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Ways to Give

Making a gift to Cornell College can take many different forms and serve many different purposes. From annual contributions to long-term estate gifts, we’ve outlined a number of possibilities to help you become an active participant in Cornell’s future.

Opportunities to support Cornell include:

Annual Fund Gifts

Your gift to the Annual Fund supports everything from need-based financial aid to faculty development to new technologies in the classroom. This pool of unrestricted funds gives the college flexibility in allocating resources where they’re most needed.

Planned Gifts

Including Cornell College in your estate plans is a powerful way to leave a lasting legacy at the college.  Our planned giving section contains many ideas and resources to help you make the best choices for yourself and Cornell’s future.

Campaign Gifts: Building the Thomas Commons

Building on the success of the Extraordinary Opportunities campaign, the college is re-envisioning The Commons renovation and expansion project. New plans will serve future generations with a dynamic state-of-the-art building that further differentiates Cornell from other liberal arts colleges.

In-kind Gifts

In-kind gift items can include books, art, collectibles, equipment and other physical assets which may represent value to the college. Please consult our in-kind gift policy.

Volunteering at Cornell

Volunteering at Cornell is a great way to make a difference, stay connected, and have a lot of fun, too. You might help organize reunions, lead workshops on campus, or help recruit new students – the possibilities are endless. A good first step is to fill out our volunteer form so that we can help find the right opportunity for you.