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Whether you are motivated by Peter Cooper's educational vision, your profound gratitude for the opportunities granted to you by your Cooper education, your ability to share your good fortune with those who have followed in your footsteps, or your willingness to join those who have already come forward and shared their plans to pay it forward to future generations of Cooper Union students and faculty, we'd like to invite you to have a conversation with us.


Please explore the sections of this website that apply to your circumstances or interests, and we will look forward to hearing from you.


The Mission of [charity_name]

Peter Cooper’s Vision is Our Mission

Thousands of alumni, parents and friends are committed to sustaining Peter Cooper’s vision and his belief that education improves society.

How Gifts Help [charity_name]

How Your Gift Helps

Whether or not you choose recognition for the plans you have made for Cooper, you have the power to set an example for others to follow.

Benefits of Giving

A planned gift can provide you substantial tax advantages, especially on gifts of stocks and real estate.

[charity_name] The Society of 1859

The Society of 1859

Members of the Society of 1859 may take pride in the important role they play in spanning the past, present and future of The Cooper Union.