2023 CUAA Founder’s Day Awards Ceremony

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 6:30 - 9:30pm

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Register now for the Cooper Union Alumni Association Founder's Day Ceremony.  Reception to follow.  Come celebrate this year's CUAA Award recipients!

Thursday, February 9
6:30-8:30 p.m. EST

Cooper Union*
41 Cooper Square
Rose Auditorium

$40 registration fee.  Please register in advance here.

This event is presented as part of Cooper Together 2023Click here to see the full schedule of planned events.

Please contact Jennifer Durst, Deputy Director of Alumni Affairs and Development, at jennifer.durst@cooper.edu or 212-353-4165. 

*Must present proof of vaccination to security to enter the building. 

Located at 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • 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.