Carnegie Mellon University

CMU and YOU: Making an Impact

Since 1972, Andrew Carnegie Society members have supported Carnegie Mellon students, faculty and staff and made possible transformative ideas in technology, art and performance, business and policy, and so much more.

ACS members carry onward the spirit of philanthropy that was so central to Andrew Carnegie’s heart and philosophy.

We give because we are inspired by the CMU community, by the actions and leadership of our classmates, and by our collective impact. Your support is deeply appreciated by Tartans everywhere.

In this issue, you’ll learn about ACS Legacy fellowships, take an insider’s look at the first-of-its-kind CMU Cloud Lab and enjoy a profile of an ACS member like yourself.

I look forward to getting to know you at events throughout the year and working together to advance CMU, our student and faculty beneficiaries, and the programs that are closest to your heart.

Thank you for being a part of the ACS story.

With my heart in the work,

John Watts (TPR 1985, 1988)
President, Andrew Carnegie Society

Fall 2023 ACS Insider Stories

900x600_christianenoll_ace-24-009-sq.webpHelping Students Shine

After 35 years in the entertainment industry, Carnegie Mellon alumna Christiane Noll is looking back with satisfaction, and giving forward as a member of the Andrew Carnegie Society.

Read the Story

900x600_cloudlab_ace-24-009-sq.webpAccelerating Scientific Discovery

The new Carnegie Mellon University Cloud Lab harnesses the possibilities of automated science and accelerates the potential impact of the research being done at CMU.

Read the story

Creating Connections

ACS Legacy fellowships build meaningful relationships between graduate students and their supporters

Members of the Andrew Carnegie Society are known for their generous support of the student experience, impactful research and attracting highly talented students to Carnegie Mellon.

For some of the most sought-after graduate students, ACS Legacy fellowships provide the necessary financial resources to further their education and research. Without financial barriers, these talented students can focus on pursuing their aspirations, conducting innovative research and preparing to become the leaders of the future.

To date, 365 ACS Legacy fellowships have been awarded to 475 students. This generosity is another example of ACS members’ commitment to Carnegie Mellon students and their bright futures.

ACS Legacy fellowships also help CMU compete for the best master’s and doctoral candidates. By offering these prestigious fellowships, candidates know that CMU is confident in their potential and invested in their success.

This fellowship provides more than just financial support. With a gift to fellowships, supporters have the opportunity to develop a personal and rewarding relationship with a graduate student, if they choose.

These relationships are built through emails, letters, visits to campus and events, and have a lasting impact on both sides.

Learn more about ACS Legacy fellowships by contacting Jeff Miracle, executive director of development, at or 412-268-2311.