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.
CMU, R.K. Mellon Foundation Announce Historic Partnership
The Foundation has approved a $150 million grant to CMU — the largest single grant in the Foundation's 74-year history
The grant will support cutting-edge science building on campus, and new robotics center and advanced manufacturing institute at Hazelwood Green.
Alumni rally to endow an award named for Jennifer Church Hightower
Jennifer Church Hightower, a former Carnegie Mellon University dean of Student Affairs, touched many student lives during her tenure on campus with her kindness, empathy and influence.
Carnegie Mellon, Heinz Endowments Launch Initiative to Promote Economic Empowerment, Address Inequities in Pittsburgh Region
The sweeping initiative will leverage the university’s internationally recognized strengths in applied research to address longstanding barriers to equity and foster economic empowerment in the greater Pittsburgh region.
Andrew Carnegie Society members empower outstanding CMU seniors
They represent 30 academic programs across Carnegie Mellon. They come from 16 U.S. states and six countries. They’re involved in more than 100 student organizations, athletic teams and other campus groups.
More Stories of Impact
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