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Giving Opportunities

Ways to give to the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering.

Cornell offers many ways for making your gift, including a secure online gift form. Please be sure to indicate your intention to designate your gift to AEP. Corporate matching gifts count as a gift from you and are a powerful way to double your giving. If your company has a matching gift program, please contact your HR director. Cornell’s financial advisors can assist you with a number of gift-giving tools designed to meet your family's financial and philanthropic goals, including securities, trusts, bequests, and real estate. Please visit the Office of Trusts, Estates, and Gift Planning web site.

Contact

Tony Simione
Major Gifts Officer
256F Carpenter Hall
607-255-1288
ams637@cornell.edu

Advance our strategic goals

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Healthcare Applications

  • Establishing a new curriculum in the application of OR to health care, for example in areas such as planning for large-scale diseases and disasters, increasing healthcare systems efficiency, customizing radiation therapy, and deploying ambulances.
  • Attracting faculty and Ph.D. students to solidify healthcare as one of the School's primary research areas.

Financial Engineering

  • Accommodating the extremely high student demand for courses.
  • Building the new Master of Engineering third semester at CFEM to focus on practice and interaction with Wall Street alumni.

Provide graduate student support

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Fellowships for Ph.D. and Master of Engineering students attract and fund excellent applicants, including women and under-represented minorities. Teaching Assistantships help offset the instructional load, especially for sections, labs and grading in large classes. Join fellow alumni Girish Reddy M.Eng. ’78, M.B.A. ’80 Harpal Singh M.S. ’80, Ph.D. ’81, Mark Eisner Ph.D. ’70, Sam Dell B.S. ’65, M.Eng. ’66, and others in supporting students.

Upgrade our teaching infrastructure

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  • Facilities, especially computers, in classrooms, instructional laboratories and student offices need continual upgrading.
  • Creating and implementing new experiential-learning initiatives contribute to the quality of instruction.
  • Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan (CFEM), ORIE’s Wall Street office, hosts one semester of the Financial Engineering masters program as well as outreach activities.

Encourage new initiatives

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Encourage new initiatives to prepare our students to meet new challenges and contribute to societal needs. For example, student projects give students an opportunity to solve real engineering problems, integrate several disciplines to solve these problems, and learn about teamwork, project management, financial issues, and the marketing of results.

Participate through your employer

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Sponsor a Master of Engineering project, assist with recruiting students, provide internships and coop opportunities.

Provide unrestricted support

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We direct unrestricted giving to a variety of needs and opportunities, including student projects, attracting and retaining faculty, and infrastructure enhancement. Your unrestricted support gives us the flexibility to take advantage of opportunities and meet unexpected needs as they arise. Beyond such unrestricted support, contact the ORIE Director for other ideas, including support of endowed positions to attract and retain top talent and to improve our student/faculty teaching ratio, currently the largest in the College of Engineering.

Making a Gift

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Cornell offers a secure web site where you can make gifts directly Corporate matching gifts count as coming from you and are a powerful way to multiply your giving. If your company has a matching gift program, please contact your HR representative about it.

Cornell’s financial advisors can assist you with a number of gift-giving tools designed to meet your family's financial and philanthropic goals, including securities, trusts, bequests and real estate.

For more details please contact:

Tony Simione
Alumni Affairs and Development
Cornell University
256F Carpenter Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Tel: 607.255-1288
Email: ams637@cornell.edu