With the current high rate of contagiousness and infection from Omicron, we have made the decision to conduct all January classes remotely and to require, with limited exceptions, all employees without essential on-campus duties during this period to work from home through January 28th.  For more information on Covid-19 and the start of spring semester, please use this link to our Covid Response page.  

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Office of Alumni Affairs and Development

Phone: (212) 353-4164
Fax: (212) 353-4342
Email: alumni@cooper.edu | development@cooper.edu | annualfund@cooper.edu

Mailing Address:
The Cooper Union
P.O. Box 22422
New York, NY 10087-2422

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For more specific inquiries, contact one of the following staff members:

Cecilia Cammisa
Assistant Director, Major Gifts and Gift Planning

Terri Coppersmith
Vice President, Alumni Affairs and Development

Anna S. Covatta
Assistant Director, Alumni Affairs

Adam D'Alexander
Development Associate, Institutional Giving and Sponsored Projects

Jennifer Durst
Deputy Director, Alumni Affairs and Development

Andrea Graham
Development Associate, Engagement

Daniel Malater
Gifts Coordinator

Siri Comeau McDonald
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Crystal Ortiz
Assistant Director, Special Events

Ellie Perendy
Development Associate, Individual Giving

Elizabeth Rivera
Director of Individual Giving

Hannah Teskey
Assistant Director, Individual Giving

Silvia Tjioe
Grants Manager

  • 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.