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We have exceeded our 2023 Scholarship Goal!!


Bring Cornell Home:
To Do Good for Our Great Local Students

The Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 and is used to supplement financial aid provided by Cornell for our local students who need assistance. This year's campaign, Bring Cornell Home: To Do Good for Our Great Local Students, ties into Cornell’s To Do the Greatest Good campaign. Your gifts bring Cornell home by helping Sarasota and Manatee County students.   Learn more

Warm greetings from the Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee (CCSM) in the Sunshine State. 

Join us as we celebrate the 66th year of our club in 2023! We are back in full swing with in-person culinary and cultural events happening every month. It is a wonderful opportunity to connect with new Cornell friends and re-connect with CCSM members.

Look for announcements and links being sent out to our membership and explore our exciting events page postings. 

We welcome any Cornell alumni, spouses, family, friends and parents of current and past students in the Sarasota-Manatee area to join our ranks and enjoy the benefits of our club. We even have a "Young Alumni" group (graduates from 1986-present) that organizes events with the other local Ivy League alumni.

Visit our Join/Renew Membership page to sign up - The Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee is a group where people come together for stimulating and educational events, socialization and camaraderie. We have fun!

Wishing you sunny days ahead and “Hail, All Hail, Cornell!”

Beverly Tramontelli ‘80
Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee

CCSM Updates & News

Monthly, members only letter from our CCSM President, past events, and more member content.  Log in to see member only news!

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 Upcoming Events

  • Wed, September 13, 2023 6:32 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to all alumni who shared advice like the comment by fellow CCSM member. These were shared to all students who attended student send-offs as well as added to the Alumni Advice section of the Cornell website.

    Feel free to share these with local alumni and students!

  • Sun, September 10, 2023 8:40 AM | Anonymous

    If you've logged on recently, you might have gotten a message to change your password. It's a good idea to keep our website, your info, and other members' info safe. 

    Log in as usual, then on the upper right, click on the little person in the blue square. You'll get a drop down  and the second link is to the change password site.

    If you have any questions, our host website gives detailed directions, otherwise, email or leave a voicemail on 941-500-3032, and we can help change your password for you.

  • Mon, September 04, 2023 3:06 PM | Anonymous

    Today we celebrate the history of America’s labor movement, all the workers and unions that built our country.

    Photo from The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives at Cornell University ILR School, reposted.

    From a fellow CCSM Member:

    Ted Kheel, the man for whom The Kheel Center was named, was a great labor lawyer and arbitrator  in New York in the 60's and 70's. 

    As a radio reporter I covered "Teddy", as he was called, when he mediated major public employee union strikes---sanitation men, transit workers, firemen, etc.

    Those labor talks were marathon affairs requiring long stakeouts by the press. We spent many hours at the Americana (now the Sheraton) Hotel on 7th Avenue waiting for some break in the talks. 

    The transit workers' contract used to run out on New Years Eve. The Sheraton set the press up in one of their ballrooms and provided great free food and booze. 

    By the time midnight rolled around we were feeling no pain---so we didn't care what the outcome was. But it was usually a deal. Which meant that, in the early hours of New Years Day I could go on the air and report that everything would be OK. Then I grabbed a few hours of sleep. 

    Teddy's outfit during those all night talks: pajamas, a bathrobe and slippers. He would "commute" between management and union hotel rooms carrying the latest offers back and forth---and usually he finally got a deal. A very sharp guy. 

    Those were the fun days. 

    His daughter, Ellen, was a Cornellian too.  


    Mike Eisgrau '62

  • Tue, August 29, 2023 11:14 AM | Anonymous

    Idalia’s path and strength remain uncertain, but hurricane and storm surge watches have been issued for our area.  It is expected to intensify quickly upon landfall and might be a Category 3 with winds of at least 111 mph. 

    FYI Florida's Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is going on now, many hurricane prep supplies are tax-free to help you prepare. Sarasota garbage collection is temporarily halted.

    In addition to preparing your house, gathering supplies for yourselfand any pets, charging your electronics/essential batteries, making a emergency plan, consider documenting your property and downloading the FEMA app or another form of alerting (Sarasota CountyManatee County).

    Helpful Links:

    Stay informed. Stay safe. 

  • Thu, June 01, 2023 11:55 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to

    our local graduating
    class of 2023!!

    James L.

    Alex L.

    Liam O.

    James P.

    We are so proud of you! 

    Members, click to read more
    about our local grads!

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