Profiles of Supporters
Cooper Union's supporters are the cornerstone of the institution's future. Our generous supporters include alumni, current students, parents and friends. To learn more about their stories, read the profiles below:
It is a privilege to contribute to The Cooper Union gift annuities program. Giving ensures that future generations of students will have the same opportunity afforded me.
Faith and Marvin Dean
Donald and Jane Deed
We’ve made many donations to our alma mater over the years and were proud and pleased to be able to do so. Establishing a gift annuity is one of the most rewarding contributions we’ve made to The Cooper Union.
Ben and Sue Eisenberg
ChE '61 and CE '62
Diana Georgescu and Vincent Lee
AR '75 and AR '77
Purvi Gandhi Irwin and Allen Irwin
AR '03 and BSE '02
Angelo Maragos, BSE ’07
Yashodhan (Yash) Risbud
I give back because I feel I owe a debt to Cooper Union. Had it not been for Cooper Union and the education it gave me, my life would have been much poorer and less rewarding. Using the IRA rollover provision, I was able to make a lasting contribution during my lifetime. With the proceeds of my IRA distribution, my wife and I created an endowed fund that will provide scholarships to students in the Albert Nerken School of Engineering for generations to come. This manner of giving is rewarding for me, and will give future students at Cooper similar opportunities.
Setting up annual awards for outstanding graduates who attended the School of Art and the School of Architecture is our way of sharing our good fortune with future ‘stars’ from an outstanding institution.