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You Can Make It Happen: Summer 2013
Creative ways to make a difference at Cornell

Fund student-led good works

Up to 20 Engaged Scholars participate in community service, internships, training and work over a two- to three-year period and are provided with support, faculty mentorship and funding resources to see their community projects come to fruition. $60,000 a year (or $1.25 million to endow and name the program)

Let's Get Ready event

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Level the playing field

Let's Get Ready envisions a world where students from all socioeconomic backgrounds have equal access to the support they need to reach higher education. Instruction is provided by trained and motivated Cornell undergraduates who work with participants in SAT prep, tutoring and college admissions counseling. $20,000 a year (or $400,000 to endow and name the program)

Connect town and gown

Cal Walker

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Each year, leaders from the Ithaca-area community are chosen as Civic Leader Fellows (e.g., former fellow Cal Walker, left) and are offered full access to Cornell, are provided speaking venues and have tangible discourse with students and faculty, and are provided an honorarium to support a community development initiative. $25,000 a year (or $500,000 to endow and name the program)

Educate new students about alcohol

Help the Class of 2017 make safe choices about drinking by funding Alcohol-Wise, an online course completed each year by more than 3,000 entering students. $12,500

wine  and liquor bottles

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Promote graduate student mental health

10 Easy Wasy to Reduce Your Stress poster

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Support graduate and professional student mental health by developing a new version of Cornell's nationally recognized "Notice and Respond" DVD-based program for assisting students in distress. View trailers of current programs at $35,000

Teach men

Educate male students about their role in preventing sexual violence by funding a two-year project focusing on bystander behavior, power dynamics and alcohol. $100,000

Raise the level of discourse

Support a course for undergraduate students to provide them with a critical analysis of front-page news on important international political developments. Your gift will bring faculty and prominent visitors to campus to reflect on elections, wars and conflicts, and address topics such as terrorism, immigration policy, climate change and global health issues. $100,000

image from Einaudi Center photo contest

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Sponsor an international forum

Support a forum fund for the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies to organize discourses on global issues and current events across disciplinary areas and regions of the world. These public forums are for students, faculty and the community. $15,000 for one forum

To make a gift, or for more information about these and other giving opportunities, email

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