Resources for Advisors

We welcome the opportunity to work with you in helping your clients identify tax-wise and beneficial ways to support The Cooper Union. The college's Office of Planned Giving provides a range of charitable gift planning options and services. The Cooper Union, its employees or representatives, do not offer legal or financial advice, and we encourage prospective donors to consult with their own professional advisers before making decisions based on information we provide. Please feel free to e-mail us directly for information or assistance on a confidential basis.


Use our self-help gift calculator to demonstrate potential benefits of a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust for your clients.

Legal Name, Tax ID, and Tax Exempt Information
If you plan to include The Cooper Union in your estate planning documents for your clients, our legal name and corporate title is "The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art."

Cooper Union Tax ID
Our Tax Identification number is 13-5562985.

Tax Exempt Information
The Cooper Union, as represented by our legal name of "The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art," is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. The Cooper Union's tax exempt status is documented by the certificate issued by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury on July 28, 2003. To receive a copy of the certificate please call 212.353.4172 or send an e-mail to

View Sample Bequest Language to include in your client's estate planning documents.

Estate Distribution Information

All correspondence and distribution checks related to a deceased donor should be directed to Donna Lippman, Director of Planned Giving.

Contact Information

Donna Lippman
Director of Planned Giving

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
30 Cooper Square, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003-7120
tel: 212-353-4172
fax: 212-353-4327

  • 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.