Giving Day: #CooperTogether4/29

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Thanks to you, our Cooper Community of students, alumni, family and friends, our first annual Giving Day: Cooper Together 4/29 was a great success! 
We exceeded our $429,000 goal for student scholarships, facilities, and academic life! 
We couldn’t do it without your support. Every gift brings us closer to returning to 100% fully-funded tuition for all Cooper Union undergraduate students. 
Haven't made your gift yet? There's still time! Just click here to make a safe and secure donation! And remember, your donation will be matched thanks to the George Wallerstein $1.8 million matching gift. All new and increased gifts will be tripled! 


  • 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.