Endowed scholarship challenge is launched at Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. – When it comes to upholding Cornell University’s commitment to financial aid for “any person … any study,” Cornellians are always ready for a challenge, according to Fred Van Sickle, vice president for the Division of Alumni Affairs and Development. “They consistently make all the difference for the university,” he said. At the […]

Three-million dollar gift names the Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center

ITHACA, N.Y. – Trustee Emeritus Martin Tang ’70 – a longtime supporter, volunteer and ambassador for Cornell – and his family have made a $3 million gift to name the Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center, renovating and repurposing the existing Noyes Lodge overlooking Beebe Lake. The gift, which comes from Tang and his sisters, Nadine […]

The Atlantic Philanthropies makes new grants to Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Atlantic Philanthropies, created by Charles F. Feeney ’56, made its very first grant in 1982 to Cornell University. By the end of this year, the foundation will conclude its grant-making, realizing the full impact of the foundation’s largesse within its founder’s lifetime and fulfilling Feeney’s commitment to “Giving While Living.” Among […]

Fred Van Sickle named VP for alumni affairs, development

ITHACA, N.Y. – Fred Van Sickle, chief development officer at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, has been named Cornell’s next vice president for alumni affairs and development, President Elizabeth Garrett announced today. He will begin his new position Jan. 18. Van Sickle, who has held his current post since 2014, previously […]

Cornell Homecoming promises attractions for all

 WHAT:          Cornell Homecoming 2015 festivities WHEN:         Friday, Sept. 18 through Saturday, Sept. 19 WHERE:        Cornell University Ithaca campus MEDIA:         The event is free and open to the public. Members of the media who wish to cover Cornell’s 2015 Homecoming events should contact Melissa Osgood in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-2059 or mmo59@cornell.edu. […]