that you have chosen to endow. You can provide endowment support within a specific college or unit that matches your interests.For more information about why endowments are important and how they work, please visit our Endowment Q&A website.If you would like to establish an endowment fund in the College of Engineering, please contact us and we would be happy to assist you.