Ways to Give
To assure your gift is credited to the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering for the purpose that you wish, please state your intent in the Questions/Comments area of the online form. Of course unrestricted gifts are always welcome--whether directed to CEE, the College of Engineering or another of your Cornell interests. These gifts help us be most responsive to emerging needs and opportunities both now and in the future.
Year-round giving opportunities
- CEE Alumni Discretionary Fund
Civil and Environmental Engineering utilizes unrestricted gifts to assist with undergraduate instructional, research and other educational enrichment activities.
- Teaching Lab and Shop Endowment
Our teaching labs provide students with course concepts and an opportunity to study methods used by engineers in real life. The CEE shop provides a learning environment where students can design and manufacture projects for course work and research.
- Support a Fellowship / Scholarship
Alumni endowments and donations in the form of fellowships provide a great source of funding for our graduate students.
- Environmental Processes Laboratories Fund
This environmental laboratory space supports research and teaching in environmental processes. Our faculty and students are addressing critical issues related to sustainable energy and environmental protection, and have made breakthrough discoveries of microorganisms to be used in remediation technologies directed at hazardous waste sites.
- Richard N. White Instructional Laboratory Fund
This fund supports the future operation, upgrading of, and equipment for the Richard N. White Instructional Laboratory which is used as an instructional laboratory within the Bovay Laboratory Complex of CEE.
- The Walter R. Lynn Environmental and Water Resources Systems M.Eng. Award
The late Professor Walter Lynn was internationally well-known for his application of systems analysis methods to wastewater treatment plant design and financing. Under Lynn’s direction Cornell’s leadership in Environmental and Water Resource Systems (EWRS) began. This fund provides financial support to students enrolled in the Civil and Environmental Engineering M.Eng. Program.
Note there are opportunities to pledge a gift over a period of five years or to time your gift to maximize your Class Reunion fundraising campaign. Commitments also can be made through certain estate tax planning opportunities, such as a charitable lead trust, or in other forms including securities and real estate.