Carnegie Mellon University
April 26, 2023

Make Possible Campaign Achieves A Significant Milestone

Dear Members of the Carnegie Mellon Community,

I am pleased to write with the news that Make Possible: The Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University has surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $2 billion more than 18 months ahead of schedule! As I have previewed at recent events, to date, our extraordinary community of supporters has generously committed more than $2.13 billion — critical funds that allow us to accelerate our mission and strategic priorities in education, research and societal impact.

This amazing philanthropic support has made so much possible across our institution, including capital projects that are transforming our physical campus; life-changing scholarships, fellowships and endowed professorships; projects and initiatives that enhance our student experience; and centers and research funding that will advance fields critical to our planet’s future. I encourage you to explore the astonishing impacts that our generous supporters are creating via this story published earlier today.

To the more than 61,000 supporters who have contributed to Make Possible so far — thank you for providing this essential foundation for the aspirations of our students, faculty and staff. Your generosity serves as a strong endorsement of the direction we are charting — a source of energy that fuels our collective drive to do the work that matters.

Many people have contributed to the successful execution of the campaign, including Provost Jim Garrett, our deans and so many of our faculty and staff. My gratitude extends to our Board of Trustees and David Coulter, chair of both the Board and the campaign. Finally, I want to congratulate all of our colleagues in University Advancement, led by Vice President Scott Mory, for their dedicated work to engage our community of supporters.

We are not done yet — there is still so much to be achieved for today’s Tartans and for future generations. We therefore will continue this incredible momentum by extending the campaign for an additional year to 2025, when we will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Carnegie Technical Schools and Andrew Carnegie’s gift that made possible its creation.

We will use this time to raise additional, vital support for several priority initiatives, including a sustained focus on scholarships and fellowships, the student experience, endowed professorships and faculty research funds. In addition, we will seek supporters to complete construction of important infrastructure projects, including the Highmark Center for Health, Wellness and Athletics, the Richard King Mellon Hall of Sciences, Scaife Hall and the Robotics Innovation Center. And finally, we will elevate significant initiatives within each college as well as University Libraries that will push forward the frontiers of education, research and creative pursuits.

This is such a magnificent time to be a part of Carnegie Mellon. Thank you for all you have helped us achieve so far through Make Possible. I look forward, with tremendous optimism, to all we will accomplish over the next two years as we set a determined course for our remarkable future.


Farnam Jahanian
Henry L. Hillman President’s Chair