Carnegie Mellon University

Your gift goes far with the INI.

Investing in the INI means advancing our work: bringing together the best and the brightest students with world-renowned faculty and staff to advance the fields of information networking, security and mobile and IoT engineering.

You may designate your donation to a specific area described below as a one-time or recurring gift.

Gift Designations

EWF Fellows 2017

EWF INI Fellow Fund 

The EWF INI Fellow Fund provides support specifically for EWF INI Fellows for books, cost of living and other expenses associated with graduate school. The fund was established by a 2010 alumna who was inspired to continue building the community of support she experienced at CMU.

Graduate Fellow Fund

INI Graduate Student Fellowship Fund

Did you know tuition dollars cover only about two-thirds of a CMU education? And that more than 50% of CMU students receive critical financial aid? Thanks to your support, the INI is able to bridge the gap for many students. These funds go directly to assisting our students with tuition.

Strategic Fund

INI Strategic Fund 

The INI Strategic Fund supports areas that are most in need and most impactful. Distributed at the discretion of the INI Director, these funds go towards scholarships, curriculum enrichment, technology upgrades, research projects and more.



The INI Technical Entrepreneurship Coaching Hub (TECH) Fund supports a culture of innovation. By donating to this fund, you can help students to engage in meaningful entrepreneurship and industry experiences, from Practicum projects with startup companies to professional development with our vast alumni network. 

Innocent Memorial Award

Innocent Habiyaremye Memorial Award

This award will honor one student who embodies a sense of community spirit in their everyday actions. The award was first established in memory of an MS20 INI alumnus who inspired others through his kindness and volunteer activities.

Joyce Brocaglia Fellow

Joyce Brocaglia - EWF Endowed Fellowship

Established in honor of the CEO of Alta Associates and founder of the Executive Women's Forum (EWF), the Joyce Brocaglia - EWF Endowed Fellowship seeks to provide support to INI graduate students who qualify for financial aid. 


Roseanne K. Silva Endowed Professional Development Fund

Experiential learning is the cornerstone of the INI experience. Through the generous support of INI alumna Rose Silva ('91), this endowed fund enables students to participate in career-building opportunities by covering essential costs such as travel, registration fees and other expenses.


ACS Legacy Scholarships

If you’re interested in developing a meaningful relationship with an INI student, consider funding an ACS Legacy Scholarship. Since these funds are not endowed, your entire gift (four annual payments of $2,500 each) will immediately benefit the student recipient.

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Why I Give

Rose Silva

"For me, it really is about the next generation and enabling someone to realize their potential. This is a very prestigious organization and to be here is not cheap but there is so much talent and I am really awed by that. I encourage you to start early. You can build as you become more established in your career. Keep adding those zeros."

Roseanne Silva, 1991 ALUMNUS


"I give because I know it makes a difference. The education I received through the INI has been foundational to my success and I want to make sure future students have the same opportunities I had."



"As an international student with a modest upbringing, I realized a transformative benefit from CMU and INI that jump-started my career. Now I help INI continue its mission through giving and as chair of the Alumni Leadership Council - so proud that the ALC has 100% participation in giving!"



"I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for the generosity of donors. I would like to pay it forward and give others the same opportunity."


How to Make Your Gift


Use our secure online form to make a gift with your VISA, MasterCard or American Express.

By Mail

Print out and complete the giving form.
 Mail with payment to:    

Carnegie Mellon University

PO Box 371525

Pittsburgh, PA 15251-7525

By Phone

Contact our Annual Giving team at 412-268-2021. They can accept your credit card contribution via VISA, MasterCard, or American Express or can help arrange for a gift of securities (appreciated stock gifts may offer extra tax advantages) or a wire transfer. 

Matching Gifts

Your gift may be doubled or more if you work for a company with a matching gift program. Spouse/partners and retiree gifts may also be matched. Please ask your employer for details. 

Your completed form may be sent to:

Carnegie Mellon University
Matching Gift Coordinator
Six PPG Place, 11th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5409