40 for 40

40 Ways to Support Cornell for our 40th Anniversary

Many of you reading this are loyal financial supporters of our Alma Mater. Unfortunately, there are even more of you who are not.  When we ask classmates why they don’t write a check to Cornell (particularly in our 40th anniversary year) we usually get one of two answers;  a) “I forgot”, or b) “Cornell doesn’t need my money”.

Our response to the former is, consider yourself reminded  (and thank you). With respect to the latter, Cornell in fact does need your money, and your money, in anyamount, can make a difference to any one of thousands of programs, teams, organizations, students, etc. that make up Cornell.

Below is a list of just 40 of these places where Cornell needs your support.

We dare you to look at this list and not find at least one place that has made a difference in your life or the life of someone you know, and are willing to support with $40 (for our 40th anniversary).

Go towww.giving.cornell.edu/give and be sure to clearly designate the fund name in the “other designation” box.

And, if you can’t find something on the list that works for you, send us an email  (jhf25@cornell.edu) with your particular interest and we will search the list of 25,000 places at Cornell that might do the trick. (Or you can just make a gift to Cornell and rest assured it will be put to very good use.)

We dare you…and we thank you!

Mary Ellen Smith and John Foote,

Class of 74 Fund Reps

Ways to Give


Cornell Glee Club
ILR Scholarship Fund
Library Acquisitions
French Studies Program
China/Asia Pacific Program
Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
WVBR / Cornell Radio Guild
Cornell Urban Scholars Program
Cornell University Library
Helen Newman Hall Fund
CBAA Scholarship
Touchdown Bear Statue
Men’s Ice Hockey Special Gifts
Cornell Chimes Gifts
Cornell Digital Collections
Theatre, Film And Dance Gifts
Women’s Ice Hockey Special Gifts
McGraw Tower Renovation Fund
Cornell Plantations Arboretum
Sheep Endowment Fund
Engineering Writing Improvements Fd
Cayuga’s Waiters Gift Fund
Women’s Resource Center
Dairy Cow Projects
Eastern Wine And Grape Archive
Enology And Viticulture Program
CU Sustainable Design
American Indian Program
Agua Clara Projects
Human Sexuality Collection
Risley Hall  Activities Fund
Dale Corson Scholarship
Class of 74 Scholarship
Christopher Reeve Class of 1974 Scholarship
Asian And Asian American (A3) Center
NYC Tech Campus Fund
Cornell Design League
Cornell in Washington
Elephant Listening Project