Carnegie Mellon University

Student Giving at CMU

When you give back to Carnegie Mellon, it is more than a donation — it’s your chance to impact the programs you love, leave a legacy at CMU and help future Tartans for years to come. Your gift is an expression of appreciation for the experiences that made your time at CMU so incredible.

Give to what you love

You can support the area of CMU that means the most to you — a college, department, club, organization or program that has made a difference in your life.

It is important for us to support the next generation of students so they can have the same wonderful experience we currently have.”

Olivia Xu, Class of 2023

Student Giving Committee

Join the 2022-2023 Student Giving Committee!

The Student Giving Committee (SGC) is a group of students that promotes philanthropy on campus by encouraging their peers to give back. SGC members support large events like CMU Giving Day, Plaid Palooza, Thank A Donor Day and much more. The SGC is a great way to gain leadership experience, make a difference at CMU and score some exclusive swag!

If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please contact Jackie Otto, Associate Director, Annual Giving at

“Everyone has something that they love with their whole heart and has impacted their lives here at CMU.”

Brittany Pierce, Class of 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Credit Card Online: Support your favorite CMU fund or check out TartanFunder, CMU’s crowdfunding platform, to support your classmates’ projects!

Check: You can make your check payable to “Carnegie Mellon University” and mail to: 
Carnegie Mellon University 
P.O. Box 371525  
Pittsburgh, PA 15251-7525 

Bank: For gifts via securities, wire transfers and cryptocurrency, please contact

Your tuition only covers about 70% of your CMU experience! Charitable support from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends — and students! — of the university helps bridge the cost of the programs and services that enhance the CMU student life and make it so special.

By giving back, in any amount, you are helping to ensure that Carnegie Mellon can continue providing the exceptional experience you have had!

You can designate your gift to any area or fund on campus! We want you to be able to support what you care about most at CMU.

You should give at whatever level you are comfortable, and whether you give $5 or $100, your gift of any amount has an impact here at CMU.

When students give back, the collective impact is amazing! Last year 1,426 students gave $45,500 and impacted 141 areas or funds.

Together, students can make a lasting impression on CMU! 

You can reach out to the Office of Annual Giving at