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Office of Alumni Affairs and Development

Phone: (212) 353-4164
Fax: (212) 353-4342
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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:

Hilary Bonn
Development Associate
(212) 353-4128 |

Cecilia Cammisa
Assistant Director, Major Gifts and Gift Planning
(212) 353-4158 |

Terri Coppersmith
Vice President, Alumni Affairs and Development
(212) 353-4136 |

Anna S. Covatta
Assistant Director, Alumni Affairs
(212) 353-4139 |

Adam D'Alexander
Development Associate, Institutional Giving and Sponsored Projects
(212) 353-4173 |

Jennifer Durst
Deputy Director, Alumni Affairs and Development
(212) 353-4165 |

Andrea Graham
Development Associate, Engagement
(212) 353-4164 |

Daniel Malater
Gifts Coordinator
(212) 353-4166 |

Siri Comeau McDonald
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
(212) 353-4138 |

Crystal Ortiz
Assistant Director, Special Events
(212) 353-4269 |

Ellie Perendy
Development Associate, Individual Giving
(212) 353-4135 |

Elizabeth Rivera
Director of Individual Giving
(212) 353-4171 |

Hannah Teskey
Assistant Director, Individual Giving
(212) 353-4172 |

Silvia Tjioe
Grants Manager
(212) 353-4184 l

  • 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.