Carnegie Mellon University

Inspiring Donor Stories

Thanks to supporters like you, we are able to make so much possible at CMU, and we are deeply grateful for your continued and dedicated commitment to our entire community.


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Tepper School of Business alumnus Steve Feyer encourages Tartans of all ages to get their will and estate plans in place — the sooner the better.

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chrisforland_900x600.jpgA Rewarding Retirement

Chris Forland’s years on campus prepared him for future successes, and he’s paying it forward to ensure the same  holds true for Tartan engineers and his loved ones.

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900x600_dushaw_gp-22-024.jpgHearts of Tartan

More than 70 years after they fell in love at CMU, Bob and Marty DuShaw’s support for undergraduate scholarships shows their hearts will always be in the work.

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Over the past 30 years, Audrey Fitzgerald has always quite literally answered the call to support the next chapter of the Carnegie Mellon University story.

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Tartan Traditions Newsletter

Our Tartan Traditions newsletter brings educational and enjoyable content directly to your mailbox and inbox. Make sure you don’t miss a single issue filled with inspiring stories about donors just like you by ensuring your contact information is up-to-date with CMU!


  • Alumnus Steve Feyer is planning ahead and urgings others to do the same with their will and estate plans. He's sharing his intentions with his loved ones to create a fellowship for MBA students in the future.

  • From reviewing your IRA and 401(k) accounts to evaluating a gift of appreciated assets, there are many creative and customizable charitable options to help you support the people and places close to your heart.

Fall 2022 Edition:

  • College of Engineering alumnus Chris Forland’s years on campus prepared him for future successes, and he’s paying it forward to ensure the same holds true for Tartan engineers and his loved ones.

  • You can make a difference for your fellow Tartans at Carnegie Mellon University with charitable gift annuities — while also enjoying the security of reliable payments for life.

Spring 2022 Edition:

  • College of Fine Arts alumni Bernard “Bernie” and Sally Dobroski’s lives were transformed at Carnegie Tech, and now they’re focused on ensuring the same for future Tartans though an endowed scholarship and a pair of endowed funds.

  • Thinking about making a tax-advantaged gift and are age 70 1/2 or older? A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from an IRA could be an excellent option to support your favorite area of CMU.

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If you’ve made a life income gift to Carnegie Mellon or have named CMU in your estate plans, the university is proud to welcome you as a member of The Warner Circle donor recognition society. Let us know you’ve included CMU in your estate or financial plans by filling out our online form 

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