Cooper Parents

Wendy Ku with her son, Stephen Ku AR'19

Wendy Ku with her son, Stephen Ku AR'19

Parents and families are an important part of the Cooper community. Their most important role is to support their student as they undertake the rigors of a Cooper education and we invite parents to directly impact and enhance the student experience. Through encouraging parent philanthropy, engaging leadership donor parents and hosting parents events, we view parents as partners. Consider making an Annual Fund gift.

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If you have any questions or concerns, the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development would love to hear from you. Contact us by sending an email to parents@cooper.edu or calling (212) 353-4164.

  • 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.