Faculty & Staff
As a Carnegie Mellon faculty or staff member, you are an essential part of our campus community. Your dedication to excellence is on display every day. It shows that you care about Carnegie Mellon and that you have a personal stake in maintaining its record of excellence.
An additional way to demonstrate your pride and commitment is by making your annual gift. By investing in Carnegie Mellon with a gift of any size, you are underwriting the continued strength and vitality of our students, faculty and programs. You are also participating in the philanthropic history on which this institution was founded more than 100 years ago. The size of your gift is not nearly as important as the act of giving itself.
In launching the university's campaign, Inspire Innovation, a primary goal is the continued growth of the endowment, the permanent capital of the university. At Carnegie Mellon, the endowment is essential to fueling our innovation. It allows us to seize breakthrough opportunities and attract and retain the best and brightest faculty and students.
Our closest competitors have three times the endowment per full-time student that we do, so we encourage you to consider a gift to the endowment during the campaign.
Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a lasting impact. In addition to strengthening the university's long-term financial stability with a gift to the endowment, there are other ways in which your gift can make an immediate impact:
- Provide the university with maximum financial flexibility by earmarking your gift for the Carnegie Mellon Fund.
- Designate your online gift to a specific school, department or program that is important to you.
- Establish a monthly gift that's comfortable for you using our payroll deduction form [.pdf].
Giving is just one way to support Carnegie Mellon. Many faculty and staff members are also active as volunteers or advocates on behalf of the university. If you are interested in fostering relationships with other faculty and staff members to enhance the effectiveness of the institution’s fundraising efforts, please contact Carole Panno for more details.