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. ACS was founded in 1972 by 21 CMU alumni and now comprises more than 3,500 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:
- ACS Legacy Scholarships
- Small Undergraduate Research Grants
- Student Experience Enhancement Fund
The minimum qualifying gift for ACS members is $2,500 per year. As a member of 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.
Looking for a way to get involved?
The ACS Leaders Program is a new initiative aimed at connecting ACS members with each other. The program offers several benefits:
- Active participation in select ACS Board initiatives and events
- Exclusive networking opportunities with members of the CMU community
- Peer-to-peer volunteer training