Campaign Stories - Inspire Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

The Stories Behind Inspire Innovation

  • Alumni

    • A Lasting Legacy

      Jim and Janel Miller made their first gift to the university because it seemed like the right thing to do. A quarter of a century later, it still does. Read More

      It All Adds Up

      It was 1947. Al Mengato (E’49) was playing intramural football with his fraternity brothers at Carnegie Tech when Mary Rita Grosswege (MM’51) walked by. One of Al’s fraternity brothers had already met Mary Rita and encouraged Al to ask her out. So he did. Read More

      Run On

      Kelly Chin (TPR’02) and her winter track teammates used to dream about having an indoor field house on campus where they could practice. Read More

      Full Circle

      As President and CEO of the World Environmental Center, Terry F. Yosie (HS'75, '81) still uses the skills he learned at Carnegie Mellon on a daily basis. Read More

      A Generation of Giving

      For Greg and Pat Polansky, Carnegie Mellon University - and giving back - is a family affair. Read More

      Pay it Forward

      If you were fortunate enough to have the opportunity of a lifetime, would you consider paying it forward? Read More

      Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders

      Russell T. Crockett Jr. (CIT'87) credits his Carnegie Mellon education and student advisors' support with playing crucial roles in his success in the chemical industry. ... Read More

      A Humanitarian Concern

      For the Remala family, philanthropy—and their interest in Carnegie Mellon—is a family affair. Rao Remala grew up in India before coming to America in 1981 to work for Microsoft, where he became an industry legend, writing the original code for the first Microsoft Windows platform. Read More

      Beyond the Classroom

      Shrinivas V. Dempo (TPR '95) had big shoes to fill. With a career at his family's business mapped out for him, he didn't need an MBA for job security. But Dempo knew that family connections don't ensure success. Read More
  • Artistic Inquiry

    • Crossing Academic Boundaries

      Rakesh Ramde (TPR’96) earned his MBA from Carnegie Mellon and works in Silicon Valley’s high-tech industry. Yet it’s an aspiring Carnegie Mellon drama student he and his wife chose to support through their Andrew Carnegie Society Legacy Scholarship. Read More

      A Musical Matter

      Richard Randall has always loved music. First a listener, then performer, scholar and finally teacher, his perception of music has evolved over the years. But his passion hasn't faded. In fact, it's the reason for his research. Read More
  • Energy, Environment, Sustainability

    • Keeping the Lights on

      In addition to a keen desire to stem the effects of global warming ... Read More
  • Faculty

    • Going the Extra Mile

      Eric Grotzinger and his wife, Shelley, quietly live each day 'giving back.' Read More

      Opportunity Knocks

      When opportunity knocks, Rick (E'84) and Jill (E'82) Creech make the most of it. With the help of financial aid packages, both were afforded the opportunity to attend Carnegie Mellon University. They jumped at the chance. Read More

      Library Loyalty

      Carnegie Mellon University's founder, Andrew Carnegie, famously said: "My heart is in the work." Read More
  • General

    • Inspiring Creativity

      Carnegie Mellon University recently announced a $1 million endowment to name a CMU studio dedicated to the collaboration of art, technology and other disciplines across the university. Read More

      A Wise Investment

      It’s the people who set Carnegie Mellon apart from other universities. They’re also the reason Paul (S’86) and Allison (TPR’88) Russo choose to give back to the university today. Read More
  • Health and Wellness

    • Fighting Cancer

      Established in 2007 through a $5 million gift from Ray and Stephanie Lane, researchers at the Ray and Stephanie Lane Center for Computational Biology ... Read More
  • Student

    • An Animated Dream

      At Carnegie Mellon, our students combine arts with technology to create innovations with impact. Read More

      Part Loyalty. Part Giving Back.

      Angie Salame (TPR'07) gives back to the Carnegie Mellon University SIFE chapter for one important reason. The program helped her get to where she is today. Read More

      A Family Affair

      It was her father's dream - to have Judy Hallinen and her two siblings attend Carnegie Mellon. Amazingly, he saw all three graduate from the university, beginning a family tradition. Read More

      Tweeting Appreciation

      “Thanks @CarnegieMellon for my science scholarship honoring alum/astronaut Judith Resnik…” Dinah Winnick posted to her Twitter account on the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster. Read More