Profiles of Supporters

Cooper Union's supporters are the cornerstone of the institution's future. Our generous supporters include alumni, current students, parents and friends.  To learn more about their stories, read the profiles below:

Bruce Waller

Cynthia Hadzi

Diana Georgescu, AR '75 and Vincent Lee, AR '77

Jane and Donald Deed, ChE '37

Dorothy Hayes, BFA '78

Edward Durbin, EE '48

Leonard Trentin, AR '37

Marie Morrone

Wangechi Mutu BFA '97

Toni and David Yarnell

Carmi Bee

Carmi Bee

AR '67

It is a privilege to contribute to The Cooper Union gift annuities program. Giving ensures that future generations of students will have the same opportunity afforded me.

James Craig

Art '63

Edward Durbin

Edward Durbin

EE '48

We’ve made many donations to our alma mater over the years and were proud and pleased to be able to do so. Establishing a gift annuity is one of the most rewarding contributions we’ve made to The Cooper Union.

Ben and Sue Eisenberg

ChE '61 and CE '62

Ray Falci

Ray Falci

ME '86

Dorothy Hayes

Dorothy Hayes

BFA '78

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.