$4 Million Matching Challenge

POSTED ON: January 12, 2022

challenge announcement

Alumnus George Reeves ME’64 and his wife Ross Wisnewski are advancing our mission by matching up to $4 million in donor contributions to Cooper this year! Their gift will match donations to any purpose, and will provide additional matches to donors who increase their giving over last year.  


Meet our Challenge donors George and Ross!

Now is the time to give and increase the impact of your dollars - if you give more than you gave last year, your gift could be matched three times by the Challenge!

In this season of gratitude, we send you our sincere thanks for your generosity, and for your involvement in Cooper’s story. 

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  • 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.