Fortunately the pandemic health crisis and economic fall-out are subsiding, just in time for the start of summer. That is indeed good news! Vaccination rates are increasing and activities are returning to relative normal. Cornell University was able to hold in-person graduation ceremonies, albeit in a different format than in previous years when thousands of happy families crowded all together at Schoellkopf Field.
Cornell, proactively and creatively, kept much of the Ithaca campus open and kept students and faculty safe and socially distanced. And come Fall, most parts of the university will be back to in-person work and study.
Many of us may already be back at work and out of home offices, meeting friends in restaurants, getting on airplanes and traveling for vacations and family reunions. It is with a profound sense of relief and gratitude that we look forward with hope and optimism.
Please join us in supporting our alma mater as Cornell comes out of a difficult and disruptive time, slowly returning to normal and making plans for a new academic year and many possibilities for students to learn and make a difference in the world.
We encourage you to take just a minute and make an academic year-end donation by June 30th. Gifts of any size and for any purpose are appreciated. Click here to give.
Thank you and enjoy your summer!
Anne Wenzel and David Miller
Vice Presidents, Notable Class of 1974 Annual Fund Participation