Giving and Impact

Supporting Our Key Priorities

A screenshot of the CVM Giving page, displaying the words "Support Scholarships" over a photo of a student smiling during the 2018 hooding ceremony

The college’s new giving website provides opportunities to learn about our fundraising priorities and where philanthropy can have the greatest impact. We are helping our students pursue their dreams, investing in veterinary business education, translating scientific discovery into life-saving solutions, ensuring exceptional care and discovery, and protecting the health of animals, humans and the planet.

Making a Difference in the Lives of Animals and People 

We’re passionate about responding to the world’s most pressing health challenges. From helping pets to researching cancer, to saving wildlife, our alumni, donors and friends help make a difference.

$15.40 M
total raised in new gifts and pledges
$ 2.13 M
raised to support student scholarships
$ 2.82 M
value of new bequests and estate gifts received
$  1.05 M
raised in unrestricted gifts*
$13.2 M
total cash gifts

*Unrestricted gifts provide the college with a critical source of funds used where needed most

Dollars donated by group

Pie chart showing percentage of dollars donated by group.

Donor group Percent
Friends 54%
Corporations & Foundations 21%
Non-D.V.M. Alumni 13%
CVM Alumni 11%
Other 1%
Total                  100%

Engaging Our Community

Connecting our alumni and friends with each other and the College of Veterinary Medicine community is more important than ever. We are working every day to showcase the college's dedication to research, animal care and public health, and provide opportunities to become engaged with and support our work.  

CVM alumni attend a college reunion event

alumni and friends engaged in college programming
events for CVM alumni during Cornell Virtual Reunion
events for donors, alumni and friends
volunteers engaged