Make a Gift
Established by a transformative gift from David R. Atkinson, Cornell Atkinson has become the hub of sustainability research at Cornell University.
We rely on the support of Cornell alumni and friends to advance our mission of catalyzing extraordinary change. Your donation will help us find sustainable solutions to food security, climate risk, energy transitions, and health.
Please contact Chelsea Carr for more information, or to discuss your interest in making a gift.
Gifts may also be made securely online, by mail, or over the phone:
- Online: Make your gift to Cornell Atkinson online.
- By mail: Mail your check to Cornell University, Box 37334, Boone, IA 50037-0334
(Please make checks payable to Cornell University and be sure to note for “Cornell Atkinson” in the check memo.)
- By phone: Call 1-800-279-3099 to give your credit card information to a member of Cornell’s giving staff.
Please note that Cornell University accepts gifts of cash and securities, stock or mutual fund shares, and bonds. Your company may also match qualifying donations to nonprofit organizations.
Alumni and supporters who are dedicated to seeing Cornell Atkinson pioneer long-term sustainability solutions have shown their support through thoughtful philanthropic planning.
Planned gifts might include a bequest of wide-ranging assets to Cornell Atkinson in your will or living trust, or by naming the center as the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy, or retirement fund. These gifts provide essential support for Cornell Atkinson’s future – building a more resilient tomorrow for all of us.
You might also choose a planned gift that generates lifetime income for you or your chosen beneficiaries. Planned gifts might also involve making a gift from a tax-advantageous source, or appreciated asset, or a combination of philanthropic structures.
Cornell’s Office of Trusts, Estates and Gift Planning has dedicated staff available to you to offer guidance on how to make an impactful gift to Cornell Atkinson that honors your timeframe and financial goals. You can learn more about the options available to you by contacting Justine Guariglia for personalized guidance and information, without obligation.
We honor those donors with planned gift intentions with membership in Cornell’s Cayuga Society.