Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee

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Welcome to the Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee

Starting in 1957 with 125 alumni, we now serve an area population of over 600 undergraduate and graduate alumni, parents and friends. The CCSM dedicated volunteers strive to offer the best of a wide variety of social, educational, volunteer, charitable and cultural events, all with the goal of keeping our members connected to Cornell and one another.

Our monthly luncheon program features speakers from Cornell as well as a number of representatives from local cultural, health and educational institutions. Our special event program provides further opportunities to sample the rich cultural environment of our area. We also serve our community through hands-on service projects under the aegis of Cornell Cares, a worldwide Cornell student-alumni collaboration. Our “Young Alumni” group interacts frequently with other Ivy League alumni groups as well as with those from a number of other colleges and universities.

Students are the lifeblood of the University. The Club raises money for our Scholarship Fund to provide assistance to a number of Cornell students from our area. Our members attend local college admission fairs. We promote Cornell to local applicants (85 this year) through the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN).

We are fortunate to have such a dynamic alumni club in our area, but even more fortunate to be alumni of such a dynamic institution. We welcome all alumni, parents and friends to participate with us in connecting with our community and reconnecting with Cornell.

Upcoming events

    • Tue, November 29, 2022
    • Online

    On #GivingTuesday2022, join us in donating to Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee’s scholarship fund, used to supplement financial aid for Cornell students from Sarasota-Manatee. We currently have 18 local students enrolled at Cornell. It costs over $83,000 a year for out-of-state students to attend Cornell; our gifts are definitely needed.

    More info on CCSM's Scholarship page or to donate by check

    Your gift plays an essential role for students from the Sarasota-Manatee area to have the best possible student experience. Offering financial resources helps ensure equity and inclusion remain at the heart of who we are as a university. Your gift makes a profound difference to a local student.

    Donate ONLINE directly with CORNELL

    The button above will take you directly to Cornell's giving site for our fund which is administered by Cornell; please scroll down the page to see if your company will match.

    Your tax-deductible gift qualifies you for Class and Cornell Annual Fund credit as well as applicable matching gift programs. Cornell University is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

    If you have not already given, or if you have given and would like to give a little more, please consider a gift of any size on Giving Tuesday 2022.  

    Karen See '80

    Chair, Scholarship Committee, Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee

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