The Cooper Union will be closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018 due to inclement weather. Classes are cancelled and offices are closed.



Alison Adams

Development Associate
212.353.4173 |

Ashley Armitage

Administrative Assistant
212.353.4128 |

Cecilia Cammisa

Development Associate
212.353.4158 |

Siri Comeau McDonald

Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
212.353.4138 |

Peter Congleton

Director, Gift Planning
212.353.4172 |

Jennifer Durst

Senior Major Gifts Officer/Assistant Director of Development
212-353-4165 |

Andrea Graham

Development Assistant
212.353.4164 |

Margot Jacoby

Director of Special Events
212.353.4106 |

Nicole Kidston

Interim Vice President of Alumni Affairs and Development
212.353.4136 |

Scott Larner

Manager of Database Operations
212 353-4175 |

Charlotte Longworth

Development Associate
212.353.4104 |

Daniel Malater

Gifts Coordinator
212.353.4166 |

Dominic Matar

Director of Advancement Services
212.353.4167 |

Siddiiqa Mujaffar-Karim

Donor Relations Manager
212.353.4103 |

Crystal Ortiz

Special Events Assistant
212.353.4269 |

Elizabeth Rivera

Senior Major Gifts Officer
212-353-4171 |

  • 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.