Cooper Together 2023

More than 300 alumni joined in Cooper Together 2023 meet-ups around the globe – from Tokyo to Houston to Boston to London – raising a glass to Peter Cooper's birthday and his inspiring philanthropic spirit. Cooper alumni know how to celebrate!  

Please honor Peter Cooper's philanthropic legacy with a gift.

Every donation helps The Cooper Union's future alumni, who will impact our world just like you have, in part because of the education you received at the institution Peter Cooper founded 164 years ago.

Let's do this together!

Give Securely Online

Send a Check, Transfer Securities, and Other Ways to Give

Plan a Gift for the Future


Membership Programs

The Cooper Union is pleased to offer the following Membership programs for donors to our special programs. Click on the link below to learn more.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Great Hall


  • 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.