The Cooper Union depends on and is grateful for the generous and loyal support of its alumni. Next to each name appears the number of years that an alumnus or alumna has made a gift to the Annual Fund. Please note how these numbers were determined and what they represent:
We have kept computerized records of individual giving from 1980 to the present. Gifts made prior to 1980 are considered "historical year"gifts and cannot be counted individually. Therefore, the maximum number of years that any alumnus or alumna has next to his or her name for fiscal year 2010 is 31.
A portion of all unrestricted bequests received by The Cooper Union goes to the Annual Fund. Therefore, a deceased alumnus or alumna who had not made a gift to the Annual Fund will have the number (1) next to his or her name if the bequest was received in fiscal year 2010.
Perpetual Annual Giving Endowments, or PAGE funds, are gifts to the endowment that generate income, year after year, for the Annual Fund. PAGE fund distributions are included in the count so that, in fact, someone may have made only one (1) Annual Fund gift, but all subsequent distributions are counted as years of participation, even posthumously.
Top Ten Classes
By Dollar Amount to the Annual Fund
|Class Year||Total Gift Amount|
|Class Year||Participation Rate|