There are many reasons to give to Cornell; there are many ways to give to Cornell.

All gifts, for any area at any level, are truly appreciated!  The Class of 1974 prides itself on encouraging maximum PARTICIPATION:  your gift is important!  This year for our 50th Reunion our Class has an ambitious Reunion Fund goal of 774 donors.  Achieving this goal would set a new university record for 50th Reunion donor participation!

In 2019, for our 45th Reunion, our collective generosity established a university record, with 740 donors. We had more donors than any other Reunion class in 2019, and our 45th Reunion participation record still stands today! This effort has helped us sustain our [notable] reputation.  Continuing  to benefit from our experience on the Hill 50 years later, we’d like to repeat history and have the Class of 1974 pay it forward again with 774 [notable] gifts of any amount for any Cornell cause.

If you are not yet among our 50th Reunion donors, please get your name on the donor list (with a deadline of June 30), by making a gift in ANY amount to ANY area of Cornell.  Click here to do so.  Your gift will be counted as part of the [Notable] Class of 1974 totals helping us reach our 774-donor goal.  You may also want to view our class honor roll of donors, which will be regularly updated on-line and posted in prominent campus locations during Reunion weekend this June 6-9th. Thank you!

Ways to Give


50th Reunion...Almost Finished

Almost-but-not-quite-finished Class President Shelley Cosgrove DeFord makes a final ask for gifts in our 50th Reunion year.
With Reunion approaching, classmate Kristen Rupert shares giving goals and opportunities
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With 50 Days Until Reunion--We Have a Challenge

President Shelley Cosgrove DeFord, Reunion Co-Chair John Foote and Participation Chair David Miller are counting down the days until our 50th Reunion and sharing the Touchdown Challenge
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Help Us Eclipse Cornell's 50th Reunion Records

50th Reunion Campaign Chairs Andrea Glanz and Jim Irish encourage all of us to do our greatest good to help our class eclipse reunion records.
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Springtime News and Giving Day

Class President Shelley Cosgrove DeFord share some Cornell news and Giving Day information

Tax-Smart Giving Strategies: How to make a 50th reunion gift that can help Cornell--and you

Our 50th Reunion Campaign Chairs Andrea Glanz and Jim Irish hosted…
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Giving Thanks and Giving Smart

Class President Shelley Cosgrove DeFord wishes the class a Happy Thanksgiving and reminds us about an upcoming webinar on tax-smart giving
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Cornell Giving Day--Supporting '74 Scholarships

On this year's Giving Day, Class President Shelley Cosgrove DeFord encourages classmates to consider a gift to our Class of '74 supported scholarships.

Giving Back--Academic Year End

Class Fund Chairs remind us to give back before the academic year end.

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