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Thank You

When alumnus George Reeves ME’64 and his wife, Ross Wisnewski, asked you to join them in meeting their $4 million matching gift challenge last fall, more than 1,600 friends like you answered their call. Now, less than four months later, more than $8 million has been raised, moving The Cooper Union another step closer to full-tuition scholarships for all.


Thank you from our Challenge donors George and Ross!

We are so grateful to George and Ross for their philanthropic leadership, which has inspired so many, and we especially thank all of you who gave and helped Cooper realize this important goal.

If you have not yet donated this year, you still can. Your gift will provide current and future students with the resources needed to reach their fullest potential.

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Membership Programs

The Cooper Union is pleased to offer the following Membership programs for donors to our special programs. Click on the link below to learn more.

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.