Give to the Annual Fund

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We are deeply grateful to the generous alumni, parents, students and friends of The Cooper Union, who contributed an historic $3.9 million to the Annual Fund this past fiscal year. 

The Annual Fund is crucial to supporting The Cooper Union’s talented faculty; state-of-the-art classrooms, studios and labs; student services such as career counseling and athletic programs; and everything else that contributes to making The Cooper Union a top-ranked educational institution. Your generosity makes an immediate difference. 

  • Alumni—Give back something for the extraordinary gift you received when you were accepted by The Cooper Union.

  • Neighbors and Friends—Put forward a vote of confidence in a very special institution serving our students, New York City, the country and the world.

  • Parents—Contribute to the Annual Fund, which provides for your children and will continue to do so for future generations.

  • Students—Pay tribute to the education you are receiving and ensure that future students have access to the same resources that enhance your education and life.

Gifts of all sizes make an impact and allow the college to allocate funds to the most immediate needs. Since the Fund year runs from July through June, gifts must be recorded by June 30th to be counted in the current fund year. 

To make an Annual Fund gift today, please click here. For more information about the Annual Fund, email or call (212) 353-4103.  If you wish to mail in a donation, please write a check made payable to The Cooper Union and mail to the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Square, 8th floor, New York, NY 10003. 

The Cooper Union values your generosity. Click on Meet Our Supporters to see how we acknowledge your gift.

  • 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.