2015: Year of Giving
In 2015, the Atkinson Center raised over $3 million from more than 100 donors. Fifty of these gifts came in on Cornell Giving Day alone!
Becky and Jim Morgan
Some key gifts included $1.12 million from Patricia and David Atkinson ’60 to catalyze ACSF’s collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund; a $1 million gift from James and Rebecca Morgan, ’60, to launch our collaboration with The Nature Conservancy; an anonymous $400,000 gift; and Sesquicentennial support of $150,000 from David Drinkwater ’94.
This fall, we jumpstarted the vital project of endowing the Center’s three faculty directorships at the half-time level. An alumni couple stepped up to endow the faculty director of energy position with a gift of $2 million, leveraging the Atkinsons’ $1 million challenge match.
Pat and David Atkinson
Endowing the other two directorships—in environment and economic development—is our highest fundraising priority for 2016. We are grateful for the vibrant support of all of our friends and donors as we meet this challenge. Please consider supporting ACSF in 2016 or as part of your year-end contributions.