Carnegie Mellon University

Impact of Giving


Scholarships, hands-on learning, innovative research, educational enrichment — at CMU, it all begins with generous supporters like you.  

Discover how our donors are making a difference for the next generation of scholars, inventors, artists and makers.

Supporters Take Giving CMU Day to New Heights

Tartan community rallies for record-breaking day of philanthropy

On December 1, Tartans around the world joined forces to make Giving CMU Day 2020 the greatest ever. Together, they broke last year's records for both donors and gifts, with 5,679 supporters contributing $1,550,287 to the areas of CMU closest to their hearts. 

Read more to discover the global impact of this extraordinary day.

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Highlights

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Warming Hearts and Homes

Giving CMU Day supporters empower students to use their education for good in the Pittsburgh community

As temperatures drop, many Pittsburgh residents struggle to keep up with rising utility bills. Thanks to generous supporters, CMU student organization Freedom by Design is helping them save on heating costs by winterizing their homes.

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Reinventing Internships

Supporters help students gain practical experience through virtual internships

As the coronavirus pandemic affected businesses and nonprofits across the country, many Carnegie Mellon University students were left scrambling when their summer internship offers suddenly fell through.

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A Powerful Network of Support

Holleran Scholars program opens doors for the next generation of leaders and philanthropists

When a generous donor made it possible for T. Jerome “Jerry” Holleran to attend Carnegie Mellon University, Jerry promised to help another student in the future. Today, he has kept that promise hundreds of times over.

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