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.

Instrumental Change

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.

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Highlights

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Growing Together

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.

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Scientist at Heart

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.

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Tartan for Life

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.

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