Alumni-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Get Involved

Alumni have tremendous impact on the Department's continued success. Are you ready to get involved? 

  • Join the Alumni Advisor Network to mentor students, have career conversations, share experiences, hold mock interviews, and review resumes.
  • Attend career fairs and corporate presentations to share your expertise with current students.
  • Be a corporate champion to build relationships with your employing organization. Encourage your company to recruit for full-time positions, internships, and co-ops, or participate in corporate sponsorships and partnerships. 
  • Volunteer with the Alumni Association during events and other opportunities.
  • Give by earmarking your gift directly to the Department of Mechanical Engineering for greatest impact. See details below.

Why give?

Your gift to Mechanical Engineering has a lasting effect and is an expression of your commitment to innovation, hands-on-learning, and real world problem solving. Support from our alumni helps us to:

  • Educate tomorrow's engineers
  • Advance the frontiers of knowledge
  • Improve our quality of life
  • Make the world a safer and better place

How do I make my gift?

Your gift has the greatest impact on the Department of Mechanical Engineering when you designated it to the "Mechanical Engineering Development Fund." Give: 

  • Online
  • By phone: 412-268-2021
  • Through the mail: Carnegie Mellon University PO Box 371525 Pittsburgh, PA 15251-7525

 Don't forget to ask your employer about matching gifts.

Annual Giving

Our annual fund, the Mechanical Engineering Development Fund, consists of gifts that are unrestricted and are generally spent in the fiscal year in which they are given. Your gift to the Mechanical Engineering Development Fund helps to defray the costs of educating tomorrow’s leaders and also assists in advancing the frontiers of engineering knowledge in our department, on campus, and beyond.

Major Gifts

Donors who make major gifts (generally $50,000 and above) often choose to create lasting legacies by establishing or contributing to an endowed fund. Endowments are permanent assets that generate income to support a particular program or area specified by the donor.

Endowed funds can be unrestricted, providing a source of 'seed funding,' or designated for a variety of purposes including scholarships and fellowships; professorships, directorships, and deanships; academic or research or programs; and maintenance of facilities.

Endowments may be named for the donor and/or someone a donor wishes to honor or memorialize. 

Naming Opportunities

Donors who establish endowed funds or make major gifts for buildings, research or program funds, or other ongoing projects may choose have their named associated with the fund or the area. Or they may wish to honor or memorialize another person.

Questions about planned giving? Contact Gena Henry at 412.268.3421 or