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.
Music performance goes digital with donor support
During the pandemic, gifts from Tartan supporters helped the university adapt key student experiences to a rapidly changing world. CMU School of Music students in Lance LaDuke’s remote performance class were just one group to benefit from community support.
When COVID-19 paused in-person performances, these talented musicians created high-quality recordings and amplified their creativity in new ways, thanks to a generous gift of equipment from alumnus Bob Summer.
CMU supporters expand impact of Tartan Scholars program
Thanks to generous support from the CMU community, the Tartan Scholars program is helping high-achieving students from limited-resource backgrounds thrive during college — and know where to turn for help when they need it.
Fellowship support empowers Ph.D. student on lifelong mission
Becca Rapp's Tartan roots go back to childhood, when she attended the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES) summer program. Today, she holds a master’s degree in physics from the Mellon College of Science and is working toward her Ph.D.
Katherine Kohatsu, principal in the strategy and transaction practice at EY, has a long connection with CMU — from her days as a College of Engineering undergraduate to her time as an MBA student in the Tepper School of Business to her role today as a member of the Andrew Carnegie Society Board.
More Stories of Impact
Carnegie Mellon, Heinz Endowments Launch Initiative to Promote Economic Empowerment, Address Inequities in Pittsburgh Region
Modern Languages Legend
Professor Emerita Barbara Freed is giving back to ensure the Modern Languages Department's impact continues
A Legacy of Love
“This fund will offer permanent support for research-involved undergraduate students”
Helping Students Thrive
Thanks to supporters, students are able to exercise their bodies, minds and spirits every day
Supporters Take Giving CMU Day to New Heights
Tartan community rallies for record-breaking day of philanthropy
Supporters help students gain practical experience through virtual internships
A Powerful Network of Support
Holleran Scholars program opens doors for the next generation of leaders and philanthropists
Remembering through Making
A family tragedy inspired a commitment to learning and community for alumni Noelle and David Conover
Leading with Heart
The Cards began their story at CMU, and they’re making an impact for fellow Tartans
A Meaningful Impact
Audrey Fitzgerald has always answered the call to support the next chapter of the CMU story
Two Generations of Musical Passion
Kyle Johnson shares a unique bond with the donor who is helping him realize his aspirations of excellence
CMU Community Comes Together to Support Students
New Tartan Emergency Support Fund Assists with Financial Challenges from COVID-19
Striking the Right Chord
High-quality pianos are indispensable for delivering an exceptional education to music students
Engineering Deanship Endowed with $15 Million Gift
Nancy and William Strecker provide a transformational gift
A Worthwhile Investment
A lifetime of savvy financial decisions position Claude and Verna Gibble to share their hard-earned savings with the next generation of students
A Quest for Knowledge and Innovation
An undergraduate research fellowship enriches Isabelle Chickanosky’s education — and helps her unlock the medical possibilities of silk
A Mother’s Legacy for Arts Enrichment
Janice Watson pays tribute to her late daughter by supporting creative expression and artistic exploration
A Legacy for the Love of Music
Music industry mogul Robert D. Summer supports the School of Music’s scholars