Carnegie Mellon University

Explore the ways you can support students and CMU.

Parents and families are vital members of the CMU community. There are many ways to support the life-changing experience at CMU for today's students. Your gift helps to fuel the innovation happening in our colleges, bringing world-class faculty and resources to CMU. We welcome your active participation and hope you find it rewarding!

We encourage parents and families to support a fund that is meaningful to you or your student. On this page you can find commonly supported college-specific funds and a link to university funds.


College of Engineering

CIT Parents Fund

The CIT Parent's Fund directly supports hands-on undergraduate research, professional development and service learning programs in the College of Engineering.

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College of Fine Arts

CFA Dean's Innovation Fund

The CFA Dean’s Innovation Fund provides resources for the Dean to address the greatest current needs of the College of Fine Arts.

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Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Parents Fund

The Dietrich College Parents Fund provides resources for the Dean to address the greatest current needs and unplanned academic expenses of the Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

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Heinz College of Information Systems & Public Policy

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund helps to sustain the vital day-to-day operation of Heinz College and allow the college’s leadership to address the most pressing needs of the college, students and faculty.

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Mellon College of Science (MCS)

MCS Parents Fund

The MCS Parent’s Fund enhances the academic and social experience for MCS students. This unrestricted fund allows the college to respond to the needs of our students quickly in areas such as financial aid, student life and academic support.

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School of Computer Science (SCS)

SCS Parents Fund

The SCS Parent’s Fund supports the varied and often unexpected needs of SCS students through gifts from parents of current and past SCS students.

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Tepper School of Business

Tepper Parents Fund

The Tepper Parents Fund supports joint (Business Administration/Economics) undergraduate events/initiatives to enrich the undergraduate student experience at the Tepper School of Business. Specific initiatives include but are not limited to Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony, Tepper Pride Day, Tepper Spirit Day, Tepper Ball, Network Manhattan, and Industry Etiquette Dinners. 

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Student's Greatest Needs

The CMU Fund

Contributions to the CMU Fund further strengthen the university’s ability to conduct cutting-edge research and high-quality education that impacts the public interest.

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