2010 Donor Report

We gratefully acknowledge all those whose generous contributions have provided vital support for The Cooper Union during the past year. Gifts included in the 2010 Donor Report were received between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010:

Annual Fund Giving Societies

Founder's Day Dinner Dance

In Honor of/In Memory of

Senior Class Gift

Parents of Alumni

Parents of Current Students

PAGE Funds

Corporate Matching Gifts

Friends of Cooper Union

Named Gifts and Funds

Estate and Planned Gifts

Building Fund

Urban Visionaries

Golf Tournament

Athletics Fund

Lifetime Giving Societies

Gifts in Kind

Class Giving

  • 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.