Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Carnegie Society

The Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) is a group of generous donors who work together to transform the student experience, pave the way for groundbreaking research and help attract talented, collaborative faculty, students and staff. The ACS was founded in 1972 by 21 CMU alumni and now comprises more than 1,400 members who support our talented students and the university’s investment in new opportunities.

The ACS’s volunteer Executive Board and staff guide its philanthropy and engagement. Members are encouraged to focus their giving on financial aid and special projects that include:

The minimum qualifying gift for ACS members is $2,500 per year. As a member of the ACS, you will receive invitations to exclusive campus and regional events; opportunities to engage with students, faculty, staff and other ACS members; inside communications highlighting university priorities; and interactions with the ACS Scholars, a group of 40 of the best and brightest seniors at CMU.

You can find more information about the ACS at the Frequently Asked Questions page.