The CALS Campaign
CALS is Life. Changing. As part of Cornell’s historic "To Do the Greatest Good" campaign to raise at least $5 billion to make the world better for future generations, CALS aims to raise $300 million to tackle the challenges of our times through purpose-driven science that advances understanding and improves life.
Ways to support CALS
Faculty, program support & research
Our faculty's globally recognized expertise is the cornerstone of CALS' reputation as a premier institution of scientific learning and enables us to attract the best students. Gifts in support of faculty help us attract outstanding researchers and instructors, while retaining those already on campus.
Make a gift to support CALS faculty:
Student support & affordability
CALS has opened its doors to the best and brightest students for more than 100 years. Scholarship is critical to ensuring that the cost of a CALS education stays within the reach of deserving students, without regard to their financial circumstances.
The Annual Fund is the lifeblood of CALS. Gifts to our annual fund immediately impact the college’s priorities - enabling students to pursue their education and engage in experiential opportunities, and giving faculty and graduate students the resources to leverage their knowledge and research into solutions that create a more sustainable, healthy and equitable world.
It is no small task to keep up CALS’ 500 buildings (totaling over 3.5 million square feet) and over 10,000 acres of agricultural and natural lands across New York State and beyond. The historic Plant Science building is the home to our world-renowned School of Integrative Plant Science, and much of it has not been renovated since the original construction in the 1920s. Phase 1 of the renovation will begin in fall 2022.
Diversity, equity & inclusion
CALS is committed to building and sustaining an inclusive environment for our entire community of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. We support a diverse group of scholars who engage in transformative research and directly address systemic racism and inequities through inclusive teaching, innovative research, effective communication, and dedication to broadening participation.
Roadmap to 2050
Nourishing people and planet as interconnected systems that create opportunities for digital agriculture, circularity, markets and economic development, and impactful local solutions from New York to the world.
From biomolecules, genes, and evolution to human behavior, development and communication, species composition, biodiversity conservation and the biosphere.
Harnessing the power of science and innovation biology to engineer new material solutions, create sustainable technologies for markets, and understand such advances from a societal perspective.
From energy resources, greenhouse gas reductions, carbon capture, and resilience to adaptation, economics, climate justice, and food security.
How to make your gift
Call us at 1-800-279-3099, and we can help you make your gift over the phone.
Make your gift using a check made payable to Cornell University and include Agriculture and Life Sciences in your memo line and mail to the following address: Cornell University, P.O. Box 37334, Boone, IA 50037.
Questions or more information
Sharon L. Detzer '88
Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
Email: sld4 [at] cornell.edu
There are a variety of giving opportunities including endowments, planned giving and more.
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